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How can I invite others to access and upload files to a folder without affecting their space?

How can I invite others to access and upload files to a folder without affecting their space?

Steve2226
New member | Level 2

I have an account with 2 terabytes of storage. Right now it is filled with 3.2gb of files. I want to invite others, who have  limited-space free DB accounts, to be able to upload and download their photos to MY folder, in MY account, WITHOUT filling THEIR account with all my pre-existing files. 

 

If I SHARE the folder with them, it puts my 3.2gb folder into their account, overstuffing their storage. If I COPY A LINK to them via email they have the ability to view the photos and download them but not upload their own into my folder. 

 

I guessing it's pretty basic but.....what am I doing wrong? How can I give other the ability to upload and download into my folder only without altering their account storage?

Thanks

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Mark
Super User II

Hi @Steve2226 

For sharing use the link as you said and then to upload send a file request: https://help.dropbox.com/share/create-file-request


 


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garrycoach
New member | Level 2

Access your Dropbox account on the web. Click on "File requests" in the sidebar, then "New request." Name it something like "Upload Photos Here" and choose or create the desired folder.

 

Dropbox will generate a link. Copy and send this link to the people who need to upload files. They can upload files directly to your specified folder without needing a Dropbox account or affecting their storage limits.

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