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Having an extra storage unit is always a plus. There are many uses that we can give it, from having an additional space to store files to using it as a backup copy of our files. The possibilities are further expanded if this disk is available from the Internet. This is what Dropbox offers us: free virtual storage to save our files on the Internet through a simple multiplatform client, with all the advantages of having documents stored in the cloud.

This application creates a directory on our local file system that will be synchronized with our virtual disk on the Internet. If we want, we can change this directory, which opens the door to new possibilities, such as automatically synchronizing our personal document folders and thus having a backup copy of it.

This directory has two special folders: Public and Photos. In the Public folder, we can store files so that others can access them via the Internet without the need for them to have access to our account. In the Photos folder, we can upload our image albums so that other users can access them through a URL without having access to our Dropbox account directly.

In this way, Dropbox becomes a very useful tool to relieve our hard drive and, incidentally, share our files with our friends and acquaintances. In addition, since there are also official clients for smartphones and even a browser version, we can access our content from anywhere and from any device.

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