Forget Pendrive, Use Dropbox


Forget Pen-drive, Use Dropbox.

The above words may sound quite strange, but it is true and feasible too.

The main problem with pen-drive is, we often forget to transfer the updated version of a file to the drive.

There are also other issues related to portable storage devices. They are unstable. Very often these are infected by viruses and worms and we need to format the device, loosing all the data. Sometimes removable storage devices gets corrupted out of nothing. Company replaces the devices, not the data.

And above all, there are fear of loosing the device. It can be lost or stolen.

Meet Dropbox 

To address all our concern related to loss of data, here is a free service available for our rescue. Its Dropbox. Its something like putting a part of your computer’s hard disk on the cloud. Your data will not get deleted. No tension of data loss due to device failure, or virus, or theft.

How does it work ?

In simple words, you install Dropbox in your computer, set a local folder as dropbox folder and that is all. All the files and folder inside this folder will always be synchronised with its copy in the cloud. You will only have to be connected to the internet.

What will happen if the Internet Connection drops ?

NOTHING will happen. This is the best part of Dropbox. It keep your data in your computer and their copy on the cloud. Suppose you get disconnected for an hour. Dropbox will not let you feel anything. You will continue to add/edit new/existing files as usual. When internet connection resumes all your editing will be sent to the server.

Subhrapratim De is a Data Entry Operator (DEO/VLE) under MGNREGA Scheme. He is working at the ground level (Gram Panchayat) since 2008 in West Bengal. He has strong background knowledge of computer system, network and operating system. He has knowledge of programming and databases too. Lastly he is a part time blogger.

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