Sharing overview

Dropbox provides two main ways for your team to share files and folders.

No matter how you get work done, you’re covered with collaborative folders and shared links in Dropbox. Each method has its own distinct advantages, depending on what you’re trying to accomplish. Here’s some information to help you choose the best way to share.

Edit access in a shared folder

Edit access in shared folders allows for two-way collaboration between parties. Choose specific colleagues who need to edit files in one of your Dropbox folders, and watch edits sync almost instantly. Anyone with edit access can alter, add, and delete files in your folder.

View-only access with shared files or links

Shared files and links are the Dropbox solution to email attachments. Only people you specifically invite to a shared file can view the file. Anyone with a link can view your files, no Dropbox account required.

Regardless of if you use a shared file or link, people you share with can comment on files or download their own copy. What they can’t do is alter the original file.

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