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How to know IF / When a file has been downloaded?

How to know IF / When a file has been downloaded?

MarkInfo27
Explorer | Level 3

If I create a link to one of my files, and I give that link to a friend, then he can download it.

Is there a way for me to know if or when ANYBODY ever downloads that file?

(Regardless of whether the person Has or doesn't have a Dropbox account.)

Thanks.

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Re: How to know IF / When a file has been downloaded?

Jay
Dropboxer
Hi @MarkInfo27, thanks for messaging the Community!

Currently, it isn't possible to know if a person downloaded a file via a shared link.

However, using Dropbox Transfer would allow you to know if the file has been downloaded.

If you need any further assistance, please let me know!

Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: How to know IF / When a file has been downloaded?

MarkInfo27
Explorer | Level 3

Well, Thanks, Jay, for the reply, even though it's not what I wanted to hear.

I would need to Pay for a "Professional" acct to get that Transfer option.
AND the MAX expiration date could be for Only ONE Year.

Darn.

OK.  Thanks, anyway.

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