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Shortcut to Shared Folders (Desktop)

Shortcut to Shared Folders (Desktop)

SA2481
Explorer | Level 3

I am using the desktop version of Dropbox. There are folders that multiple individuals have access with. I'd like to create a shortcut for certain folders, so other users can access these files on their desktop.

 

When I create a shortcut for a shared folder however, and another team member tries to access it, they get the following error: "C: \Users\... is unavailable. If the location is on this PC, make sure the device or drive is connected or the disk is inserted, and then try again. If the location is on a network, make sure you're connected to the network or Internet, and then try again. If the location still can't be found, it might have been moved or deleted.

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Re: Shortcut to Shared Folders (Desktop)

Lusil
Dropboxer
Hello @SA2481, thanks for posting here!

As the error suggests, Dropbox can't follow these links, as they point to a location that is available on your device.

You can find some more information about this, in Sanchez's and Walter's post

Out of curiosity, do you need the users you want to send the individual files to, to be able to edit them? 

Looking forward to hearing back from you!

Lusil
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Shortcut to Shared Folders (Desktop)

SA2481
Explorer | Level 3

Thank you @Lusil. I came across Sanchez's and Walter's post when I was researching this issue. 

 

This doesn't quite solve my problem, as I'm looking for a way to have shortcuts of team folders on the desktop version that everyone on the team can access. Is this not possible?

 

 

Re: Shortcut to Shared Folders (Desktop)

Lusil
Dropboxer
Since shortcuts are device-specific, I'm afraid I don't have much to offer on this. 

However, I will leave this thread open for any other like-minded users who may have any ideas. 

In the meantime, if you have any other questions, just give us another nudge. Thanks!

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