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Share files together that are located in different folders

Share files together that are located in different folders

Martin H.36
New member | Level 1

Hi,

Often I am in the situation that I need to share files to someone that are not all in the same folder.
It would be great to be able to create a collection that is an abstract folder containing files located in multiple file system locations but still group and share it as one package.

Then it is possible to keep the original folder structure but still share all needed files.

Please implement this. 🙂
I would be a way more productive person.

8 Comments
DaveC2
New member | Level 1

Google Symbolic links, your operating system performs this job.

Martin H.36
New member | Level 1

Nope,
Symlinks does not work. The whole purpose was to be able to share the folder as a collection yo cannot rely on the operating system. The file shows up but since it is only a link it does not contain anything. It only works locally on the machine.

DaveC2
New member | Level 1

Its not a link, sounds like you used shortcuts and not symbolic linking, if you had used a symbolic link the content would have been there.

Martin H.36
New member | Level 1

Ok, then we need to use the terminal and "ln -s <target> <link name>"?
That solution might technically work but is not a user friendly way of managing the issue of sharing files that are located in different folders. There is no way that the average Dropbox user would use it.

DaveC2
New member | Level 1

Dropbox doesnt support sharing files else where so its not really there concern.
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For the PC at least there are a few explorer add ins that allow you to do it with a few clicks. Sounds like Mac might not have them.

Gabe V.
New member | Level 2

Hi Dave,

I have the same question as Martin, that I need to share file from multiple folders.

Could you explain more in detail how the explorer add-ins work?

Thanks,

Gabe

Daphne
Dropboxer

This idea is going to need a bit more support.

We've updated the status to encourage more users to back you up!

Status changed to: Needs more votes
peteratdrome
Explorer | Level 3

Hi All

totally agree with OP!

Symlinks used to work (on MacOS) but stopped working a while ago.

I even found a context-menu/right-click finder menu to automate it without terminal, but as I say, it stopped working...

Cheers Peter

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