How to Increase Dropbox Space

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Dropbox offers the ability to store files on encrypted servers, sync across multiple devices and share files with your colleagues and friends. When you create a free account, Dropbox gives you 2 GB of storage space to work with. If 2 GB won't meet your storage needs, you have three options to increase your Dropbox space. Choose to use one or two of the methods, or use all three to max your space.

  • Suggest that your friends and colleagues use the Dropbox service. An invited friend who signs up for the service and installs the Dropbox program nets you 250 MB of additional storage space for your account. Visit the Dropbox website, log into your account and visit the referrals page. From there, send out invitations to anyone who may have interest in joining Dropbox.

  • Complete the Dropbox quests for new users. This includes taking a tour of Dropbox's features, installing Dropbox on your main and secondary computers, putting files in your Dropbox folder, sharing a folder, inviting friends to join and installing the software on a mobile device. You'll gain 250 MB of additional storage space.

  • Upgrade your Dropbox account. A Pro 50 account boosts your total space to 50 GB. A Pro 100 account gives you 100 GB of space. As of March 2011, a Pro 50 account costs $9.99 per month or $99 per year. A Pro 100 account costs $19.99 per month and $199 per year.

Tips & Warnings

  • Students receive twice the storage space for each friend they refer. Instead of 250 MB when someone they invite signs up for Dropbox, students receive 500 MB.
  • The maximum amount of space available for free accounts is 8 GB. If you need more space than that, you will have to purchase an upgraded account.

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