Most of the people are not aware of cloud computing. If you are one of them, then this guide is just for you. Cloud computing allows you to store important data online. What makes it special is that you can get access to this data at anytime and anywhere, even if you do not have your own laptop. All you need is an email id and password, and you’re good to go. Moreover, you can virtually share whole or part of your data with as many people as you want. If you have a thesis going on or you need to keep confidential documents safe, then it is best to upload all your data to cloud. It hardly takes a few minutes and keeps data safe.
to cloud. It hardly takes a few minutes and keeps data safe.
There are various cloud computing services offered by different companies, some of which includes Google Drive, Dropbox, SpiderOak, Amazon Cloud Drive, Box.net, etc. The user interface for each cloud varies, but all of them are simple and easy to use. You can not only upload data, but also delete or move it at any time.
Here’s a quick guide on how to use Google Drive and Dropbox.
Uploading Data on Google Drive
Google drive is exclusively available for those people who have a Gmail account. So, if you want to use Google Drive, then you must first create a Gmail account. There are mainly two methods of uploading data on the cloud. The first method is very simple and easy. You just need to drag and drop the file you want to add in the Google Drive folder, but you need the latest version of an internet browser to upload data through this method. You can also add any file in the sub-folders as every folder may have various sub-folders.
The second method requires you to use Google Drive to upload data. Check out the user interface and process for uploading data on Google Drive below.
- Go to My Drive and select the option “Upload Files”.
- You can then select the file which you want to upload on the cloud storage service. It may be an image, video, audio, Word document, etc.
- The file will automatically be added in the selected folder.
Uploading Data on Dropbox
Dropbox is also similar to Google Drive, but its user interface is totally different. When you sign-up and install Dropbox on your computer, then a folder named Dropbox gets created on the PC. Its shortcut also gets displayed on the taskbar. Like any other cloud computing tool, Dropbox requires you to have a reliable internet connection for uploading files. But even if you do not have internet, then still you may copy paste or drag and drop the file in Dropbox folder. It will automatically be uploaded after the computer gets connected to the internet.
Check out the folder and process for uploading data on Dropbox below.
- You can upload data on Dropbox by following a sign-in process which is similar to that of Gmail or Yahoo. You just need to go to www.Dropbox.com and enter your email address along with a password. After that, select “Files” and press the button which says “Upload Files”. It is present on the right side of the page.
- You can select any file from any folder.
- Press “Add More Files” if you want to upload more than one file.
Note: The interface may vary slightly, depending on the device you’re using to access the aforementioned cloud services.