How to share a file or folder on Dropbox

You can share folders and files in your Dropbox account with anyone (even if they don’t have a Dropbox account). 

You can control whether people can edit, comment, or only view your files and folders, when you share them, and after you share them. Edits or comments that are made to a file or folder are updated live for everyone who they’ve been shared with.

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Share a file or folder on dropbox.com

To share a file or folder with the Dropbox website:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click Files in the left column.
  3. Hover over the file or folder you’d like to share.
  4. Click Share
  5. Type the Email, name, or group of the person (or people) you’d like to share with.
  6. Click Share. They’ll receive an email with a link to the file or folder.

Share a file or folder with the Dropbox mobile app

To share a file or folder with the Dropbox mobile app:

  1. Tap Files at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the (ellipses) under the file or folder you’d like to share (iPhone or iPad) or beside the file or folder you’d like to share (Android).
  3. Tap Share.
  4. Type the Email, name, or group of the person (or people) you’d like to share with.
  5. Tap Share. They’ll receive an email with a link to the file or folder.

Share a file or folder with the Dropbox app on your computer

To share a file or folder with the Dropbox app (folder) that’s on your computer:

  1. If you haven’t already, install the Dropbox app for your computer.
  2. Open the Dropbox folder on your computer
  3. Right-click the file or folder you’d like to share.
  4. Click Share
  5. Type the Email, name, or group of the person (or people) you’d like to share with.
  6. Click Share. They’ll receive an email with a link to the file or folder.
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