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Hey everyone

I've been waiting to do this, but wasn't sure if it was allowed. After finding other referral links, I thought I'd give it a go .

I'd like to introduce you to DropBox, it's a great service that gives you 2GB FREE storage on the web. You can then access every content you store on it with your smartphone, home PC, laptop, Linux, tablet... about everything that can access the web.
On your own PC you can just point Dropbox to a folder and he will sync that folder to your account every time a change happens. This means that if I add a file in my dropbox folder on one pc, boot up another pc with dropbox, then it will be automatically there. You can also adjust the speedlimit with which it syncs, or if you want to sync manually alltogether.

It's really handy to take your savegames with your to your friends' place , trust me.

It's very sleek looking, no bloatware AT ALL, very easy to use, and handy.

The online interface:


That's not all there is to it though! The fun part about dropbox is that you can easily expand that 2GB free space through referrals, doing some simple tutorial, signing up through someone's referral (jep it gives you extra space as well!),... all easy things that give you 250MB of extra space once you do it. UP TO 10GB!! That's the same amount as you can get if you pay 10Euros/Month, pretty good huh

All my friends have it already, so I thought I'd come to OCN to try and expand my folder a bit .

You could really help me guys, becasue The Witcher saves take up alot of space .

I'm a minimalist myself, and loath anything that's remotely close to bloatware or programs that mess up my foldertree with hidden files,...

http://www.dropbox.com/


Edited by llama16 - 8/6/11 at 8:05am
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Doesn't Skydrive give you 25Gb free?
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True, but it's always online. With yrdropbox you don't need to be, you can just put the desired files into your dropboxfolder on your pc and they'll sync as soon as a connection is available.

I've tried Skydrive, but prefer dropbox. Skydrive is more complicated and less straightforward, granted that the 25GB might be more appealing to some people.

I tried both and like DropBox better. Personal taste maybe.

I prefer thunderbird to live mail as well.
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There's sync functionality in Skydrive too. I can sync 'My Documents' up to the cloud (5Gb), or to another PC.

I've been running it for a few months now, and it has worked without a hitch. Just enable Windows Live Mesh, and it'll do the rest for you.

Like you said, personal preference.

Oh, and I prefer Thunderbird too!
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post #5 of 12
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There's sync functionality in Skydrive too. I can sync 'My Documents' up to the cloud (5Gb), or to another PC.

I've been running it for a few months now, and it has worked without a hitch. Just enable Windows Live Mesh, and it'll do the rest for you.

Like you said, personal preference.

Oh, and I prefer Thunderbird too!
Yeah, and I use it on my ipod as well (showing new taken pictures to friends and such). I remember when I used skydrive to looked for a feature and remember seeing something that involved syncing OneNote and such. But I didn't mind the hassle, so I tried Dropbox one day and prefer it since.
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I'm sorry for the double post, but I'd like to find and admin who'd like to edit the title of the thread becasue I added an awesome guide to increase your free size from 2 to 20GB!

New title: 'Dropbox: Cool service, help me get up in size! + tutorial to expand to 20GB free'.
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thanks for the guid, i bumped up my space a bit

Why is everything so oriented to US citizens.

HEY AMERICA THE REST OF THE WORLD EXISTS!
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Referral Links are not allowed, this includes short / tiny links that end up going to your referral, or otherwise masking your http link with bb code.
Quote:
Here's the referral link I'd like you to use if you want to give it a try:
[URL="http://db.tt/editedout"]http://www.dropbox.com/[/URL]
That first part right there that says editedout, remove that and put http://www.dropbox.com there please.
Edited by Lige - 8/6/11 at 5:48am
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post #9 of 12
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Quote:
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Referral Links are not allowed, this includes short / tiny links that end up going to your referral, or otherwise masking your http link with bb code.

That first part right there that says editedout, remove that and put http://www.dropbox.com there please.
That's a load!
This thread is over here for 2 weeks, and non winked at it
http://www.overclock.net/other-softw...y-dropbox.html

EDIT:found another one: http://www.overclock.net/other-softw...x-service.html
Have nothing to do this friday afternoon, or I am just that unlucky?

Don't come tell me I can't while I first went to see if others have. No admin said anything so why shouldn't I. Everyone equal right?
Edited by llama16 - 8/6/11 at 7:03am
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Dude I pretty sure it's part of the TOS and honestly the volume of posts makes it difficult for mods to catch everything.

When you sign up for OCN you're supposed to read the terms and conditions...the mods are just doing their job so give them a break.
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