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Uploading to a folder shared only through a link

Uploading to a folder shared only through a link

El_Mac
Helpful | Level 5

Hi there,

I've been sent a link to a Dropbox account created by a group leader for our group. It consists of a bunch of folders and everyone else in the group is supposed to upload their file to the folder. I can open this link and see/interact with all the files therein. When I do this my account logo (my initials) are visible in the top right-hand corner of the screen indicating that I'm still connected to my account. However the page only show the "Save To Dropbox" and "Download" tabs as options. There is no upload option. But I need to upload my file to the folder. It doesn't seem very logical that I should have to download the folder, add my file, then re-upload it -- that's completely inefficient. So I tried to use the "Share" tab to share my file from my own Dropbox page, but the only way I can seem to do this is to send it via individual emails... (??) I just want to be able to upload my file to the folder on the shared page that I also have access to! Can someone please tell me how I can do this. Thank you!!

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Re: Uploading to a folder shared only through a link

El_Mac
Helpful | Level 5

Thanks Mark! 

Going to forward your reply to the group and see if someone can give me proper access via a shared folder link.

Here's hoping that's it!

Really appreciate your help.

All the best,

Laura

 

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Re: Uploading to a folder shared only through a link

Mark
Super User II

Hi

 

The issue is that the person who has sent you the link has not sent it as a shared folder - they've sent you a read only link. You cannot upload to that. They need to send you a share. 


 


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Re: Uploading to a folder shared only through a link

El_Mac
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Thanks for your reply Mark. I thought that might have been the issue but everyone else in the group seems to be able to upload their files without a problem. I did join the group later than everyone else. Is it possible that everyone else was sent a link to the shared folder and then the link was later shared with me but because it was "second-hand" (it wasn't emailed to me directly) it could therefore only be viewed by me as a read-only..?

I'm determined to get to the bottom of this -- it's so weird! Thanks for helping.

Laura

Re: Uploading to a folder shared only through a link

Mark
Super User II

The fact you've been sent it second hand confirms its user error (on the other parts side) because it is not possible to share edit access via sharing links. 

 

Edit access is only possible to people whos accounts have been given specific access to the folder. It isnt possible to just share the link to others. 


 


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Re: Uploading to a folder shared only through a link

El_Mac
Helpful | Level 5

Thanks Mark! 

Going to forward your reply to the group and see if someone can give me proper access via a shared folder link.

Here's hoping that's it!

Really appreciate your help.

All the best,

Laura

 

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