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How to see the history of the links, messages sent to emails adresses

How to see the history of the links, messages sent to emails adresses

Franck C.3
New member | Level 1

Hi,

I use to forward files to friends and I would like to know the history of the messages forwarded to the persons to have access to the files in my dropbox.

Thank you in advance.

Best regards,

Franck Chomarat

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Mark
Super User II

Franck unfortunately that information isnt stored.


 


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Antoine P.2
New member | Level 1

That's a very good question indeed!!

A second one to complement it: does the link remain active for as long as no change is done to the corresponding folder and/or what is the life duration of a shared link?

Mark
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Links stay active until you delete/move or rename the file OR revoke the link.

You can update the data that people will see when they click on a link by replacing a file with updated versions as long as the name etc. remains constant.


 


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Antoine P.2
New member | Level 1

Thanks Super User!

If the link was shared via the dropbox member portail (after he/she logged in online), this is easy to visualize and manage.

But is there a way to track the links shared via a regular email (i.e. right-clicking a folder which in the dropbox hard disk of one's computer, selecting "share dropbox link", and copy-pasting the same in the body of an email)? And I mean a way other than going through all the emails of course.

Alternatively, is there a "dropbox link whipper" tool available (to take a fresh new start on shared folder/files once in a while)?

Thanks and regards,

Antoine

Rick_M
Experienced | Level 13

There are two additional ways to 'kill' a link: change the path (rename a upper level folder) or click the 'x' in "LINKS'.

James D.31
New member | Level 2

How do you save links so you have a history to refer to? I share files and folders with various people and sometimes I need to recall just who I sent links to.

Thanks,

Jim

Rich
Super User II

Dropbox does not save information about whom you've sent links to; only the links themselves (on the Links page). If you need to save this information, copy the link and send it using your own email client.

James D.31
New member | Level 2

Rich R. -

Feared that was the case. Is this function  available in Drop-box for business ?

Thanks,

James

Rich
Super User II

No, it's not.

 

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