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Sharing location of a file that is deep in a tree without sending the online version link

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I want to share the location of a file in the "Finder" (using Mac) of a shared Dropbox for work. I know I can use the "share" options in dropbox, but I don't want to send a link that opens an online version of the document, I want them to be able to jump to the folder that resides deep down one of the file paths in our Dropbox. I saw this issue was resolved before, but the solution was to make a comment so the folder was flagged with the red dot, but there is always a lot of activity in our shared folder, so there are a lot of red dots in many different folders and file paths.

We typically "get info" for the file and copy and paste the file path into a Slack message to tell others how to find the file, but it seems like there should be a better way. If a link could be configured to open the document on the other person's computer directly from their shared dropbox on their desktop (in Finder) rather than going to the online version that would be the best. Is there any way to send some kind of a "jump to file" link?

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Re: Sharing location of a file that is deep in a tree without sending the online version link

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Hey @jernlurke, I’m not really sure if that would be ideal to you, however I found the following set of steps that could be useful regarding the task at hand: 
 
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  1. When the Terminal launches, drag and drop your file onto it, and the full path of the file will appear there in the Terminal window.
  2. Using “Go To Folder” to Reveal the File Path.
If you need guidance with that, then I’d recommend running a search on your preferred browser for "Reveal the Path of a File OSX” that should return some interesting results.
 
From there, I’m wondering if you’ve had a chance to see whether you could achieve what you have in mind with Shortcuts. Please have a look at this feature as well & do let me know how this works for you as an alternative option.
 
I hope that my message has been helpful to you & please let me know here if I’ve missed anything along the way or just in case you have any follow-up questions. Thanks! 

 


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Re: Sharing location of a file that is deep in a tree without sending the online version link

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Thanks Jane,

That doesn't quite accomplish my goal, but I'm not sure a solution exists. The shortcuts are not what I'm looking for, the terminal is about the same as what we're currently doing. I need to somehow "flag" a file in a way that would automatically flag all of its containing folders until unflagged. 

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Thanks for the additional info @jernlurke; now I’ve painted a clearer picture of what you had in mind initially! While I’ve now made a note of your feedback on my report internally to our desktop app engineers, I’ll also leave this question open to our Community of users; maybe someone could offer their insight on how you’d best go about on this request. 
 
Thanks again for taking the time to drop us a line on the Community & have a wonderful day ahead!

 


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Re: Sharing location of a file that is deep in a tree without sending the online version link

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Hey @mafa2008, can you elaborate a bit on that for me please? Do you have the same inquiry as the OP on this thread or a different one? Thanks in advance! 

 


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