Jan 14, 2018

How to Store your files and documents on the internet for free!!

How to Store your files and documents on the internet for free!!

How to Store your files and documents on the internet for free!!

Storing of documents and some files in your homes or offices is a great and comfortable place to store things but there are lots of problems and risks governing it, when you have a look in our present world compare to back there are a lot of differences. nowadays for almost everything we do related to paying we have a printed copy of paper to serve as evidence for feature use which is very important but storing it at home is very risk for example when a fire catch up your house or office (God Forbid) it can actually affect those documents that have been kept for a while by you; either school certificate, approval document, project, e.t.c it will serve as a big challenge and it will be difficult to retrieve them back. To reduce those risk today in this post I am going to show you the best easiest way on how to store your files online and trust me they are in good location.


Why you need to keep your documents and files online    

 I suggest you keep your files and documents online for the following reasons:

         => To Avoid lost: ones you kept a copy of your file or document online even if the original copy gets lost you can easily download it and reprinting it how so easy.

        => Traveling and interview purpose: for example, you went for interview to another country and you are qualified all the things needed you have but you eventually forget to pick one very simple certificate which you think is very useless and you are told “today is the only day for the interview” and without that certificate you won’t be employ and remember you are qualified for the job so just imagine when and how would you get that certificate???
    
        => Damages: sometimes water liking of a roof can easily damage a document so imagine a damage college certificate people may see you as a very useless and un-careless human being without knowing what eventually happened to it.


Storing files and document online is very simple and easy all that you need to do is scan up your document and follow the steps below to save them online.

There are almost hundred ways to save your documents online but the basic and trusted one that I overcome throughout my research I found that they are only two I don’t mean that there are the only trusted one but they are the only one I have trusted and I also recommended you to use it because of its security and flexibility. they are:

  • Via Google Drive
  •  Through Dropbox 

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google launched on April 24, 2012, Google Drive allows users to store files in the cloud, synchronize files across devices, and share files, in addition to a website, Google Drive offers apps with office capabilities for windows and macOS computers and Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. Google Drive encompasses Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, an office Suite that permits collaborative editing of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, forms and more. Google Drive offers users 15 gigabytes of free storage, with 100 gigabytes, 1 terabyte, 20 terabytes, and 30 terabytes offered through optionally paid plans.   


How to saved document online using Google Drive
First, you must have working Gmail account, or else you won’t be able to process sign into account ones you provide the correct details you will be accessed to your Gmail Account Dashboard. At the right-hand side of your dashboard click on the first icon which is represented as a cube and choose on a drive or by clicking here.


So you are now redirected to you google drive dashboard 


on the left-hand side of your screen, you will see a button “New” click on it. A drop-down menu will appear first we have folder if you want to create different folders to differentiate your files as you do with your computer you can easily do it by clicking on the folder button and give it a name base on your opinion.


The second one is the “file upload” here you can upload your file either doc, pdf, picture or zip not just only the listed four but it accepts a lot more it just depends on the type of document you have.

The third one is “folder upload” so here if you already structure your files in a folder you can easily upload it using this button.

Google docs/sheet and slide is just similar to Microsoft package you can open docs, Excel or PowerPoint document online so easily as it is.

How to Store your files and documents on the internet for free!!

Let’s see how To upload a document  

Step: Just click on the “Upload file” button it will take you to your computer now locate your file and double click on it or choose the file and click on open (the work the same) it will automatically start uploading ones it is done you will see a notification. 

How to Store your files and documents on the internet for free!!

So also to upload in a folder first open the folder by double-clicking on it and choose the “upload file” button that’s it!! Ones it is done whenever you want to view your file just simply go to your Google Drive you will kindly find it there click on it to open and you can easily print it out by clicking on the “print button or icon” that is located at the top right-hand side of your screen.


Dropbox creates a special folder on the user's computer, the contents of which are then synchronized to Dropbox's servers and to other computers and devices that the user has installed Dropbox on, keeping the same files up-to-date on all devices. Dropbox uses a freemium business model, where users are offered a free account with a set storage size, with paid subscriptions available that offer more capacity and additional features. Dropbox Basic users are given 2 gigabytes of free storage space. Dropbox Plus users are given 1 terabyte of storage space, as well as additional features, including advanced sharing controls, remote wipe, and an optional Extended Version History add-on.

  How to saved document online using Drop Box

First, you need to have an active account in Dropbox to register just click on the “sign up” button which is located at the top right-hand side of your screen a form will appear to you fill it up by providing your correct details, ones you in the submit button

How to Store your files and documents on the internet for free!!

 Dropbox sender will mail you with your activation Link just click on the activation link or button to make your account active.


Dropbox is similar with Google Drive where you can also create folders by clicking on the “new shared folder” and give the folder a name that is comfortable to you and hit on the save or finish button

How to Store your files and documents on the internet for free!!

 to upload your document just click on the “upload files” button you will be taking to your computer just locate where the file it is and double click on it or you can also click on the file and hit the “open” button, 

How to Store your files and documents on the internet for free!!

a window will popup asking you to choose where you want to upload your files choose according to your wish and hit the upload button

How to Store your files and documents on the internet for free!!

 it will take some few minutes it depends on the size of the file. Ones it is done whenever you want to view your file just log in to your account you will kindly find it there to open it simply click on it and it will open to print out the file just click on the “print button or icon”  which is located on the top right-hand side of your screen.


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Hey! I’m Muhammad Abba Gana, popularly known as AbbaGana, a blog Scientist by mind and a passionate blogger by heart fountainhead of Guidetricks, Duniyan Fasaha, Duniyar Yau, Hanyantsirah, Gidan Novels, Abba Gana Novels and Be With Me Technology, I am twenty something year old guy from Jimeta, Adamawa State, Nigeria. I’m a Freelance writer, Information marketer, professional blogger, Web designer, Internet speaker, software Developer and also an author. I make living with my laptop and can work from anywhere I find myself (as long as there is a power supply and a reliable internet connection). 

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