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How to Share or Request Files on Dropbox
-- Monday, November 18, 2013
- Part 1 Share Files or Folders with Others
- Part 2 Share Link with Non-Dropbox Users
- Part 3 Send Files Request to Others
- Part 4 Transfer Dropbox Files to Android Phone
Part 1 Share Files or Folders with OthersSign in Dropbox in the website. Click the "Files" button at the left side bar. Move the mouse to the needed folder, a "Share" button will appear at the right side. You can also select the target folder and right click it, then choose "Share" option in the pop-up panel. Hit the "Invite people to collaborate" button.
Enter your workmates' email addresses who own Dropbox account as well and check the "Allow editors to manage membership of this folder" box. Once the receivers accept the invitation, the folder will appear in their Dropbox and they all can edit the files in the folder. If one modified the files in the share folder, the latest version of the files will be synced with those stored in each member's Dropbox.
Note: If you don't want others to edit the files in the share folders, you can uncheck the box. You can also just send link to them so that they can view the folders without the ability to change files.
Part 2 Share Link with Non-Dropbox UsersMake a link to files or folders in your Dropbox and quickly share your pictures, documents, media files with friends and colleagues, even if they don't have Dropbox. To do that, login Dropbox in the site, right click the folder or files you want and select "Share" option. Hit the "Send link" button.
Type or paste the email address in the "Send this link to" box and hit the "Send" button. The receiver can use the link to preview the files or folders through their browser and download the files.
Part 3 Send Files Requests to OthersApart from sharing files to family or friends, you can also ask them for needed pictures, music, videos, etc by sending file request. Hit the "File Requests" option at the left side bar and click the "+" button in the "Request files" box.
Enter some key words or descriptions of the files you need in the requesting box. And set a folder to save the requesting files. Then, click the "Next" button.
Copy the link to your friends through chatting apps or type the email address in the box and click "Done". When the receiver open the link and upload the files to it, all the uploaded data will be automatically saved in the folder in your Dropbox.
Part 4 Transfer Dropbox Files to Android PhoneBesides sharing data to Dropbox or non-Dropbox users, you can also transfer files stored in Dropbox to Android devices like Galaxy S7, HTC 10, LG G4, Huawei P9, Nexus 6 and so on, with the help of Android File Manager.
Step 1 Click the button above to download and install Android File Manager on your Mac. Then, click into "Preference" interface of the software.
Step 2 Choose "Integration" option and select "Dropbox". Then, hit the "Link Account" button.
The Dropbox login website will be automatically opened in the default browser on your Mac. Sign in your Dropbox account with the correct e-mail and password. When you successfully login, hit the "Allow" button to enable the software to access data in Dropbox.
Step 3 Connect Android phone to the computer via USB cable. Remember to turn on USB debugging on your device beforehand. Then, respectively set Dropbox and Android phone as the source and destination place. All Dropbox and Android files will be separately displayed in each panel. Select the data you want in the Dropbox panel and click the "Copy" button or Press "F5" on the keyboard to do the data transfer.
Dropbox is a great helper which enables us to share files or folders to conduct up to date collaboration with colleagues or business partners. The shared link is an ideal function replacing email attachments which allows us to send files in any format or size in a flash. Moreover, file request feature also brings you convenient that all the received files will be automatically saved in the preset folder. You don't need to manage them manually again. If you can no longer bear to use email to send files, just try Dropbox.