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dmbguy
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Is there a way to send someone a shared link and to make that file view only? I want to send some examples of my work to potential employers, but I would prefer that the contents of the file not be editable.

It appears that this option is available when sending a file to be shared with someone who is on Dropbox. But the dialogue box does not provide that option when you send someone a shared link. 

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Mark
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It is: just send them a shared link.

If you are 'testing' the link it will allow editing as Dropbox will realise you are actually opening your own file

 


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Mark
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No. All it does is stops them editing it.

They are free to download it, take images off it etc. They just cannot edit YOUR version.

 


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310EI
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@dmbguy wrote:
Would the shared link also prevent the recipient from, say, copying and pasting the contents of the file? Or does it just prevent them from editing the actual material in my file on Dropbox?

Hello...

 

Mark has answered your question, however, if you're curious... you can view my example folder so that you'll have a better understanding of what your recipients will see after clicking on your shared links.



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Mark
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It is: just send them a shared link.

If you are 'testing' the link it will allow editing as Dropbox will realise you are actually opening your own file

 


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dmbguy
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ah, terrific. Thank you. Would the shared link also prevent the recipient from, say, copying and pasting the contents of the file? Or does it just prevent them from editing the actual material in my file on Dropbox?

Mark
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No. All it does is stops them editing it.

They are free to download it, take images off it etc. They just cannot edit YOUR version.

 


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310EI
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@dmbguy wrote:
Would the shared link also prevent the recipient from, say, copying and pasting the contents of the file? Or does it just prevent them from editing the actual material in my file on Dropbox?

Hello...

 

Mark has answered your question, however, if you're curious... you can view my example folder so that you'll have a better understanding of what your recipients will see after clicking on your shared links.



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supurfr
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Brilliant, thank you for your help.

ntwhite02
New member | Level 2
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Im confused.  As I read that shared link they can still download.  I want to know how to share the link and disable downloading.  is suggestions?

310EI
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@ntwhite02 wrote:

Im confused.  As I read that shared link they can still download.  I want to know how to share the link and disable downloading.  is suggestions?

Hello, @ntwhite02...

 

Correct, files can be downloaded and there's no way to disable it via Dropbox.

KaChing
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Is there a way to disable the dowload option with a view-only shared link?

Rich
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KaChing wrote:

Is there a way to disable the dowload option with a view-only shared link?


No, there isn't.

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