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Welcome to Dropbox.
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.
Share view-only access to your stuff.
Invite others to edit your files with you.
Is someone sharing with you?
To view someone else's file, click the link in the email or notification you receive.
Add a shared folder you’ve been invited to.
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.
File owners can set access permissions. Give people view-only access to files or folders, or allow others to edit them.
Control who can access shared links.
Ask others to add a doc or photo to your Dropbox with file req...
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:
Earn space by referring friends. Refer friends now.
Unlock new space by completing the Get Started guide. Unlock space now.
Need even more space? Upgrade to Dropbox Plus and get 1 TB of space.
Track available account storage, and always know how much you’ve got left. Check space now.
Upgraded to Plus, but not sure which account you used? Find the account on a credit card charge.
Not seeing your Plus upgrade space? Activate Plus space now.
Not seeing referral bonuses? Check the status of your referrals.
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 dropbox.com. 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:
Download the Dropbox app on your phone, tablet, or computer.
Sign in using the same email address and password you used to create your account.
Add files from any device to the Dropbox apps or to dropbox.com.
That’s it! Once syncing completes (it may take a few minutes), you'll find your files on each device connected to your account.
Sign in to Dropbox using the same email address and password on all your devices. Otherwise sync won’t work.
Save space on your hard drive with selective sync.
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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 dropbox.com, 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.
Automatically save screenshots, and copy a link to your clipboard.
Save new photos and videos with camera uploads.
Add photos and videos to an album.
Not seeing photos on the Dropbox Photos page?
Missing files or folders? Accidentally delete them?
Did the names of some photos change when you added them to Dropbox?
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!
Create an account on dropbox.com.
On a mobile device? Download the app on your mobile browser, or from your device’s app store. Then open the app and follow the prompts.
Choose a unique, secure password—don't use it for any other apps, websites, or services. Learn how to make your password secure.
Think you might already have an account? Verify your email.
Save your password somewhere safe. For even better security, use two-step verification.
Not getting a confirmation email? Check these possible causes.
Seeing that your email is already in use? Learn what to do next.
Need to change your email, password, or other account info? Change account info now.