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Tech Dropbox - Free 5 GB with photo/video upload with beta client

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by milquetoast, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    If you don't have Dropbox yet, sign up here and we'll both get a bonus of 250 MB, thanks! http://db.tt/AhBTYa4Z
    1. Download the experimental application from here: http://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?id=52900/
    2. Create a folder called DCIM and put a 5GB+ multimedia file in it (Use AVI or JPG to be safe. MKV reportedly does not work).
    3. Put the DCIM folder into a flash drive or SD card
    4. Re-insert the DCIM containing media, Dropbox should recognize this and look for the media file to import

    PS: If you have a phone or camera, you can skip the DCIM steps and just put a 4.5GB or greater media file onto the phone/camera and let it autodetect.

    Please report any bugs you find to dropbox as that's the point of this promotion!
  2. neissl

    neissl Guest

    nice! i'm up to 7 gigs now. i didn't have a usb large enough so i used ImgBurn to create an iso disc img, then used Virtual CloneDrive to mount the image. it worked!

    also if you don't have a large enough file, you can create one by running this line in Command Prompt
    you also don't have to let it finish uploading, just go into the My Dropbox/Camera Uploads folder and delete picture.jpg after it finishes the 'indexing' step

    i should mention that a friend gave me these tips, not sure where he found them or if it's allowed.
  3. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

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