How do I upload Files to Dropbox?

Trying to make Dropbox Work. I have dropbox account; created new folder.

I have not done in a while, fried to drag & drop multiple files from windows PC, nothing goes.

Tried to do JUST ONE file, does not go.

What is the trick?
Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief DeveloperAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Make sure you have Dropbox installed and also that you are signed in.

Once you do that, open the Dropbox folder and drag a file into it. It will show you it is updating.
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Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief DeveloperAuthor Commented:
OK, I see, I wasn't signed up.

Is there a free equivalent?

I am NOT getting sucked into that trap for a one time need.

Thanks
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
For single use / users you can get Dropbox for free.

If you are using another person's Dropbox they need to give you login access
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aranaCommented:
Óne time need? its free for personal use and you said you already have a dropbox account.
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Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Dropbox requires 3 users and a $45 signuup.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That is for commercial Dropbox with more capability and storage space. For ordinary personal use, it remains free. Individual Dropbox
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aranaCommented:
personal version is free, , or you can try other cloud storage solutions, most of them give you a  free account with about 10gb at least.
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Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Sorry I am so stupid, please inform on how to set up the free one.

Thanks,

Richard
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Go to Dropbox.com, look for downloads (free), sign up with an account, download and install. Goes on computers and iDevices.

Please let us know if we can help
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Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief DeveloperAuthor Commented:
OK, didn't work like that but I got it.

Basically, I'm transferring a web site.

I accepted me uploading all the htm, js, etc file, they are there.

I want to keep the images in a separate folder, so I created another folder on dropbox, trying to upload images to it, tried all, nothing, tried one, there is a little red circle with a slash through it, so it won't do it.

Why not?

I can't believe this is sooooooooooooooooo hard
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Make the folder in Windows Explorer and the drag that new folder into Dropbox. Delete the other one.
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Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Did that, it does nothing.

I guess I can copy (maybe) all the files from the images folder & mix in with others, then instruct my customer on how to rebuild at his end.

Obviously the free version is very limited in capability.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I am looking at this here.

If I look at my Windows 10 Dropbox icon:  If I right click, I see the current files but not my two folders. If I double click on it, that opens the Dropbox folder and I DO see the additional folders.

I look at it in my iPhone and see the folders.

Right click or left click just once on the Dropbox icon and see the menu across the top. It likely shows you Recent Files underlined. Look right for the folder icon and click on that. Then the Windows folder opens with the sub folders. I would do a screen shot but that is personal

Look around and you will see what I mean. If you created the folder, look in the folder icon (which opens Dropbox in Explorer) and you will see it.
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Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I zipped & emailed the images to the customer.

How do I direct him to get the other files from dropbox, I shared the folder with him but I have no clue what URL he goes to, etc.

Thanks
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You need the customer to open a folder in your Dropbox (permit him to do this) and then you can see the folder. I have an EE folder here that EE created.

Check the Dropbox documentation on shared folders.

I think you can also create the folder and share it to other person (email address).
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Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I had clicked Share earlier & entered his email.

Does that mean he got an email telling him how to access, etc?

Thanks,

Richard
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I cannot remember that detail. Email him and ask him to look in the folder.
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Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I do not know if this will work or not, have not hard from the customer.

You get the points anyway (work or not) for your persistent effort, as usual.

If it fails, I will try to just zip the other files & email to him.

Funny, dropbox (and a whole lot of other things) used to be so easy.

Everything now is so much harder & less intuitive.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you and I was happy to assist you with this.
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Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief DeveloperAuthor Commented:
John,

Customer sent me this:

So here is what it keeps doing:
after I created an acct, I select "down load drop box"; my computer then prompts me to save file, drop box icon prompts me to click to continue to down load drop box but nothing happens except the computer then goes back and prompts me to save the file again, a continuous circle but no files.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Richard
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Make sure you gave the customer a password for the email address involved.

Check your own computer that the file is in the folder you designated.

Make sure you are logged onto Dropbox and when you hover your mouse over the Dropbox icon that it says up to date.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Also, it takes a bit of time for the local file to make it to the Dropbox cloud so that the other person can access it
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