cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements
Check out the Dropbox cheat sheet for getting started in 2021 here!

Dropbox files & folders

Get in sync with the Dropbox Community. Our members can answer all your questions on Dropbox files and folders. Join a discussion or start your own today.

cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Shared Folder Link Requires a Login

Shared Folder Link Requires a Login

New member | Level 2

I'm trying to use a link to allow viewers to view, download, and search a folder. When viewers use the link it asks for them to login. The folder contains PDF documents. 

If they don't login, the can browse but can't search. 

 

I'm on a paid DropBox Basic account. 

1 Accepted Solution

Accepted Solutions

Re: Shared Folder Link Requires a Login

Super User II

@DRBrooke wrote:

I'm trying to use a link to allow viewers to view, download, and search a folder. When viewers use the link it asks for them to login.


If you used a share link, then it's not requiring them to sign in, but instead is offering them the ability to. They can simply close the modul and continue to the files. If you invited them to a shared folder, then an account is required to access it.

View solution in original post

2 Replies 2

Re: Shared Folder Link Requires a Login

Super User II

@DRBrooke wrote:

I'm trying to use a link to allow viewers to view, download, and search a folder. When viewers use the link it asks for them to login.


If you used a share link, then it's not requiring them to sign in, but instead is offering them the ability to. They can simply close the modul and continue to the files. If you invited them to a shared folder, then an account is required to access it.

View solution in original post

Re: Shared Folder Link Requires a Login

New member | Level 2

Unfortunately the search ability is limited to users who have signed in. Determined this after working with DropBox support. Would be a great feature if they added it. 

Polls
Are you starting new work habits this year?

Work Smarter with Dropbox

The way we work is changing. Share and discover new ways to work smarter with Dropbox in our community.

Sound good? Let's get started.
Who's talking

Top contributors to this post

What do Dropbox user levels mean?
Need more support?