Set view-only permissions for shared folder members

You can prevent other members from adding, editing, or deleting files in your shared folder by setting view-only permissions. Learn more about shared folders.

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Set permissions when inviting people to a folder

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Hover over the name of the folder you'd like to set permissions for and click the share icon (rectangle with an up arrow).
  3. Enter the email addresses of the members you’d like to add.
  4. Select Can edit or Can view from the drop-down menu.
  5. Click Share folder.

Change permissions for existing members of a folder

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Hover over the name of the folder you'd like to set permissions for and click the share icon (rectangle with an up arrow).
  3. Click Who can access.
  4. Locate the member you'd like to change permissions for.
  5. Select Can edit or Can view from the drop-down menu beside their name.

You can also view, edit, or create shared links from the Links tab.

To view existing shared links:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Hover over the name of the file or folder you want to view shared links for and click the share icon (rectangle with an up arrow).
  3. Click Who can access.
  4. Click Links to see which shared links have been created, and who can access them.
    • Note: You can also create new shared links by clicking Settings and Create link.

To edit or delete shared links:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Hover over the name of the file or folder you want to view shared links of and click the share icon (rectangle with an up arrow).
  3. Click Who can access.
  4. Click Links to see which shared links have been created, and who can access them.
  5. Click Settings on the link you’d like to edit or delete. 
  6. Manage your settings with the drop-down menu and toggles, or click Delete link to delete the shared link.
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