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    Default Dropbox - Up to 5gb extra space for FREE

    http://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?id=53104

    All you gotta do is upload some photos/videos from your phone or camera using the new beta version of dropbox.

    Doing it via a mobile is a pain (especially with the amount you'd need to upload) so the easiest way to do it is to drag and drop a bunch of photos on to a removable USB drive, set it to autoplay and plug it into your PC. When you plug the drive in, choose 'auto upload to Dropbox'. Once this begins you will start getting an extra 500mb of free space every time you upload 500mb of pictures/videos (until you reach the 5gb limit).

    if you don't have a dropbox account, you can get one here (comes with 2.25gb of free space to start with but use the method above to get it up to 7.25gb for absolutely free!)


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    anyone done this yet? I'm loving all that extra space so far! So useful for keeping my Traktor tunes nice and safe on the cloud.

    in addition, here's another relatively easy way to get an extra 16GB of space:

    http://lifehacker.com/5854955/how-to...words-for-free

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    looks interesting..

    how long does one have to upload it and still get the extra storage?

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    nice, you just have to import the photos/videos via their new importer tool, not even upload them completely in order to get the free GB!
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    Quote Originally Posted by weltraumpapst View Post
    you just have to import the photos/videos via their new importer tool, not even upload them completely in order to get the free GB!
    exactly - it's stupidly easy to do this.

    all you have to do is drag and drop ANY random photos onto a removable usb drive. Then just plug the USB drive in, let autoplay start up Dropbox and start uploading the pictures.

    For every 500mb you upload, you get an extra 500mb of capacity, for free.

    Once you reach the 5GB limit, just delete all the photos (unless you wanna keep them on there of course).

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    is this just a windows option at the minute?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lecko View Post
    is this just a windows option at the minute?
    nope, check the first link in my original post for the Mac beta version

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    the first two 500mb i got quite fast. but now it wont give me more.. i think i have to upload everything to get all the bonus..

    found this here:

    Are you absolutely sure about the following:

    1. You have uploaded at least 501MB of videos.
    2. You have uploaded at least 501MB of photos.
    3. Your total upload *exceeds* 5001MB.
    4. You have used the desktop photo uploader to perform the uploads (and not copy and pasting the content into the Camera Uploads folder)
    5. You have uploaded UNIQUE content. Not re-uploading the same files or trying to trick Dropbox by renaming the files (that is not going to work).
    6. You have waited for all the content to be FULLY UPLOADED to the Dropbox servers. (Simply importing the photos will not work, it needs to be fully uploaded before it counts.)

    Dropbox is very particular about the above requirements.

    http://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?id=53107


    oh and this might come in handy:

    www.dropbox.com/free
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    thanks milo checking this out now. already i have the xtra 500mb (looks like i'm going to have a busy morning
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    Thx for the heads up, filling a usb drive with pics now

    PS: If you are using the thumbdrive method, keep the DCIM folder structure, else dropbox won't recognize it as such.
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    and boom. 7.25gb (if you dont have a lot of images, just delete the files from camera uploads and plug the drive in again) thanks again mate.
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