Share a folder with other computers or other people

By | April 2, 2011
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Gus wants the info about a folder that can be shared by more than one computer
In the last couple of weeks you had a program that allow one to build a folder that could be shared by more than one computer. I cannot find where it was listed and would like to know if you would send the information to me . Thanks

Our answer
We think you are referring to our article about Dropbox. You can share your Dropbox folder with as many computers as you like as long as you have the login information and as long as Dropbox is installed on those computers – whether those computers belong to you or your friends or co-workers.

Dropbox gives all users 2GB of storage space free of charge. If you need more space you can opt to buy more space, or you can earn more space by recommending Dropbox to your friends. If a friend signs up because of your recommendation, you get 250MB of extra space. You can get a maximum of 8GB of space by recommending Dropbox.

Dropbox has become wildly popular because it’s safe and easy to use. It’s quite easy to save files to Dropbox, all you need to do is to drag the files you want to back up, share and/or save to your Dropbox account to the special folder that Dropbox creates on your hard drive after you download the free Dropbox application (14.3MB). If you don’t have a free 2GB Dropbox account, you can sign-up for one here. If you use that link we earn 250MB of additional space. And you can earn additional space by referring your friends once you have set up your Dropbox account.

Dropbox also lets you easily share a folder with anyone you choose. Since your files are stored both on your hard drive as well as on the web (your Dropbox folder synchronizes with a mirror folder on the web – or in “the cloud”), you can allow others to access your entire Dropbox folder, or just a single subfolder within it. The only restriction is – whoever you share your Dropbox folder, or folders with, must have a Dropbox account as well.

Since many of you are looking for ways to share files with friends – Dropbox gives you a very easy way to share files with one or more friends or family members. You can, of course, use Dropbox to share files between your computers, smartphones, iPads, etc.

The following is from the Dropbox web site:

“…Dropbox lets you share your folders with others by creating a new shared folder or sharing an existing one. Once you add other members to the folder, it will appear in your friends or colleagues own Dropbox just as it does in yours. Any changes made to the shared folder’s contents will appear instantaneously to everyone who is a member of the folder.

Create a New Shared Folder
To create a new shared folder, click on the Create a new shared folder button from the Sharing tab of your Dropbox account.

Share an Existing Folder
To share an existing folder, the folder has to be in your Dropbox folder. You can create a folder in your Dropbox folder just as you would anywhere else on your hard drive…”

Sign up for a Dropbox account using our link and we’ll earn more space, you’ll get 2GB of free space to use too.

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