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How to download a file out of a shared folder?

How to download a file out of a shared folder?

Bobjectief
Explorer | Level 4

My client wants to browse the files in a shared folder. Does she have to download the whole shared folder to choose the file she need? I am a photographer and a recent user of Dropbox with a pro account. I want to send a client a folder with all the results (+1000) of a fashion photo shoot in my studio. My client needs to choose on her tablet the specific files that I have to edit to a final version. So she wants to browse the shared folder, without downloading the folder completely (to big for the capacity of her tablet). How to? 

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Re: How to download a file out of a shared folder?

Mark
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Send a link to the person instead of a shared folder: https://help.dropbox.com/files-folders/share/share-file-or-folder


 


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Re: How to download a file out of a shared folder?

Mark
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Send a link to the person instead of a shared folder: https://help.dropbox.com/files-folders/share/share-file-or-folder


 


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Re: How to download a file out of a shared folder?

Bobjectief
Explorer | Level 4

So she wants to browse the shared folder, without downloading the folder completely.... Using a link would still need to download the whole folder on your device, I suppose?

Re: How to download a file out of a shared folder?

Daphne
Dropboxer
Hey there @Bobjectief!

A shared link will allow them to view the content of the folder through the web browser, so they won't need to download the files to see them.

They will have the option, if they want to, to download the folder or individual files, but it's not necessary to be able to preview them in Dropbox.

Hope that helps clarify the matter!

Daphne
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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