How to view sent and received transfers

Updated Sep 12, 2023

You can view and manage transfers that you’ve sent or received from dropbox.com. This article walks you through previewing, editing, downloading, and deleting your transfers.

How to view and manage sent transfers

To view and manage transfers that you’ve sent:

  1. Log in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click the grid icon in the top-left corner.
  3. Click Transfer from the menu that appears.
  4. In the Sent tab, manage your transfers:
    • To change the name of a transfer, click a transfer, click the edit icon (pencil), type a new name, and click Save.
    • To view transfer activity, see the number of Views and Downloads next to each transfer.
      • Download notifications can be turned on/off by clicking on a transfer, toggling Download notifications to on/off, and clicking Done
    • To password protect a transfer when sending a copy, click on a transfer, type in a password, and click Done. The recipient will be prompted to enter the password when they go to open the transfer.
    • To change the expiration date of a transfer, click the date next to the transfer, then select a date using the date picker. 
      • Note: This feature is only available to customers on Dropbox Professional, Advanced, Enterprise, and Education, who can set the expiration date up to a year later.
    • To delete a transfer, click “” (ellipsis) next to a transfer, then click Delete.
      • Note: Deleted transfers can’t be recovered.

How to view and manage received transfers

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Note: Any transfer sent to you, via email or shared via a link, will appear on the Transfers page under the Received tab.

To view and manage transfers that you’ve received:

  1. Log in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click the grid icon in the top-left corner.
  3. Click Transfer from the menu that appears.
  4. In the Received tab, manage your transfers:
    • To download files from a transfer, click “” (ellipsis) next to a transfer, then click Download.
    • To preview the transfer files, click the transfer to open it, then click the preview icon (eye).
    • To share the transfer files you’ve received, click the transfer to open it, then click the link icon (chainlink) to copy the transfer link to share.
    • To save the transfer files to your Dropbox account, click the transfer to open it, then click Save to Dropbox in the new page.
    • To delete a transfer, click “” (ellipsis) next to a transfer, and click Remove.

How to view expired transfers

  1. Log in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click the grid icon in the top-left corner.
  3. Click Transfer from the menu that appears.
  4. Click Expired

To reactivate an expired transfer, click on it, then click Reactivate transfer.

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