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New to Dropbox

Dropbox is a safe place for all your most important files. Documents, photos, and more—your stuff is there, wherever you go. Get started in five easy steps.

Welcome to Dropbox! First, watch the video above. It's a great intro to what Dropbox is and what it can do.
Ready to create an account? Simply click one of the links below, enter your email address, create a secure password, and That's it!
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Whether work or personal, whether from a mobile or desktop device, Dropbox stores files and keeps them safe.
  • On the Dropbox desktop app, add files by dragging-and-dropping.
  • On a phone or tablet, open the Dropbox app and click the + icon to upload files.
  • On, add files with the Upload button.
Important: On the desktop app, dragging-and-dropping will move files out of their original location and into Dropbox. And these files still take up hard drive space.

Okay. You've set up a Dropbox account, and you've added files. What’s next?

With Dropbox, you can access your files on any device linked to your account. Edit a file on your computer, and you'll see the changes on your phone. Add a file from your tablet, and find it on This feature—"Sync"—is core to what Dropbox does. It means the latest versions of files are always at your fingertips. Sync files in three easy steps:
  1. Download the Dropbox app on your phone, tablet, or computer.
  2. Sign in using the same email address and password you used to create your account.
  3. Add files from any device to the Dropbox apps or to
That’s it! Once syncing completes (it may take a few minutes), you'll find your files on each device connected to your account.
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You’re signed in and you’ve added files. Maybe you even added so much stuff that you're low on storage. No worries. More space is a few steps away:
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So you’ve got your files saved and you've got plenty of space. What's next?
With Dropbox you can share any file—photo or doc, video or presentation—no email attachments required. And you control who accesses your stuff, how, and for how long.


Is someone sharing with you?


Important: If you share a folder with someone, that person becomes a “member” of the folder. If someone shares a folder with you, you become a member. If a member adds a shared folder to their Dropbox, it takes up space in each member's account.
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A few notes before you go:




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