Files on your PC or Mac stay safe in Dropbox

Get step-by-step instructions on how to set up computer backup, so your PC or Mac files are always kept safe and automatically backed up in Dropbox.

Is anyone ever really prepared for a hard drive crash? Or a computer loss or theft? With computer backup, you can keep important files safe—no matter what happens to your hardware. Get peace of mind knowing that go-to folders on your PC or Mac, such Desktop, Downloads, and Documents, are automatically synced to your Dropbox account.

You can even create multiple Mac and PC backups and access them from any device. Any changes made in synced folders are automatically updated in your Dropbox folder and on your hard drive, so you’ll always have access to the most up-to-date versions of your files whenever and wherever you need them. Computer backup even makes adding files to a new device easy—no more manually selecting files and dragging them to your Dropbox folder. It only takes a few clicks to set up computer backup—then your files will be secured, synced, and all set.

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