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You have to download the .dmg from dropbox's website and then log in to sync.

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There are 2 ways: 1) drag and drop the file in your Dropbox folder, located on your computers hard drive or 2) you can sign in at dropbox.com and upload it using your web browser.

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In your finder go to Dropbox, in the left hand side and then drag the files into that folder Goodluck :)

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set up a dropbox on a p.c then put same dropbox on phone. then upload the file to dropbox and then access it on p.c's dropbox. Then open file in pcpaint and resize photo down in size to get the size within gmail allowed file size and save file.

size of file will be the issue you might be able to reduce the resolution of the camera to take photos of the file size.gmail can handle.

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Dropbox - Leave your USB at home


Have you ever saved your work onto your USB memeory stick to take to your next location, only to forget it and be stuck in a pickle? <br /><br />With Dropbox you won't have to worry about leaving your files at home or at work anymore.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Dropbox</span> - <a href="http://www.dropbox.com">www.dropbox.com</a><br /><br />Any file you save to Dropbox also instantly saves to your computers, phones, and the Dropbox website. For example, I can write part of an essay using my home computer. This will instantly be uploaded to Dropbox if you download the program. Then when I get to school to finish it off I just have to download Dropbox onto the school computer or just login to my Dropbox account online and download the file.<br /><br />Dropbox also allows account sharing, whereby you can invite people to look at and download your files. This is extremely useful if you are sharing things like holiday photos with your family and friends. <br /><br />It is even available for use on your iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry phones so you have unlimited portability.<br /><br />Click the link below to register and download your Dropbox:<br /><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/register">https://www.dropbox.com/register</a><br /> <br />

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Have you ever had any music, video, photo, or document files you wished you...


Have you ever had any music, video, photo, or document files you wished you could share easily between the various computers in your native Mac OS X network with ease? How about if you could share files just the same with a mixed network consisting of Macs and PCs? Or vise-versa?

Well now, there is a simple tool you can use, where you don't have to look so far or spend enormous amounts of time and energy, setting up complex file sharing infrastructure within your network. Well.. I mean you can if you want to...

But if you like, me, with a mixed network of Macs and PCs I could do that, but I don't really want to contribute that time unnecessarily.

That is how I found Dropbox.

Dropbox, is an online backup and file syncing service, that is quite easy to setup on any computer or laptop you have, Mac, PC, Linux, or even the iPhone. Once you have downloaded and installed it on your computers, literally in less than 5 minutes for each computer, you will be sharing files in no time.
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So how do you get started in Dropbox?

It is an extremely simple 4-step process.

1.) Go to the website and you will immediately be greeted, with a landing page, that automatically shouts "Download Me Now!" to you.

Download Link: http://www.dropbox.com

Once you visit the home page, this is what you will see:
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2.) Download Dropbox

3.) Install Dropbox

4.) Start dragging files, folders and applications into Dropbox

It is as simple as that!

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Once Dropbox is installed on your Mac or PC, just look on the Apple menu bar (for Mac) or the System Tray (for Windows) and you will see a small distinctive little box which looks like this:

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But that little box, leads to ways of being able to do big things for file sharing and even backing up some key files or folders from your Mac. Very easy to open and access...

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To get a Dropbox account, all you need is an email account to setup Dropbox on your computer or laptop.

You are even able to setup a free 2 Gig account and if you feel you will need more space, because you enjoy using dropbox more than you realized, you can upgrade to the monthly Pro 50 (50 Gigs of space) or Pro 100 (100 Gigs of space) Dropbox plans, for low prices ranging from $9.99 to $19.99 a month respectively.
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For now however, just to get a feel of this great online backup and file syncing service, try the free 2 Gig plan and see for yourself, why I am recommending this service as a great solution to your file sharing woes between your computers within your network.

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Since using this sharing application, I have not had any issues with sharing files, folders or applications of any kind with any of my computers with Dropbox installed.

Real case and point:

At anytime, if I want to drop a movie into my daughter's Dropbox on her Power Mac from my iMac, I simply drop the movie into my Dropbox folder and let her know. She then checks her Dropbox and in moments, she has her movie to now watch at her leisure.

NOW HOW SEAMLESS IS THAT?
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Dropbox is simple to use and surprisingly fast in transferring files.

Of course the file transfer from Dropbox is contingent upon the power and RAM capacity of your Mac(s) or PC(s) as well as your network bandwidth and connection speeds, but once you experience Dropbox and its file sharing efficiency for yourself, you will get the full picture.

I hope this Mac OS X File Share tip from Fixya support will prove beneficial to you. However, if you don't try Dropbox, how will you know what it can do to enhance your general file sharing experiences positively?

Thanks for reviewing this Mac Fixya Tip!


Regards,

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How do i send email with a large attachment from my imac


Hi
Attachments to email should be less than 10mb.
Your ISP sets the limit.
Open an email and get it ready to go.
Put cursor where you want the attachment to sit on the page.
Drag your file to be attached, from the Desktop to the Email window & drop. Then clik send.
For larger attachments:
Use the free DropBox to share files with friends. You place files to be shared in the Dropbox Folder which shows in the top menu of a Mac. Very simple to use, once set up. https://db.tt/7ByRbUj
Cheers
Trevor

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I am registred with Dropbox, but for some reason the work I am supposed to receive from the firm, iafricatranscriptions.co.za is not uploading. Have I lost my Dropbox connection?


How big is the File. Dropbox moves at an obscenely slow pace on files of any substance. (Dropping IN a movie can take as long as 12 hours out and retrieving it is even worse.) Drop box is good for photos and stuff like that only.

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Sharing Cross Systems with Drop Box


Have you ever had any music, video, photo, or document files you wished you could share easily between the various computers in your native Mac OS X network with ease? How about if you could share files just the same with a mixed network consisting of Macs and PCs? Or vise-versa?

Well now, there is a simple tool you can use, where you don't have to look so far or spend enormous amounts of time and energy, setting up complex file sharing infrastructure within your network. Well.. I mean you can if you want to...

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} But if you have a native Mac network or even a mixed network of Macs and PCs, why expend that extra time, especially when you can start sharing files in moments with the right utility?

That is how I found Dropbox.

Dropbox, is an online backup and file syncing service, that is quite easy to setup on any computer or laptop you have, Mac, PC, Linux, or even the iPhone. Once you have downloaded and installed it on your computers, literally in less than 5 minutes for each computer, you will be sharing files in no time.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
So how do you get started in Dropbox?

It is an extremely simple 4-step process.

1.) Go to the website and you will immediately be greeted, with a landing page, that automatically shouts "Download Me Now!" to you.

Download Link: http://www.dropbox.com

Once you visit the home page, this is what you will see:
98b8454.png


2.) Download Dropbox

3.) Install Dropbox

4.) Start dragging files, folders and applications into Dropbox

It is as simple as that!

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Once Dropbox is installed on your Mac or PC, just look on the Apple menu bar (for Mac) or the System Tray (for Windows) and you will see a small distinctive little box which looks like this:

dadc6e9.png


But that little box, leads to ways of being able to do big things for file sharing and even backing up some key files or folders from your Mac. Very easy to open and access...

This, all you need to access and use your Dropbox.
79a4513.png

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
To get a drop box account, all you need is an email account to setup the Dropbox on your computer or laptop.

You are even able to setup a free 2 Gig Dropbox account and if you feel you will need more, because you enjoy using Dropbox more than you realized, you can upgrade to the monthly Pro 50 (50 Gigs of space) or Pro 100 (100 Gigs of space) Dropbox plans, for low prices ranging from $9.99 to $19.99 a month respectively.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
For now however, just to get a feel of this great online backup and file syncing service, try the free 2 Gig plan and see for yourself, why I am recommending this service as a great solution to your file sharing woes between your computers within your network.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Since using Dropbox, I have not had any issues with being able to share files, folders or applications of any kind with any of my computers with Dropbox installed.

Real case and point:

At anytime, if I want to drop a movie into my daughter's Dropbox on her Power Mac from my iMac, I simply drop the movie into my Dropbox folder and let her know. She then checks her dropbox and in moments, she has her movie to now watch at her leisure.

NOW HOW SEAMLESS IS THAT?
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dropbox is smooth and surprisingly fast.

Of course the file transfer from Dropbox is contingent upon the power and RAM capacity of your Mac(s) or PC(s) as well as your network bandwidth and connection speeds, but once you experience Dropbox and its files sharing efficiency for yourself, you will get the full picture.

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} I hope this Mac OS X File Share tip will prove beneficial to you. Keep in mind: if you don't try Dropbox, how will you know what this cool web-based application can do, to enhance your general file sharing experiences with your networked computers?


Thanks for reviewing this Mac Fixya Tip!


Regards,

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