One thing that most cloud storage services with desktop apps have in common is that they duplicate the files on your computer and on the cloud. In other words, they eat up your HDD memory, which is often scarce anyway.

pCloud is different. Instead of taking twice the storage space on your hard drive, it extends it while allowing instant access in the meantime. Imagine having extra 2 TB in virtual hard drive from the cloud – one that you can access and work with even when you are offline. It’s really that simple.

On top of that, with our Basic plan you can get up to 10 GB of storage free of charge, and you can easily back up and migrate your files from other cloud storage services, say Dropbox* for example. Let’s see how it’s done (click on any image to enlarge it).

*Currently, we do not support Dropbox Business/Enterprise backups.

Backup / Move your Dropbox files to pCloud in 3 Easy Steps

Step 1: Sign up for pCloud

Go to this page, put in your information and click on the “Sign up” button. This is what the page looks like:

Once you’ve entered you details, click on “Continue”:

Step 2: Start your full Dropbox backup

pCloud allows you to back up your Dropbox account with a few clicks. You can find the Backups section in my.pCloud. Dropbox is among the list of supported applications, and you need to hit the Start button.

Step 3: Connect your pCloud and your Dropbox accounts

When you start your Dropbox backup, you’ll need to link your Dropbox account with pCloud. After logging into your Dropbox account and giving the necessary permissions, you’ll be asked to confirm your backup.  

It may take a few moments until the backup is complete and when it is, you’ll see a new folder called “Backups” in your file manager. Inside it, you will find the files you have transferred from Dropbox, and honestly, at this point, you can forget about Dropbox altogether.

Add even more space to your hard drive

When you open your Free plan account with pCloud, you start off with 10 GB free space. Interested? Just follow our Bonus steps, which will appear at the top of your account in my.pCloud.

Alternatively, you can sign up for a Premium or a Premium Plus plan, which will give you up to 500 GB or 2 TB at the price of a cup of coffee or a cup of coffee + a fancy cupcake, respectively – not bad, we say, not bad.

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