Dropbox saga just to get access to a file that was sent to me...

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Tarnak, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. Tarnak

    Tarnak Registered Member

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    ... and which was advised by e-mail to Yahoo! Mail account. Simple, No!

    I first clicked on a link in the e-mail. This took me Dropbox, but then I was informed that I had to create a Dropbox account, which I did.

    Then I got an e-mail from Dropbox to my Yahoo! Mail account - "Just one more step to complete your Dropbox setup" , which I opened and clicked on the radio button within. This was on my XP desktop!

    Lo and behold, I was confronted with this:

    ScreenShot_Dropbox_cannot download a file to XP.gif
     
  2. Tarnak

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  3. Peter2150

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    HI Tarnak

    Believe me I held out on XP a long time, but the reality is more and more companies are dropping support for XP. I also agree I hate having to set up accounts and give emails just to get a file some one sends, but I have a dummy junk email for that.
     
  4. Tarnak

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    Hi Peter,

    I would have preferred to have had it linked to a dummy account, but I had advised this person, that sent me this file via Dropbox, my true e-mail address. So, I had no option but to open an account with Dropbox using that address.
     
  5. Tarnak

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    So, to continue this saga...I still haven't got access to the file, at this stage by the way. Luckily, I acquired a Surface Book... So , now I will logout of my XP system, and relogin, shortly in Surface Book. :)
     
  6. Tarnak

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    So, I went back to Dropbox, earlier, with Surface Book... and followed instructions, which captures the situation with visuals.

    ScreenShot_Dropbox_account needed to get access to a file_01.GIF ScreenShot_Dropbox_account needed to get access to a file_02.GIF ScreenShot_Dropbox_account needed to get access to a file_03.GIF ... ScreenShot_Dropbox_account needed to get access to a file_04.GIF
     
  7. Tarnak

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    ...continuing

    ScreenShot_Dropbox_account needed to get access to a file_05.GIF ScreenShot_Dropbox_account needed to get access to a file_06.GIF ... ScreenShot_Dropbox_account needed to get access to a file_07.GIF ScreenShot_Dropbox_account needed to get access to a file_08.GIF
     
  8. Tarnak

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    ...and the last couple of screenshots. Now, I just have to locate that file that was sent to me, and download it. ;)

    ScreenShot_Dropbox_account needed to get access to a file_09.GIF ScreenShot_Dropbox_account needed to get access to a file_10.GIF
     
  9. Minimalist

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    When I send files to other people I use public links so that reciever doesn't have to install dropbox or open dropbox account to get it. Maybe you could ask sender for something similar?
     
  10. Tarnak

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    Yes, I could I suppose...But, I had asked for a link to his website several times, after doing a course a few months earlier. I had given up getting something, after going back to the business through which I had signed up to do the course. I have just downloaded the file. However, I now require PowerPoint viewer to access the content, but it seems Windows 10 Pro does not have the viewer program installed. So, I have no means to view the content. Unless, there is another program that will do the trick.
     
  11. Tarnak

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    I worked it out! :) I was logged into my Dropbox account, and I clicked on the file, and now it is viewable in the browser. See screenshots
    ScreenShot_Dropbox_worked out how to access content in browser_01.GIF ScreenShot_Dropbox_worked out how to access content in browser_02.GIF
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