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Re: Link tracking after downloading to my dropbox

Link tracking after downloading to my dropbox

JamesFirst
Explorer | Level 4
I was sent a link to a Dropbox folder. Instead of downloading to my PC I clicked add to my Dropbox.... If I then create a share link from these files on my Dropbox will the original owner of the files be notified? Nothing malicious in this - more like a surprise that I don't want to spoil!
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Re: Link tracking after downloading to my dropbox

Rich
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Re: Link tracking after downloading to my dropbox

Mark
Super User II
No
They wont be 🙂

 


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Re: Link tracking after downloading to my dropbox

JamesFirst
Explorer | Level 4
Does the same apply if the original account the files were sat on was a pro or business account?

Re: Link tracking after downloading to my dropbox

Rich
Super User II

Re: Link tracking after downloading to my dropbox

Drake
Dropboxer

Hey there James!

 

Mark and Rich are absolutely correct.

 

Once added to a shared folder,   either if you are in "Edit" or "View" permission mode , you will always be able to create a shared link. 

 

There's currently no way to see if a file has been viewed, or other usage statistics for files in Dropbox.

 

So if you go ahead and create a shared link to this folder there will be no way to see with whom you have shared it with, or in fact who they have shared it with after you.

 

One walkaround this is to create password protected links or set expiration dates (Pro and Business feature)

 

If there is any more information that i could provide, please dont hesitate to ask!



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Re: Link tracking after downloading to my dropbox

Rich
Super User II

Drake wrote:

So if you go ahead and create a shared link to this folder there will be no way to see with whom you have shared it with, or in fact who they have shared it with after you.

 

One walkaround this is to create password protected links or set expiration dates (Pro and Business feature)


However, there's nothing preventing someone from sharing the link AND the password, and once again, you would have no way to see if it was passed on to someone else.

Re: Link tracking after downloading to my dropbox

Drake
Dropboxer
Yeah absolutely! It wouldn't really help you track the shared links but its still a pretty nifty feature to have in case you don't want yours to be shared outside of a given time!


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Re: Link tracking after downloading to my dropbox

Rick M.
Experienced Collaborator | Level 13
JamesFirst, If you "join" a shared-folder the original owner knows that you joined, but does not know if you have in turn shared links to those files. In fact, the links you create are from your account and are not the same as links sent from the original owner's account. So if you have a free account your bandwidth limits are lower and if exceeded will cause your links to be banned, not those of the original owner.
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