View-only: Direct share

How to share a file or folder via a direct invitation in Dropbox

  1. Sign in to

  2. Click My Files in the left column.

  3. Hover over the file or folder you’d like to share.

  4. Click Share.

  5. After To, type the email or name of the person (or people) you’d like to share with.

  6. If you’re sharing a folder, you can control how people interact with your files. To do so, select Can edit or Can view from the dropdown menu on the right.

  7. Click Share. Recipients will then receive an email with a link to the file or folder.

The desktop app on your computer

  1. If you haven’t already, install the Dropbox app for your computer.

  2. Right-click (or control-click) the file and click Copy Dropbox Link.

  3. The link will be copied to your clipboard. You can then paste it to an email, chat, or any other communication channel.

The mobile app

  1. Navigate to the file or folder you want to share.

  2. Tap “…” (ellipsis).

  3. Tap Share.

  4. Tap Create a link.

  5. If a link was already created for this file or folder, tap Share next to Anyone with the link can view.

  6. Select the way you'd like to share the link from the options.