Learn how to get started with Dropbox:
Take your stuff
Work on files
Welcome to Dropbox!
Keep your files safe
Dropbox lets you save docs, photos, videos, and other files — all in one place — and automatically backs up your stuff.
So if your computer breaks down or you leave your phone on
the train, your stuff is safe.
Add files to your Dropbox
On Windows or Mac
Make sure you’ve installed the desktop app on your computer. 2.
Drag and drop files into the Dropbox folder. That’s it!
Sign in to dropbox.com.
Click the Upload button at the top of the window.
Choose the file you’d like to add, and click Open.
Or, just drag and drop files directly into your
On iOS or Android
Tap the More actions menu (...) icon in the top-right corner. 2.
Choose Upload File (in iOS) or Upload here (in Android).
Select the location you’d like to upload files from.
Select the files you’d like to add, and then tap Upload.
Take your stuff anywhere
Save your photos and docs to Dropbox, and access them on any computer, phone, or tablet with the Dropbox app. Every file you save to Dropbox is automatically synced to all your devices, so you can get to your stuff from anywhere.
Install the desktop and mobile apps
Get the desktop app
Get the iOS app
Get the Android app
Send large files
Need to send a file? Just add it to your Dropbox, share a link to it, and you’re done. No matter how large the file is, anyone with the link can view or download a copy — even if they don’t have a Dropbox account.
Share a link to a file
Sign in to dropbox.com, and find the file or folder you’d like to share. 2.
Hover over the file or folder, and click the Share button that appears. (If you’re sharing a folder, you’ll see a drop-down menu. Choose Send link.)
Enter the email addresses of the people you want to invite, and click Send.Or, copy and paste the link.
On Windows or Mac
1. Install the Dropbox desktop app if you haven’t already. 2. Open your Dropbox folder, and find the file or folder you’d like to share. 3. Right-click on the file and select Share Dropbox Link. The link will be copied automatically. Just paste it into an email, instant message, or wherever you’d like people to access it.
Work on files together
Collaborate on presentations and docs — without emailing files back and forth. Just create a shared folder and add other people to it. When you edit a file in a shared folder, everyone instantly gets the latest version on their devices.
Set up a shared folder
Sign in to dropbox.com, and click on Share a folder... at the top of the window.
Choose I’d like to create and share a new folder, click Next, and enter a name for your shared folder.
Click Next, and enter the email addresses of the people you want to invite.
Add a personal message if you’d like, and click Share folder.
Hooray, now you’re a Dropbox all-star!
You’re all set to use Dropbox. Get started now,
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See more tips and tricks
Check out our Help Center to learn how to recover old versions of files, save space on your computer with Selective Sync, and explore other advanced features.
Dropbox also includes a number of security tools
to help you further protect your account and data.
Visit our Security page to learn how to create
a strong, unique password, enable two-step
verification, and adjust your security settings.
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