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Password protection for files and folders

Password protection for files and folders

brd211
New member | Level 2

Just upgraded to be able to professional to allow me to send a link to whomever with a needed password. Supposed to work for both files and folders.  Can't get it to work!...I'm working on a mac pro laptop with the dropbox program installed and files synced to the cloud.  I've attempted to test the password system by; opening a file or folder, clicking the link settings / folder settings to check off the appropriate boxes for a password (i.e. 1234) and hit save. I used the dropbox system and have also copied and pasted a link  into my mail program to send to one of my kids email address, which is on the same computer.  Both systems send the link to the address.  However, the password is never required!!!....All of my three computer (apple) have dropbox installed.  Could that be the reason why it's not requiring a password?.  Help!

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Re: Password protection for files and folders

Rich
Super User II

brd211 wrote:

All of my three computer (apple) have dropbox installed.  Could that be the reason why it's not requiring a password?


If they're all logged in with your account, yes. Open the link in a private browser session or a different browser where you're not logged in to Dropbox, and the link will open as if it's someone else opening it.

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Re: Password protection for files and folders

Rich
Super User II

brd211 wrote:

All of my three computer (apple) have dropbox installed.  Could that be the reason why it's not requiring a password?


If they're all logged in with your account, yes. Open the link in a private browser session or a different browser where you're not logged in to Dropbox, and the link will open as if it's someone else opening it.

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Re: Password protection for files and folders

brd211
New member | Level 2

OK, I'll give that a shot....Thanks!

 

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