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Re: Share link

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Share link

Explorer | Level 4
If someone shares a link with me and I save the files to my account am I uploading the files? I’m just asking because when I upload my own files a bar comes up telling me the progress of the upload. However when I save the files from a link that bar does not appear. Also, is there any way to differentiate files I saved from a shared link to files I actually uploaded myself?
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Re: Share link

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@Henry1001 wrote:
If someone shares a link with me and I save the files to my account am I uploading the files? ... Also, is there any way to differentiate files I saved from a shared link to files I actually uploaded myself?

No, and no.

 

When you save files from a share link directly to your account, the files are added to you account automatically. There's no way to differentiate them from files you've uploaded. They're just another file added to your account, like any other.

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Re: Share link

Explorer | Level 4
Hey Rich,

So if I’m not uploading the files when I save them, then why’d does it say I uploaded the files when I click the about info on the file?
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Super User II

Its a bad choice of wording that is all. They have been added to your account so technically you've downloaded them in to the account, but, as Dropbox doesnt really have that as a feature with most people using the desktop app it is showing that its been added by you. 


 


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Re: Share link

Explorer | Level 4
Hi mark,
So even though it says I uploaded the file, I never really did?
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Re: Share link

Super User II

@Henry1001 wrote:
So even though it says I uploaded the file, I never really did?

You added the files to your account. In this case, it essentially means the same thing.

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Re: Share link

Explorer | Level 4
Hey again Rich,
Now I’m kinda confused, because you said that if I saved files from a shared link that it didn’t mean I was uploading them. And now you’re saying that it means I did.

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