How to monitor my PC online when I'm not with Dropbox? - Quick and easy

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Furthermore, by using this, we can keep an eye on the computer while we are not at home in remote from another device.

The Dropbox application is best known for allowing the user to upload and share files both publicly and privately, as you can make your files private or secret.

Download the Dropbox desktop app

To be able to monitor a PC with Dropbox, the first thing is to purchase or download the desktop version of this storage manager. To do this, you need to type in the Google search bar the name of the program that will give us its address.

Entering it, it will show us a section in blue with the welcome message and on the right side a segment with the fields to fill in. Within the latter, a link will appear at the top with the wording "Download" which must be pressed to continue.

This will cause the page to parse the computer characteristics, as well as the operating system it uses. Therefore, the download links will be displayed on a per-bit basis. Then, the option that qualifies with the Windows version is chosen and in this way the program file will proceed to download.

So, you just have to install the program using the settings " CEO ”And wait for the process to complete.


Finally, when finished, an icon will open in the application organizer (arrow in the taskbar) from which Dropbox will open and access.

Many users don't know this but it's also possible to manage, open and use two Dropbox accounts on the same computer.

Download and configure AutoScreenCap to take automatic screenshots

Now, as the next step to monitor a PC with Dropbox, we need to get hold of a program called " AutoScreenCap ".

Through it, it is possible to automatically capture the computer screen without having to press the key " Print ”From the keyboard.

How will this help me keep an eye on my computer? It's simple, there's a way to set up Dropbox to store any captures you make.

In other words, every time a screenshot is taken " Print “, This image will be automatically stored in the program.

Unfortunately, Dropbox doesn't do automatic captures, the most it can do is save them, so it will be necessary AutoScreenCap.

Which can be found from the browser by typing its name in Google and pressing " Submit " to search.

Currently, the most reliable page to download the program is in " Source forge “, This has a very diverse software catalog.

Therefore, the green button that says " Download ”Is selected and when finished it is unzipped and installed on the PC.

Once installed, the program starts and proceeds to its configuration. Within these settings you can determine the time between acquisitions and the image quality.


Only the most suitable parameters are chosen. Also, you can distinguish the save folder. If you prefer, you can use Dropbox directly.

Start the process of monitoring a PC with Dropbox

Finally, all that remains is to configure Dropbox so that surveillance is established. This means that AutoScreenCap is already set.

There are two ways to accomplish this, the first being the one mentioned recently, set as a location to save acquisitions, one of the Dropbox folders.

This will ensure that, whenever it is stored, it is synchronized with the program information and can be viewed from any connected device.

The second is by having Dropbox safeguard acquisitions, this is achieved by accessing the profile icon in the program tab.

Here, you have to select the user's initials, which will show a section where you have to choose " Pref Renze " and then " Import ".

It is in this section where you should find a box that will have a statement saying " Save screenshots to your Dropbox ”To complete the process.

If you also use applications like Google Drive or OneDrive in addition to having Dropbox, you can migrate or copy files between the three platforms.

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