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How can I download my files to a USB flashdrive?

How can I download my files to a USB flashdrive?

Explorer | Level 4

Houston, we've got a problem.  The young'ans created their own language.  I don't know what on planet earth they're talking about.  I found out the older we get, the less patience I have in 'diving in' the tutorials, and videos, etc., when I know i really have a 30 sec answer, WHEREVER it is.   Why I signed up for this, out of desperation to dump off some excess 'junk' to sift thru later, files on this, that, things that will mostly be trashed, but at the same time intermingled with important things (files, folder, whatever the correct name you call it).  I new it would take me awhile to perform good editing, hence dump it off on dropbox, get to it later, right?

 

Now, ALL i WANT TO DO IS DOWNLOAD THE DROPBOX files (folders, scrap paper, doodleling, sticky pads, whatever else you refer them as) INFO ONTO A FLASHDRIVE and forget the dropbox, i.e. cancell it.  Now is that a thumbdrive? Whatever the device is called, its a usb on one end and its about the length of my pinkie).  I'm downgraded to the basic.  I didn't use this BUT ONE TIME - TO UPLOAD THE INFO TO db.  I'm not going to pay it.

 

So, I got this flashdrive plugged in to the computer, windows magnificent 7.  I don't see anything saying or using the word DOWNLOAD, or click here to download.  I do see the word TRANSFER, but i didn't see the 'J' drive listed to tranfer to the flashdrive.   Please don't tell me i have to read all this ENDLESS library on how to do all the other things that do not pertain to what i want to do.

 

This is what happens to your patience when you turn 60.    Appreciate the help if I can be helped!  Merry Christmas.

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Re: How can I download my files to a USB flashdrive?

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Sorry to hear you're having trouble with this @arkmay, I'd be happy to help out!

 

Just to make sure we're on the same page, are you accessing your Dropbox account via the website, or do you have the desktop app installed to sync files to a Dropbox folder on your computer?

 

If you'd like to, you can send me a screenshot of the options that you see for the files. You can attach this in your reply with the "Photos" option along the top of the reply box.

 

Let me know and we can take it from there!


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Re: How can I download my files to a USB flashdrive?

Dropboxer

Sorry to hear you're having trouble with this @arkmay, I'd be happy to help out!

 

Just to make sure we're on the same page, are you accessing your Dropbox account via the website, or do you have the desktop app installed to sync files to a Dropbox folder on your computer?

 

If you'd like to, you can send me a screenshot of the options that you see for the files. You can attach this in your reply with the "Photos" option along the top of the reply box.

 

Let me know and we can take it from there!


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Re: How can I download my files to a USB flashdrive?

Explorer | Level 4

Not sure if that last message went thru.   I can't get the screenshot to cooperate with reply (photos icon).  Pop up says I have the wrong (ending , i.e. .png instead of the correct ending.  I don't know the name of the ending.  I've converted those before on a Mac.  I have no clue on the pc.

 

ROADBLOCK AGAIN.

Re: How can I download my files to a USB flashdrive?

Dropboxer

Thanks for getting back to me here @arkmay, and not to worry!

 

Can you try the following to see if we can make sure that we're on the same page, and download the files this way?

  1. Sign into Dropbox online from here.
  2. Click the "All Files" option from the left hand pane.
  3. To the right side of a file or folder, click the "..." icon.
  4. From that menu, choose "Download".

If you have any trouble with these steps, let me know at which point.

 

If you're able to download the data, it will be in the "Downloads" folder on your computer. You can then move the files to your USB how you would move any other files on your computer (eg. drag and drop, copy and paste etc).


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Re: How can I download my files to a USB flashdrive?

Explorer | Level 4

Got it Daphne.  Thank you Mam! 

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Re: How can I download my files to a USB flashdrive?

Explorer | Level 4

Daphne, your help was very well explained.  I did end up transferring my information to a flashdrive.  I then deleted the dropbox copies.  So, now, what should my strategy be?  How long will DB allow me to keep this acct. if I am not using it? 

Re: How can I download my files to a USB flashdrive?

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That would be one year of inactivity @arkmay

 

Let us know if you have any more questions!


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thanks Walter

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