How do I copy files from Dropbox to my computer or PC without data loss? Look at the following content and you will benefit from three solutions presented in this article.
Usually, you need to put your all kinds of files like work documents, family photos/pictures, favorite videos, etc. on cloud drives (Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and so on) when you do not have enough local storage to save them. However, sometimes, you also want to move your online files back to local devices such as computer, PC, ipad, phone, tablet, notebook, laptop, etc. for the following reasons:
But there comes a question on how to save files from Dropbox to computer? You will find three solutions from following parts.
As you all know, you can directly transfer pictures from Dropbox to computer. Yet, you can also transfer photos from dropbox to computer making use of sync feature of Dropbox desktop app.
1. Go to https://www.dropbox.com and sign in with your Dropbox account.
2. Go to find the file you want to transfer to PC, click on More (three dots) on the right of the file column and choose Download.
3. Wait for it finishes. The time it takes to finish the downloading depends on how large the file is and how fast your network is. Finally, you can find the file on your local computer.
If you already have installed Dropbox desktop application and set to sync target files from cloud to local, you can directly find what you want in Dropbox folder on your computer. If not, you have to first of all download it from its official webpage, install it on your computer and sign in your account to open it.
Then, click on its icon on the right of the taskbar. A window will pop up; click Settings (gear icon) on its top right and choose Preferences.
In Dropbox Preferences window, go to Sync tab. Click Selective Sync button to find the files you want to transfer to your computer.
Except for methods above, you can also transfer photos from Dropbox to PC on a platform provided by a FREE third party cloud drive management service called MultCloud.
Why need to rely on MultCloud?
How to make use of MultCloud?
To make use of MultCloud, first of all, you need to create an account of it. Then, sign in your account to its platform.
Next, add your Dropbox to its platform. On its Add Clouds tab, in the list of common cloud drives, select Dropbox. Then, just follow the guidance to finish adding Dropbox.
After successfully adding Dropbox, go to Cloud Explorer and choose Dropbox in the left menu. Then, you can do what you can just like in Dropbox webpage including download/upload files, create new folder, delete an item, rename a file/folder, copy/copy to or cut (move), share a photo/picture, etc.
Tip: MultCloud only allows you to download single file. You can’t download single folder with it.
If you want to migrate files from Dropbox to another cloud drive, you can directly transfer them from Dropbox to destination without first moving them to computer on MultCloud platform using "Cloud Transfer" utility.
It is not difficult to see that your problem about how to transfer files from Dropbox to my computer is getting resolved easily following any way above mentioned. You could select one way that suits you most to perform the operation. If you prefer to use the third way with MultCloud, You can make full use of its "Cloud Explorer", "Cloud Transfer" and "Cloud Sync". To learn more about how they work, click the product page to get the information.
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