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Why do I have to have an account to add a shared file?

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Why does someone I’m sharing a file with have to have a Dropbox account?

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Re: Why do I have to have an account to add a shared file?

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Hey there @Redrider321,

By sharing a shared file with someone, you choose to share it only with them and they don't have the capability to directly share it with another user. 

Additionally, they can get an email notification from Dropbox that a file has been shared with their account and have a direct link to the share file.

I hope this helps to some extent!


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Re: Why do I have to have an account to add a shared file?

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If the shared file only have to be received, then the 'someone' don't have to have account. For unidirectional sharing - single account is enough. If You want to share a place where both sides to be able file editing, then two or more accounts are needed, depending on parties count.

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