Ultimate Guide to File Sharing Using Dropbox

Dropbox is considered of the leading cloud providers in the world. Founded in 2007 was one of the pioneers of cloud storage and it set the standard for future SAAS start-ups.

Dropbox has roughly 500 million users, which is set to rise to 540 million by the end of 2018. It also hosts an impressive 400 billion files which is a staggering amount.

What is Dropbox?

Dropbox is a simple software and hosting provider that allows users to storage their data in the cloud. It works across multiple devices; Dropbox creates a simple file structure on your device that can be synced with its servers online.

Using Dropbox to Share Files

How to share large files with Dropbox

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com
  2. Find the file you are looking to share
  3. Click on the blue share button
  4. Enter the email address
  5. Add a message if you wish
  6. Then click the blue share button
share documents using dropbox

How to share folders using Dropbox

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com
  2. Find the folder you are looking to share
  3. Click on the blue share button
  4. Enter the email address
  5. Add a message if you wish
  6. Then click the blue share button

How do I upload a file to someone else’s Dropbox?

Dropbox allows you to upload files into other people’s accounts. This feature is called File Requests. File Requests allows anyone to upload files to your Dropbox, even if they don’t have an account.

Dropbox File Requests Logo
  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click Files in the left hand menu.
  3. Click File requests in the left hand menu.
  4. Then click the Request files blue button.
  5. Next, name your folder and click the blue Next button
  6. Finally in the next box, put the users email address.
send file upload request for dropbox

To Stop sharing files in Dropbox:

  1. Log in to Dropbox.com
  2. Navigate to the file that you wish to stop sharing.
  3. Clink on the blue Share button.
  4. Find the user you wish to stop sharing with.
  5. Next to their email address click on the drop down.
  6. Click on Remove and then confirm you want to remove by clicking the new Remove button.
Stop people from viewing your files in dropbox

Can I track when users read my dropbox files?

Providing you have a Dropbox Business account, you do have limited access to see who is viewing your files. However you do not get a full audit trail, so it is easy to miss something.

Can I share files but not allow them to be downloaded in Dropbox?

Unfortunately Dropbox does not offer a read only feature, so anyone you allow access to a file, will have the ability to download it.

How can I add my own branding to Dropbox?

Yes you can add your own logo providing you are on the business package, however your customers and staff will still be able to tell that you are using Dropbox.

Does Dropbox Provide a White Label Version of their Software?

If you wish to upload your logo to Dropbox, then you can do this by upgrading to their business package. However currently it is not possible to completely remove Dropboxes branding.

It might be worth looking at something more advanced like Clinked?

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