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How do people use Dropbox? Online or another way

How do people use Dropbox? Online or another way

CHRISSIGWEST
Explorer | Level 4

Hello

What is the preferred method that people use on here.

Online webiste?

or

Download the app?

 

Is one better than the other

 

thanks

 

chris

 

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Re: How do people use Dropbox? Online or another way

Jay
Dropboxer
Hi @CHRISSIGWEST, thanks for messaging the Community!

There are different ways of using Dropbox. In general, as it is primarily a service to sync files from one device to another, the Dropbox desktop application is used. 

Files in the Dropbox folder can be added, edited and deleted, which will then sync to the site and other devices.

Using the site only is also possible, for users who don't have admin permissions to install the app, or just need to access files from the site when they're on another computer without Dropbox. Files changed on the site would also sync to other syncing devices.

There is also the mobile app for viewing files on your account and editing them too, as well as automatic camera uploads.

If you need any more details, feel free to message back!

Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: How do people use Dropbox? Online or another way

CHRISSIGWEST
Explorer | Level 4

Thanks Jay

 

I will share this with my boss. The files in our DropBox desk top version used to sync up great. Something has happened to it because now nothing syncs up

 

take care

 

chris

 

Re: How do people use Dropbox? Online or another way

Jay
Dropboxer
If you hover over the Dropbox icon in the menu bar or system tray, it should give you a message to see if the files are updated, syncing, or if something else is occurring.

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Re: How do people use Dropbox? Online or another way

CHRISSIGWEST
Explorer | Level 4

Thanks Jay

 

I will try that

I checked one of our 6 computers and there was one of them that recognized the updated files that I had added in my attempt to do a test to make sure that it wasn't my computer/files that were being compromised.

 

chris

 

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