How can I share a link to my file using the Dropbox badge?

Updated Oct 10, 2023

You can share a link to a copy of your file right from the Dropbox badge, even as you're working.


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To share a link to a copy of your file:

  1. Click on the Dropbox badge.
  2. From the pop-out window, click Copy Dropbox Link.


The link will be copied, and you can immediately paste it into emails, instant messages, blog posts, or wherever you'd like people to access the file copy.

Links created from the Dropbox badge are not password protected and do not have an expiration. Customers on Dropbox Professional and Dropbox team accounts can open the link they've created from the Dropbox badge and can set a password or set an expiration date for the link.


You can remove a link at any time. To remove a link:

  1. Log in to
  2. Click All files in the left sidebar. 
    • You can also click ">" (right arrow) next to Folders in the left sidebar to locate your file.
  3. In list view, hover over the name of the file or folder you’re having issues with and click the share icon (rectangle with up arrow).
    • If you’re in grid view, hover over the file or folder you’re having issues with, click “” (vertical ellipsis), select Share, and select Share with Dropbox.
  4. Click Settings or the gear icon in the top right.
  5. Click either Link for editing or Link for viewing depending on which link you would like to remove.
  6. Click Delete link.
  7. Click Delete.
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