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I am an author and am looking for ways to share information using dropbox. If I shared a dropbox file with content on a paetron account for example. Would there be anyway to view who was accessing my file information. I am just worried about sharing a link on paetron and than someone sharing that link with a large group of people for free. Is there anyway to view who accessing my shared link if they don't have a dropbox link?

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Re: Share Link Information

Dropboxer

Hey there @bob111  - how are you today?

Based on your description, you must be referring to our 'viewer info' feature - right? 

When it comes to your concern now, as there's no way to tell who's viewing a shared link (especially with no account as this would require only an active web session) apart from utilizing our, aforementioned, 'view info'feature, I'd suggest that you considered password protected shared links. 

Just note that password protecting shared links and/or adding an expiry date along with disabling downloads whatsoever, are features currently offered to our Professional and Business plans

For more information on this, please see below:

https://help.dropbox.com/files-folders/set-link-permissions

Let me know if this helps Bob!

 


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Re: Share Link Information

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Thanks Walt. Just a couple more questions so if someone is a guest I can't tell when they view a shared link. But how about if they download it? Also can I see how many people have downloaded or viewed the shared link? Does the view info feature have a history ability? Where I could view who looked at my link and when? I am asking about both guests and people who are signed in to a dropbox account by the way. 

 

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Re: Share Link Information

Dropboxer

I'm sorry no, Bob, that won't be possible at the moment. Great suggestions though -- I'll definitely include them in my feedback report - thanks for the feedback!

If there's anything else you'd like to add or ask, do let me know please. 

PS: With 'Viewer info' enabled you'll be able to see the full history of when people viewed files. See below for more information:

https://help.dropbox.com/files-folders/file-activity

 


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