Finding and Using Dropbox on Your Computer

February 11, 2016

dropbox-windows7Loyal readers know that I’m a huge fan of using Dropbox to share files with clients. A basic account is free and gives you space to share several GB of files. For those who need more space, you can get a paid upgrade.

dropbox-windows-10What I like the most is that I can setup a folder that only a specific client and I can see. If either of us puts a file in that folder, it is automatically transferred to the folder on both sides. Just recently, I client didn’t realize the files were already on their computer. They had been going online each time files needed to be transferred.

Where exactly do you find the Dropbox folder? I can’t give you the exact answer as you can choose where it is stored on your computer. But I can tell you how to easily find it. Press Windows + E to open Windows Explorer (otherwise known as My Computer, Computer or This PC in various versions of Windows).

On the left side of the Windows Explorer window are various links to named locations. At top right is a screenshot of my Windows 7 computer and you’ll see Dropbox is the fifth item in the list. Above left is a screenshot from my Windows 10 computer and you’ll see Dropbox is a little farther down the list. Click on that link and you’ll be in the root Dropbox folder. If you have created subfolders for clients or projects, you’ll see each of them listed there.

Typically I’ll copy files that a client puts in the Dropbox folder and paste them into a folder outside of Dropbox. This way if the client deletes the files, I’ll still have copies of them to use in their projects. Hopefully this gives you a little more insight into how Dropbox works so you can use it in your workflow with your clients and projects.

Post Discussion


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

You May Also Like…

Don't Share Facebook Scam Posts and How To Spot Them

Don’t Share Facebook Scam Posts and How To Spot Them

Facebook has been in the news a lot lately for not doing enough to stop misinformation. Today I want to described one specific type of post that continues to show up from time to time and people are still falling for it. Let's look at one I...

Read More

Ransomware Attacks

Tips to Protect Yourself From a Ransomware Attack

Ransomware has been all over the news recently. First it shut down an important pipeline on the East Coast of the US and then meat processing plants. Criminals have been hitting these high-profile targets because they often lead to huge paydays....

Read More

Lori Greiner Addresses The Coronavirus Crisis

The Sharks Address The Coronavirus Crisis

I've been a fan of the Shark Tank television show since the first season. Some of the companies presenting have turned into huge hits and some of them seem like crazy ideas. Along the way there are tidbits of business advice. In a recent...

Read More

Foster D. Coburn III

Foster D. Coburn III built his first Web site in 1995 and he has been working exclusively in WordPress since 2013. He has used the Divi theme exclusively since 2015. Earlier in his career he was the author of 13 best-selling books on CorelDRAW and has been a contributor to numerous technology and graphics-related magazines. Foster has taken many projects, including this Web site, from the early design stage through to a finished piece. He has been a featured speaker at many graphics conferences.

Recent Posts

Pro WordPress Help

WordPress Web design

Graphics Unleashed Donations

Personal Info

Donation Total: $5