You can give members of your shared folders one of three different sets of permissions:
- Can edit: Any member you give this permission to can add, edit, or delete files in that folder
- Can comment: Any member you give this permission to can view and comment on the files in that folder, but not add, edit, or delete files
- Can view: Any member you give this permission to can view the files in that folder, but nothing else
If you'd like to share a file or folder for people to view or download only, you can also send a link to that folder.
Setting file permissions on your computer
If you've used your computer's file manager to make a file read-only, please note that some permissions settings are incompatible between operating systems. For example, a file with read-only access on your Windows computer may not be protected on a Mac. Dropbox doesn't change a file's permissions when syncing, but we can't guarantee the permissions you set in one operating system will work properly when opened in another operating system.