Hi Linda,
                 I use Dropbox and it has been good. I use it on Windows but am reasonably familiar with Macs. I right click and Ctrl + "c" to copy on Windows or Cmd +"c" on a Mac then the same with v to paste into the Dropbox folder. Sometimes you have to do up a folder in the Dropbox folder to see what's happening i.e. the little blue uploading arrows or the green ones for files actually up there. That's a problem with Windows rather than Dropbox.
I just got 50 free GB when I connected my new smart phone. It's been good while in Sydney to have access to a lot of extra files while preparing for the Art-bar at Museum of Contemporary Art here Friday night.

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Re: [SCIART] Question about Dropbox

Hi Karen, 

yes, I realize downloads are sometimes faster, but an hours upload and instantaneous download? That's what made me curious.

I no longer want my files on Dropbox, I wanted a safe place off site to temporarily put them. I'm going to go get my backup drives in a few minutes.

I've been hearing a lot about carbonite...  I mainly use DropBox to send my clients links that they can download for files too big for email. They cannot put any software on their computers, so they need an online link. Even is blocked, sometimes. Weird.

Thanks so much! 

Linda M. Feltner Artist, LLC
P.O. Box 325
Hereford, AZ 85615
(520) 803-0538

On Jul 23, 2013, at 9:08 AM, Karen Ackoff wrote:

Download times are generally faster than upload times. Check to see what your Internet provider uses. 

Do be careful with DropBox. When you "copy" a file from Dropbox to your hard drive, it moves it, removing it from Dropbox. This seems counter intuitive but it's the way Dropbox works. 

For archiving, there are better services such as carbonite. Albeit, there are charges. Some may offer a certain amount of free space. 

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