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Dropbox Takes the Drag Out of Cloud Storage

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Deja Vu And More: Dropbox Takes The Drag Out Of Cloud Storage

by Kevin Tea on September 5, 2010 · 8 Comments and 8 Reactions

image thumb Deja Vu And More: Dropbox Takes The Drag Out Of Cloud Storage Dropbox takes the concept of dragging and dropping files from one location to another to a higher plane by creating a Dropbox folder on your hard drive which syncs with the Dropbox server on the Internet. This seamless syncing of files makes Dropbox one of the hottest online storage, syncing, backup and sharing services around.

As ever you sign up to a Dropbox account and download the software which provides the link between your PC and the server. Installation and set up isn’t going to give anyone a headache and is simplicity itself; you will be up and running in a matter of minutes.

By default the Dropbox folder which is created in your My Documents contains Personal, Photos, Public and Shared Stuff sub-folders but there is nothing to stop you creating and adding your own personal folders. For example if I am in the PC based Dropbox folder and create a sub folder called Blog Stuff, it immediately creates a mirror folder on my web-based folders section. Incidentally, you do not have to put the My Dropbox folder in My Documents, you can install it anywhere on your PC folder system. This is important to bear in mind because when I first installed Dropbox and populated it with a stack of photographs for testing, Mozy picked up the new folder and included it into its automatic backup and punched a very large hole in my 2gb limit.


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