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Sharing a Dropbox file without access to all of my Dropbox files

Sharing a Dropbox file without access to all of my Dropbox files

Oleo2320
Explorer | Level 4

 

How to share a link to a document without giving access to all other dropbox folders & files? I saw that this was considered "solved" but...I set up a test folder and two documents with links to each doc posted to my social page. I then used another computer and without signing into dropbox from there or my social page (supposedly view only) I clicked on each link and was able to access all other folders and files... so what am I missing?

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Re: Sharing a Dropbox file without access to all of my Dropbox files

Mark
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You can unlink computers via the software itself on the computer or you can revoke web and app access etc. at www.dropbox.com/account#security

 


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Re: Sharing a Dropbox file without access to all of my Dropbox files

Mark
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Somebody had signed you in on that machine.

Put the link in to an Incognito Window and you'll only see the files/folders you've actually shared.

 


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Re: Sharing a Dropbox file without access to all of my Dropbox files

Oleo2320
Explorer | Level 4
so quick update, I am using another computer in my home so its using the same access point i guess and when I went to look at devices under DBox security, it would seem that it does not differentiate the two computers ?? Is there a way to remove a link to a particular computer and its access to my Dropbox??

Re: Sharing a Dropbox file without access to all of my Dropbox files

Mark
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You can unlink computers via the software itself on the computer or you can revoke web and app access etc. at www.dropbox.com/account#security

 


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Re: Sharing a Dropbox file without access to all of my Dropbox files

Jane
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Hey @Oleo2320

 

Thanks for getting in touch on the Dropbox Community! 

Would you mind taking a minute of your time to fill out a survey sharing your experience? You can access it here: http://bit.ly/2lNKIxT

 

[This thread is now closed. If you experience further issues, feel free to open a new one. ]

Warm regards,
JaneA

 


Jane
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dropbox.com/support

 

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Re: Sharing a Dropbox file without access to all of my Dropbox files

Oleo2320
Explorer | Level 4

still not resolved - my concern is - as I am still unable to "unauthorize" my wife's computer with the given instructions  - if i use another computer to access dropbox it is unclear I will be able to "unautorize" that particular computer from dropbox.  Hmmmm

Re: Sharing a Dropbox file without access to all of my Dropbox files

Judi Moore
New member | Level 2

One really has to do this every time one needs to share a file? Really quite difficult, unless one is a tech maven (as you obviously are). Not mention time-consuming.

 

I find that anything I put on dropbox is accessible by anyone I have any connection with on dropbox (which can be several different cohorts of people). Dropbox assumes that one is happy to share everything with everyone to whom one is linked. That is far from being the case.

 

I can see that is a slightly different problem from the original poster, who is sharing dropbox files outside dropbox itself (which I do not). But the lack of security on dropbox is still a major issue, wherever one is encountering it in relation to the program.

Re: Sharing a Dropbox file without access to all of my Dropbox files

Rich
Super User II

@Judi Moore wrote:

One really has to do this every time one needs to share a file?


No.

 


I find that anything I put on dropbox is accessible by anyone I have any connection with on dropbox

That's simply not how Dropbox works. People you share with can only access the specific file or folder that you've shared with them. They cannot access anything else in your account.

 


I can see that is a slightly different problem from the original poster, who is sharing dropbox files outside dropbox itself (which I do not). But the lack of security on dropbox is still a major issue, wherever one is encountering it in relation to the program.

What lack of security are you referring to? This entire thread is a misunderstanding of how Dropbox works, and if your issue is different from what was discussed above, you'll need to explain it so we can help.

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