4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 22, 2011 11:27 PM by okieseeker
okieseeker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

In the past, I've always gone along with letting my home iTunes download and keep track of apps I buy from the store via my iPhone. Today a coworker showed me a cool app called Dropbox for sharing files for computer, phone, etc. But on his computer he has a shortcut on his desktop that goes right to the app. I looked at the properties and it goes to dropbox.exe in a system folder. I was suprised; all my apps are just for phone use. How do I install this app on my Windows 7 computer like he did to get the full functionality? I asked him and he couldn't remember.


Windows XP Pro, service pack 3
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,830 points)

    This really isn't the appropriate place to ask for assistance with a Dropbox question. Dropbox has their own forums here, if their technical support resources don't answer the question:

     

    http://forums.dropbox.com/

     

    If you haven't downloaded and installed the Dropbox Windows application, though, you need to do that:

     

    http://www.dropbox.com/downloading?os=win

     

    Regards.

  • okieseeker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry about posting in wrong place. I had my head inside the whole iTunes/iPhone/app world. For the benefit of anyone who may run across this thread, about three days after I signed up for Dropbox, they emailed me a link to download the application that installs on my computer(s).

     

    Thanks, Dave!

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,830 points)

    And for anyone reading, you don't need to wait for an email, just to make that clear. All versions of the Dropbox application can be downloaded at any time from their web site or the appropriate store for your mobile device.

     

    Regards.

  • okieseeker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    In my own defense, I think I found and downloaded/installed this app from the iTunes store kinda like a typical Apple user. Read the instructions? Who needs instructions when you've got the great Apple GUI? So, if there was a notice that I could download the separate app for the computer, or that they would email me a link to a download location, I must have breezed right through it. Won't be the first time an Apple-head did something like this. Ha! It's all working now, except my Dropbox folder merged with that of the previous owner of the work computer. So I can look at his movies of his girlfriend at a gun range shooting his assault rifle. No, I'd rather go back and play some music in iTunes. Thanks for the help, Dave.