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How to share folder on Dropbox to your friend

Posted In Online Storage - By Techtiplib on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 With No Comments »

Shared folders are ideal for groups of people interested in collaborating on a set of files or folders together. Add other members to a folder and its files will appear in your friends or colleagues own Dropbox just as it does in yours. You can share any folder in your Dropbox or create a new shared folder from the Dropbox website.

Share a folder on the Dropbox website

To share an existing folder, the folder has to be in your Dropbox folder. You can create a folder in your Dropbox folder just as you would anywhere else on your hard drive.

If you do not have an account, you can get free Dropbox account here.

  1. Sign in to the Dropbox website
  2. Click on Sharing from the sidebar on the left
  3. Press the button labeled New shared folder
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The New shared folder button

Create a shared folder from the file browser

If you’re comfortable creating shared folders, you can always create a shared folder by selecting it from the file browser and clicking Invite to folder from the blue bar across the top of the file browser. For an even quicker shortcut, right-click the file or folder from the file browser and select Invite to folder from the contextual menu.

Share a folder on Windows

If you haven’t already, install the Dropbox desktop application on your computer for seamless Dropbox integration.

Step 1. Open your Dropbox folder

Step 2. Right-click on the folder you want to share. This displays a drop-down menu

Step 3. Select Dropbox > Share This Folder… This will send you to the sharing page on the Dropbox website

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Select Share This Folder… from the contextual menu

Step 4. Enter the email addresses of whomever you want to add to your shared folder

Step 5. Add a personal message if you’d like and click Share folder

When you share a folder in one of the ways described above, we will immediately send email invitations to the addresses you provided. These invitations tell the recipients that you’ve shared a folder with them and gives them a link to accept your invite.

Once they accept your invitation, the folder will appear in their Dropbox account.

Tips to get more space for your account:

  •  Referral a friend get 500Mb
  •  Follow on Twiter get 125Mb
  •  Linking with Twitter get 125Mb
  •  Linking with Facebook get 125Mb
  •  Tell them why you love Dropbox get 125Mb
  •  Post on your Twiter get 125Mb

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