How to give view-only access to your files with shared links

You can share a link to a file or folder from dropbox.com, your computer, your phone, or your tablet. People who receive a shared link or shared file won't be able to edit the original file in any way.

If you’re a Dropbox Professional or Business customer, you can set permissions on shared links.

How to share with a link from dropbox.com

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Hover your cursor over the file or folder you'd like to share and click Share when it appears.
  3. If a link hasn't been created, click Create a link.
    • If a link was already created, click Copy link.
  4. The link will be copied to your clipboard. You can then paste it to an email, message, or wherever people can access it.

How to share with a link from your computer

  1. If you haven't already, install the Dropbox desktop app on your computer.
  2. Right-click or control-click the file.
    • On Windows: Click Share... then Create link.
    • On Mac and Linux: Click Copy Dropbox Link.
  3. The link will be copied to your clipboard. You can then paste it to an email, message, or wherever people can access it.

How to share with a link from your phone or tablet

  1. Navigate to the file or folder you want to share.
    • On Android: Tap the downward arrow next to the file name.
    • On iOS: Tap “” (ellipsis) next to the file name.
  2. Tap Share.
  3. Tap Create a link.
    • If a link was already shared to this file or folder, tap Share next to Anyone with the link can view.
  4. Select the way you'd like to share the link from the options.
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