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Sharing a file with links in separate folder

Sharing a file with links in separate folder

D_ehl
Explorer | Level 3

I am a newbie and trying to navigate how to approach sharing an uploaded file containing  a lot of hyperlinks which will be stored in a separate uploaded folder.  I've attached a pdf showing what I am trying to accomplish.  Hopefully this is possible.

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Re: Sharing a file with links in separate folder

Jay
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In theory, it could be possible, but time consuming on your end. The main file could be shared directly to their Dropbox account, where it would only be visible on this page.

Inside that file, you could have shared links to all the files you mentioned. The time aspect is that you'll need to create shared links to each of the files you want.

You could technically put them into different folders, share a link to one folder, and then extrapolate the shared link for that file from there. However, again, this would take time for every file.

There is also a daily bandwidth limit, which while I doubt it could be breached with documents, it's worth bearing in mind.

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Re: Sharing a file with links in separate folder

Jay
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Hi @D_ehl, thanks for your message!

The only clarifications I'd like really are does the associate have a Dropbox account of their own, or will they be accessing it without an account via the browser only?

Secondly, how many files approximately are in the folder where all the files are stored?

This will help me to assist further!

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Re: Sharing a file with links in separate folder

D_ehl
Explorer | Level 3

Regarding if the associate has a dropbox account

I would assume the answer is yes at least the free basic plan of 2GB of storage plus basic file-sharing features.  My computer would have a Dropbox account which would allow for 2 TB or more of storage capacity and related features offered in that package. 

 

Regarding how many files are in the folder where all the files are store

At the beginning maybe two hundred or so documents will be stored (all sizes), over several years maybe a thousand, maybe more. It may be eventually more practical to divide the files in different related folders.  If possible they would be stored in My Dropbox account on my desktop (a copy additionally stored in the Dropbox Cloud) and shared from there.  Does this make sense? 

Re: Sharing a file with links in separate folder

Jay
Dropboxer
In theory, it could be possible, but time consuming on your end. The main file could be shared directly to their Dropbox account, where it would only be visible on this page.

Inside that file, you could have shared links to all the files you mentioned. The time aspect is that you'll need to create shared links to each of the files you want.

You could technically put them into different folders, share a link to one folder, and then extrapolate the shared link for that file from there. However, again, this would take time for every file.

There is also a daily bandwidth limit, which while I doubt it could be breached with documents, it's worth bearing in mind.

Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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