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There’s a better way to email large files.
Dropbox has added a new feature – “links” – to send files that are too large to email as attachments. It is especially helpful when sending lengthy exhibits and other files in litigation. You can forget about .zip files, flash drives, and compact discs. Of course, you should have already forgotten about printing and mailing documents, for the sake of the trees.
Here’s how you can use Dropbox links to send large files.
How to Email Large Files with Dropbox Links
You need to have a Dropbox account to send a link. Go here to create an account and download Dropbox onto your desktop computer. The recipient of the file does not need to have a Dropbox account, which is why the feature is so useful.
To email a large file, add the document to your Dropbox folder.
You can send large files:
Or entire folders:
Next, go to your desktop, right-click on the file you want to send and select “Get Link”:
Or, go to the Dropbox website, log-in and click on the link icon next to the file:
Open an email, copy the link into the message and send it to your client, witness, or opposing counsel.
When the recipient clicks on the link, the file will open in a secure web browser, allowing them to download it to their computer. Again, the recipient does not need a Dropbox account to click on the link or access the file, making this an incredible, fast solution for sending large documents online.
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