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Windows 7: looking for a way to send video thu emails

24 Jun 2013   #11
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

With normal Dropbox use you download the app and install. Then you drop a file into the public folder on your pc. This folder is mirrored at DropBox. When upload is done you right click the taskbar icon and go to the Dropbox website. There you copy the public link to clipboard and paste that link into your email. Bear in mind that the cloud folder is a mirror and if you remove the file from the dropbox folder on your pc, it is removed from the online storage also.

edit - according to this you have to upload files to dropbox first, and also have linked Yahoo to dropbox

https://www.dropbox.com/help/973/en


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24 Jun 2013   #12
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

That's what it should say. here's the full story:
https://www.dropbox.com/help/973/en
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24 Jun 2013   #13
MetalMan228

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

I have not seen the link box that is described in your link. Maybe that is the problem, but i am unsure how the "linking" process works.


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24 Jun 2013   #14
MetalMan228

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

I went and manually moved my video into my drop box folder and then tried my yahoo mail again and all i get is the same spinning dialog box. I cannot seem to use the dropbox either from it being part of Yahoo or from me downloading and installing it manually on my PC.

So something is wrong somewhere here.
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24 Jun 2013   #15
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

Did you wait for the file to upload - green tick as in this screenshot

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24 Jun 2013   #16
MetalMan228

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

My dropbox will not upload anything. The screenshot I posted is all dropbox will do, period.

I manually moved my video into the yahoo folder of my dropbox but it still does nothing.


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24 Jun 2013   #17
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

With Dropbox actually installed and running ie logged in, what happens when you drop a file into the Dropbox public folder? You should something like my screen shot - file has blue circle whilst uploading then green tick when done.

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24 Jun 2013   #18
MetalMan228

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Ok, Yes I did notice a green check mark.

But I still cannot get drop box to work with yahoo for some reason.

After loading the file into dropbox and now knowing I have the green check I go to yahoo and use a drop down box and click share from dropbox but nothing happens.


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24 Jun 2013   #19
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

OK if you click the Dropbox icon in taskbar then click share link, the url will be copied to your clip board. Then ctrl-V ie paste the link into your email.

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or click dropbox link, go to website and copy link from there

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24 Jun 2013   #20
MetalMan228

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Alright, i see that and understand it. So correct me then, I am not putting the whole file into my yahoo email to send it? I am just including a link to let the other person view the file?

When i click on view my clipboard it takes me to dropbox where the video is uploaded and it wants me to add an email address to let others view the video.

I am just looking for a way to send large files and/or videos inside my email so others can just click on it and view it just like a picture. This seems like a large pain in the butt. Unless the email I send has the link to view inside it also

Lots of software to install, then lots of finagling just to send a large file

If not, then why is there a dropdown box ON my yahoo to use dropbox?

According to what i read Yahoo uses dropbox already. Nothing I read stated i needed to INSTALL dropbox to use it with Yahoo.
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