Share files on dropbox desktop

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Before you can do this, you need to have dropbox installed on your computer and signed in. See the website below to do this:

Once this is done, you will have a dropbox folder on your in computer files:

Navigate into your dropbox to find the file or folder you want to share, and right click it. In this case we will share “Staff Documents”.

Click “Copy Dropbox Link”:

Now open a new email, click in the message and choose “Edit > Paste” or press Ctrl-v.

This will paste the link into an email.

Whoever opens the link will be able to see all the files in side the folder you shared, and it will always be up to date with new files you add.

Another handy tip is to take a look at the link…

See the ?dl=0 at the end – if you leave it as it is, then whoever uses the link will be able to browse the files in their web browser. But if you change it to ?dl=1, when they click it, it will download the folder as a zip file. This is useful for sending files that are too big for email.

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