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Syncing files with a remote PC

Syncing files with a remote PC

phil-g3swh
Explorer | Level 3

Hi there.

 

I'm looking for some help please.  I am a basic user in the UK and want to share a large file with a relative in the USA.  I already know that I can share the file easily with him but what we want to be able to do is for him to be able to edit the file and then for the amended version to be automatically uploaded back to Dropbox and for me to be notified that an update has been uploaded.  And vice-versa, of course.  I was hoping that there would be an edit button available but all I can see is a "Can view" option.

 

Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

 

Regards and TIA

 

Phil

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Re: Syncing files with a remote PC

Mark
Super User II

@phil-g3swh those screenshots are from the Dropbox website: www.dropbox.com/home

 

Navigate to your folder there and you should be able to do it 🙂


 


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Re: Syncing files with a remote PC

Здравко
Super Collaborator | Level 20

Hi @phil-g3swh,

Put the file you want to share in a folder (can create a new one, if need) and share the wrapping folder instead of the file itself. 😉

Hope this helps.

Re: Syncing files with a remote PC

phil-g3swh
Explorer | Level 3

Thanks I've tried that but unless a wrapping folder is something entirely new to me, I can still only see an option to allow my relation to "view", not "edit".

 

Am I doing something wrong here do you think?

 

Regards

 

Phil

Re: Syncing files with a remote PC

Здравко
Super Collaborator | Level 20

Hi @phil-g3swh,

I have no idea what you have done, but most probably there is a mistake. I'll try reproduce such a process. First let's get to some file 'A File':

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If you want to share this file, you can see:

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As can be seen you are not able to share with edit access. Ok, now let's create a wrapping folder 'A folder':

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... and move 'A File' into 'A Folder'. Now let's try to share the wrapping folder 'A Folder':

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As can be seen you can select between 'can view' and 'can edit'. 😉 Even more 'can edit' is usually selected by default. Just put into the email field desired Dropbox account email you want to share to and push 'Share folder' button. That's it. Recipient will get 'A Folder' with 'A File' within (the desired one), that can be edited.

Is there something you are doing in different way? Follow the exact steps above with only names of file/folder replaced accordingly.

Hope this sheds some more light.

Re: Syncing files with a remote PC

phil-g3swh
Explorer | Level 3

Thanks again.

 

I'm sorry but I must be being incredibly stupid as I cannot find a screen that resembles in any way your starting point.  Can you please explain how to get there?

 

I am using a PC with Windows 10.

 

Regards

 

Phil

 

 

Re: Syncing files with a remote PC

Mark
Super User II

@phil-g3swh those screenshots are from the Dropbox website: www.dropbox.com/home

 

Navigate to your folder there and you should be able to do it 🙂


 


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Re: Syncing files with a remote PC

phil-g3swh
Explorer | Level 3

Thanks for that information.  I think I've got it now. 🙂

 

Regards

 

Phil

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