Many of us now have more than one PC, and maybe a smart phone as well, and increasingly we need to be able to access files and folders stored on one PC from another, or the mobile, especially if you are on your travels or out and about.

There are ways and means within Windows but here’s a simple, free one-stop solution for Windows, Mac and Linux PCs as well as iPhones, iPads, Android and Blackberry smart phones. It’s called Dropbox and it creates a special folder on you PC or mobile into which you put all of the files you want to be able to access from another device.

When you make changes to the saved files or add new ones, the Dropbox folders on your other PCs are automatically updated and as an added bonus there’s a facility to store your Dropbox files on the web, as an emergency backup.

There’s 2Gb of free space available, if you want more a further 50Gb will set you back $9.99 a month. Once installed all you have to do is drag and drop the folders you want to synchronise into the Dropbox folder and it does the rest and your files are available on any network or internet connected PC or device with Dropbox installed.

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