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Dropbox Transfer: how to share files online and for free | Backup

Dropbox Transfer is a service for sending large files. The tool allows you to upload and share the files link of up to 100 MB, for free, or up to 100 GB with a Professional account, which you pay. After uploading, the content can be protected with a password and automatically deleted when the set time is reached. Recipients do not need to have a Dropbox account to download a transfer and you can get notifications of downloads and viewing statistics.

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In the following tutorial, check out how to use Dropbox Transfer to share files over the Internet with friends and family. The tool works through the browser, such as Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Firefox, without the need to download and install the Dropbox application on the computer.

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Step 1. Access the Dropbox Transfer page (dropbox.com/transfer) and drag files or folders into the browser. If you want, you can use documents stored in your account by clicking on "Add from Dropbox";

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Add the files you want to share Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 2. If you want, click "+" to add other items. After uploading the desired files, click on the gear icon to change the expiration date and add a password;

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Open the transfer settings Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Step 3. You can choose a validity period of three or seven days for free, and enable or disable the download notice. For other periods and password protection it is necessary to subscribe to Dropbox Professional. After making the desired adjustments, click "Done";

Setting expiration date and password Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraSetting expiration date and password Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Setting expiration date and password Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 4. Returning to the previous screen, click on "Create transfer" and login to your Dropbox account or register for free;

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Creating transfer Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Step 5. With the transfer created, a download link will be generated. You can copy the link for messaging in chat apps or use the option "Send with email";

Copy the download link or send it by email Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraCopy the download link or send it by email Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Copy the download link or send it by email Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 6. To see the download statistics, go to the main Dropbox website (dropbox.com) and, if necessary, log in to your account. Then click on "Transfer" in the left side column;

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Managing files sent by Transfer Foto: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 7. Click on the file name to copy the download link, edit the expiration date, change the password or delete the transfer.

Managing files sent by Transfer Foto: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraManaging files sent by Transfer Foto: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Managing files sent by Transfer Foto: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Take advantage of tips for sharing files over the internet with Dropbox Transfer.