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How can I make my account public?

How can I make my account public?

3smasTeam
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And the files undeletable?

Can I keep my email unkown?

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Mark
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You cant make your account public, you can, however, make some folders or files public by following https://www.dropbox.com/help/167

 


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310EI
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@3smasTeam wrote:
and inside that folder can I make All files undeletable?

Hello, @3smasTeam...

 

@Mark has answered your questions, but I'll add my post so you can see first-hand how a shared link works.

 

I realize that it's hard to know for sure how sharing a link to folders/files will appear to your participants (especially when testing folders/files in your account vs another person's).

 

For that reason, I make it possible for you to test-drive how sharing a link is viewed by YOUR recipients... please feel free to explore my example folder below.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  If you want to have the same experience as a non-Dropbox user then you should sign out of your Dropbox account or use a different browser.



> SHARING A DROPBOX SUB FOLDER LINK EXAMPLE:

 

The image below shows you the hierarchy of my example for sharing a LINK to a sub folder that only allows the recipient to view the ExampleSubFolder's contents.

 

Sharing a LINK to a Folder/File in my sub folder example does not give you access to the parent folder (zz.Example2) or its other sub folder (ExampleSubFolder2).

 

Depending upon how your folders/files are arranged within your Dropbox account:

 

  1. You may have to create a new parent or sub folder.
  2. Then copy/move your files to that folder in order to control what your recipients can view or download.

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HELP CENTER ARTICLES:



FREE DROPBOX MEMBERS SHOULD BE AWARE:

  • There are 20 GB bandwidth limitations set per day.  This means that every file, photo or video that's viewed and/or downloaded counts against your daily allotment.
  • EXAMPLE:  You share a link to a 500 MB video (0.5 GB) and it's viewed 40 times in less than 24 hours, then your 20 GB bandwidth limit for a free Dropbox account has been attained (your links will be temporarily disabled, and anyone who tries to access them will see an error page instead of your files).
  • Keep in mind that if you share a link with people who in turn shares the link with their friends, especially via social media, then your bandwidth limit could be reached in an hour (not hours).
  • Upgrading to a Plus account will remove the daily 20 GB restriction and will increase it to 200 GB.

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Mark
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You cant make your account public, you can, however, make some folders or files public by following https://www.dropbox.com/help/167

 


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3smasTeam
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and inside that folder can I make All files undeletable?

Mark
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Yes, because that link is read only - so people can download them and edit them on their computers, but, you wont get any of the changes back.

 


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310EI
Super User
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@3smasTeam wrote:
and inside that folder can I make All files undeletable?

Hello, @3smasTeam...

 

@Mark has answered your questions, but I'll add my post so you can see first-hand how a shared link works.

 

I realize that it's hard to know for sure how sharing a link to folders/files will appear to your participants (especially when testing folders/files in your account vs another person's).

 

For that reason, I make it possible for you to test-drive how sharing a link is viewed by YOUR recipients... please feel free to explore my example folder below.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  If you want to have the same experience as a non-Dropbox user then you should sign out of your Dropbox account or use a different browser.



> SHARING A DROPBOX SUB FOLDER LINK EXAMPLE:

 

The image below shows you the hierarchy of my example for sharing a LINK to a sub folder that only allows the recipient to view the ExampleSubFolder's contents.

 

Sharing a LINK to a Folder/File in my sub folder example does not give you access to the parent folder (zz.Example2) or its other sub folder (ExampleSubFolder2).

 

Depending upon how your folders/files are arranged within your Dropbox account:

 

  1. You may have to create a new parent or sub folder.
  2. Then copy/move your files to that folder in order to control what your recipients can view or download.

If image doesn't load... refresh your browser, F5. Otherwise try again later



HELP CENTER ARTICLES:



FREE DROPBOX MEMBERS SHOULD BE AWARE:

  • There are 20 GB bandwidth limitations set per day.  This means that every file, photo or video that's viewed and/or downloaded counts against your daily allotment.
  • EXAMPLE:  You share a link to a 500 MB video (0.5 GB) and it's viewed 40 times in less than 24 hours, then your 20 GB bandwidth limit for a free Dropbox account has been attained (your links will be temporarily disabled, and anyone who tries to access them will see an error page instead of your files).
  • Keep in mind that if you share a link with people who in turn shares the link with their friends, especially via social media, then your bandwidth limit could be reached in an hour (not hours).
  • Upgrading to a Plus account will remove the daily 20 GB restriction and will increase it to 200 GB.

RudeJoe
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Link given does not tell how to make a file or folder "public" (unless I missed it somehow).  And what exactly does public mean?  Can anyone out there find it, see it, download, etc?  I'm being asked by a customer to make a file "pubically available on Dropbox" so they don't have to sign in.  I'm a little leery of giving the world access to the file.  Does a shared link allow someone to access a file without signing in, and keep info from the world?  Thanks

Mark
Super User II
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It works exactly as the help links above show.... you create a link to a file or folder and then ANYBODY with that link can access that file. It is not, however, searchable via Google etc. nor is it editable and the only thing they can access is that file/folder nothing else. With paid accounts you can put additional security on links such as a password.

 


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RudeJoe
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Okay.  Thanks.  The "public" part was throwing me off.  Thanks again.

Mark
Super User II
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Public is the old terminology for how you used to share files - it was within a folder called "Public" hence why it still gets used occasionally.

 


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RudeJoe
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Knowing the history helps me understand. Thanks again.

 

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