How to add files to Dropbox

A friend, colleague or client has invited you to a Dropbox folder so that you can share files. What do you do now?

You’ve received the email in your inbox saying “Kelly invited you to a Dropbox shared folder called ‘Kellys Folder.’“.

Step 1. Click on the button that says “View Folder“.

You will arrive at the DropBox signin/signup page. If you already have an account log in as yourself and then go to step 4.

Step 2. If you do not have a Dropbox account click the CREATE AN ACCOUNT link.

Create an Account on Dropbox

Step 3. On the next page complete your details – name, address, email. To view the shared folder you have to use the same email address that the Dropbox email came to.  If you use a different email address Dropbox will not let you see the folder.  Create a password, then click the box to agree to Dropbox Terms and Conditions (click here to read the Dropbox Terms and Conditions here first if you want to).

Now click the blue CREATE AN ACCOUNT button.

Step 4. You will then be notified that you have a SHARED FOLDER INVITATION, and Dropbox will let you know who the invitation is from.

Click ACCEPT to gain access to the folder.

Accept Dropbox Shared Folder

Once you’ve clicked ACCEPT you will automatically be taken inside that shared folder, so you will see the files that have been shared with you.  When you upload files into this folder the other person will be able to see and download those files.

Upload a file into your Dropbox shared folder

Access the folder you would like to upload to.  If you have followed the instructions above, you will already be there.  You can see the name of the folder at the top of the page, circled in red below.

Name of your dropbox folder

Find the UPLOAD button, to the left of the search box.  It is a little white box, with a folder corner and a blue UP arrow.  It is circled in red below.

Upload file to dropbox

A new window will appear. You will see a button that says CHOOSE FILES.  Click this and navigate to the file you want to upload.

Click the file you would like to upload.

You can click more than one file by holding down the CONTROL button (on a windows PC) or APPLE KEY (on a mac).

Now click the OPEN button on the bottom right hand side of this window.

That’s it!  Dropbox will display a little moving circle to the right of the file in the list when it is uploading.  Once the file has uploaded, and has been added to your folder a green tick will display.

To add another file just click ADD MORE FILES.

You can upload as many as you like; to a maximum of 2GB on a free Dropbox account.

How to get more space on Dropbox

You can get more space on Dropbox by referring people. Free accounts get 500mb per referral.

Your referal needs to install the Dropbox desktop app on a computer and sign in to the app in order for you to get the extra space. Installing only the Dropbox mobile app on a phone or tablet will not qualify.

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