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Can you tell me how to share a file or a folder?

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How do I share 1 folder?

 

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Re: How to share a file

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Hey there @simplifying - how are you today?

To share a file or folder with the Dropbox website:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click Files in the left column.
  3. Hover over the file or folder you’d like to share.
  4. Click Share
  5. Type the Email, name, or group of the person (or people) you’d like to share with.
  6. Click Share. They’ll receive an email with a link to the file or folder. 

More information on this: 

https://www.dropbox.com/help/files-folders/share-with-others

Let me know if you have any more questions!

 


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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Re: How to share a file

Helpful | Level 5

When I hover over the file or folder I would like to share I do not get a Share option.  I get nothing.  When I click the Share button I can only create a link.  If try and share by clicking the 3 dots, I can only give View permission to the person I am shareing the file with.  How can i share and give edit permissions.

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Re: How to share a file

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@jimhaynes37 wrote:

How can i share and give edit permissions.


Edit access is only available through a shared folder. If you're trying to share a file directly, you'll only be able to create a link or provide view-only access.

Create a folder and move your file(s) into it, then share the folder with the intended recipient. You'll be able to provide edit access to the folder as long as it's not located inside of another shared folder.

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Re: How to share a file

Helpful | Level 5

I am trying to move this folder to a shared folder but when I try and move it the Shared folder is not listed.  I am given a choise of only 2 folders.

The file I am trying move is in a subfolder of a folder titled Apps.  I am the only member in the folder containing the file I am trying to share.

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Re: How to share a file

Super User II

@jimhaynes37 wrote:

The file I am trying move is in a subfolder of a folder titled Apps.  I am the only member in the folder containing the file I am trying to share.


The Apps folder is a special folder intended for linked applications. When you link a third-party applciation to your account, it will create its own subfolder within Apps. Folders within Apps cannot be shared.

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