Perform Dropbox Secure Upload with Ease [3 Methods]

This post will introduce how to perform Dropbox secure upload in 3 different ways. In addition, it is possible to allow someone else to upload to your Dropbox as well.


by Zoey Lasted Updated February 3, 2023

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Is uploading to Dropbox secure?

You may worry about if uploading to Dropbox is secure or not. The answer is obviously yes. As one of the most popular and famous cloud file transfer services, Dropbox is a safe choice for your files and data.

To make your data secure, Dropbox uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)/Transport Layer Security (TLS) to protect data in transit between Dropbox apps and your servers. Besides, Dropbox applications and infrastructure will be regularly tested for security vulnerabilities, and hardened to enhance security and protect against attacks. After you upload files to Dropbox, Dropbox uses 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) to protect files at rest. As a result, you can create Dropbox secure upload for your files.

How to securely upload files to Dropbox

So, how to create a Dropbox secure file upload task? You often have 3 different choices to do it. Two of them depend on Dropbox official website and desktop client, and another easy choice can help you upload to Dropbox without local copy. Keep reading to learn more about them and make your own decision.

Method 1. Create Dropbox secure upload on website

First, you can consider performing a Dropbox transfer task on the Dropbox website. This method does not need you to download extra desktop software, but you need to do it manually. And there is a file size limit of 20GB for your uploading. If you want to send large files via Dropbox, please consider a professional tool in Way 3.

Follow the steps below to upload to Dropbox securely:

1. Go to the Dropbox website, and log into your account properly

Login Dropbox

2. On the Home page, you can choose Upload files or Upload folder to create a Dropbox secure upload task manually.

Upload Files To Dropbox

Method 2. Create Dropbox secure upload on desktop

Dropbox has a desktop client as well. If you do not want to perform Dropbox secure file transfer on the website, you can download and set up such a desktop app on your computer:

1. Launch the Dropbox desktop app, and log into your Dropbox account.

Dropbox Sign In

2. Once you set up such a desktop client, you will have a Dropbox folder on your computer. To upload files or other types of data to Dropbox, just drag and drop them here.

View Dropbox Through File Explorer

Method 3. Create Dropbox secure upload automatically

To perform Dropbox upload securely without any effort and limitation, here comes the best free way - using an easy cloud backup service called CBackup, which allows you to upload data to Dropbox directly and securely.

● CBackup is a reliable free cloud service, providing professional backup and sync features. You can upload files, pictures, videos, programs, and even the entire computer to mainstream cloud drives like Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.
What’s more, there is no limitation on file size and upload speed in CBackup. So you can choose any size file to upload to Dropbox via CBackup. And the upload speed is only related to your network connection.
For data security, CBackup uses OAuth Authorization System and never saves your password to cloud drive account. And CBackup applies 256-bit AES Encryption in data transfer so your data will be protected from loss.

Follow the easy steps below to perform Dropbox secure upload via CBackup for free:

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1. After downloading and installing the CBackup desktop application on your computer. Sign up for a new account and open the client to log into your account.

2. Click on the Storage section. Then please select Dropbox and choose Authorize Now to let CBackup access your Dropbox successfully.

Select Dropbox

3. Next, press Sync > Sync PC to Public Cloud.

Choose Pc To Public Cloud

4. If you want to upload files to Dropbox automatically, choose Settings at the left bottom. On this page, enable Scheduler.

Sync Scheduler

5. Choose any file as the sync source. Click a folder in your Dropbox account as the sync destination. Finally, click on the Start Sync button to perform a Dropbox secure upload task automatically.

Start Sync To Dropbox

Note: You can use some other useful features in CBackup for free.
Combine cloud storage: You can get more Dropbox free storage by merging different cloud drive accounts into one combined cloud.
Backup to public cloud: In addition to uploading to Dropbox, you can also use CBackup to backup your files to a public cloud for better protection.
Cloud to cloud sync/backup: Your data can be transferred or backed up from one cloud drive to another directly within minutes in CBakup.

How to allow someone else to upload to Dropbox

If you use Dropbox to work collaboratively, you may need to transfer files between Dropbox accounts. Do you want to know how to allow someone else to upload files to your Dropbox? There are 2 useful ways for it.

Way 1. Allow someone else to upload to your Dropbox by File requests

There is a feature in Dropbox called File request, which allows you to receive files from anyone, even if they don’t have a Dropbox account. Once someone clicks on the link you share, and the file size is smaller than 2GB, they can choose files to upload to your Dropbox. For files larger than 2GB, it is advisable to create and use a shared link. Get this easy way as follow:

1. On the Dropbox official website, go to the File requests page. A window will pop up and please click on Request your first file request.

Request First File Request

2. On this page, you can input the basic information of your file including Title, Description, etc. After that, click on Create.

Create A File Request

3. Next, type the names or email addresses of the receivers. Or, you can copy the shared link to send it to your friends.

Add Email Address

4. After the above, receivers this click the link to upload files to Dropbox and then you can see the files.

Way 2. Secure upload from Dropbox to Another Dropbox

CBackup also provides a feature that allows you to transfer files between any two cloud drive accounts - cloud to cloud sync. If you want to send files from Dropbox to another Dropbox account, let’s see the easy guideline:

1. Go to the CBackup website. Log into your CBackup account.

2. Choose the My Storage tab, click on the button to Add Cloud you need.

Add Cloud

3. Go to the Sync Tasks section, and press the New Task button to create a new cloud to cloud sync task.

Create Sync

4. Next, press the Add Source button to choose the original cloud drive from anyone, and press the Add Destination button to choose the target cloud drive.

Add Source Destination

5. After the above, select the Start Sync button to start the cloud to cloud sync task to let someone upload to your Dropbox directly.

Onedrive To Dropbox Sync

To sum up

Reading here, you have known Dropbox is a safe method for uploading and how to perform Dropbox secure upload in 3 different ways. To make your upload task much easier, you can try using a free professional cloud service CBackup directly.

Zoey · Editor
Zoey works as an English editor of CBackup. She provides tech information about cloud backup, cloud sync and some other cloud services as well. She hopes that her articles will be greatly helpful for users. She is fond of music, film, and photography.

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