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Safe and stress-free folder sharing for the whole team

Share folders with colleagues and clients to simplify collaboration, or protect your folders with view-only access

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Worry-free folder sharing

Need to share folders with a client, but want to make sure they don’t edit the original files inside? With Dropbox, you can share a view-only link to a file or folder and copy it to an email, text or chat. Have more complex security needs? Choose a Dropbox plan that offers advanced sharing options like link expiry dates and password protection

Our folder permissions feature lets you decide whether to let people edit or view the contents. Different permission levels make it easy to give people access to specific subfolders. For example, they can see the ‘Website Rebrand Images’ subfolder, but not the ‘All Images’ folder it lives in.

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Organise your folders in one place

It can be overwhelming and stressful to organise and share folders saved in multiple locations.

Dropbox gives you peace of mind with one secure, cloud-based storage space for all your digital files and folders. You’ll always know exactly where your work is, whether it’s on your desktop or online. So, it’s easy to retrieve and share your folders safely, wherever you are.

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See what’s happening with your files – in real time

Dropbox gives you one unified solution that lets you see all of your folders and customise their unique sharing permissions. 

Our file activity feature gives you real-time updates on activity in your files and folders. You’ll automatically receive notifications when someone views, edits, moves or deletes shared files or folders you own or have access to.

Dropbox folder sharing helps you keep track of your team, streamline your workflow and be more productive together.

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Frequently asked questions

It’s easy to create and organise folders in Dropbox. First, think about how you or your team works with content. Ask yourself: What type of folders would you need, and what files would they contain? Once you’ve mapped out your folder structure, simply create a new folder for each grouping in Dropbox. Then, set your access permissions and start organising your files into your newly built folder sharing hierarchy.

A shared folder in Dropbox is any folder that you’ve invited other people to view or edit – even if they’re outside your team or don’t have their own Dropbox account. Anyone with shared folder access can see all the files in that folder, but nothing outside of it.

Dropbox users on team plans can also set up team folders. These are a type of shared folder that act as a hub of collaboration for all users associated with the team folder’s assigned group.

Setting up a shared folder in Dropbox is simple. For existing folders, all you need to do is create a shared link for the folder, then send that link to your desired recipient(s). If the shared folder doesn’t exist, you’ll need to create a new folder in your Dropbox account before you create a shared link.

Dropbox users on team plans will need their admin to create an initial team folder. The admin can then set up your group’s access permissions.

Yes, you can control who has access to shared folders in Dropbox. Shared links to folders have a view-only permission level, so you can see and download what’s in the folder but can’t edit anything inside it. Dropbox Professional and team plans offer users advanced sharing options like password protection for links. Users on team plans can also limit shared link access to specific people only.

Keep your team organised with shared folders

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