Can Dropbox Share with Password?


Share Dropbox Files with Password
Share Dropbox Files with Password

Dropbox serves as a cloud storage, you can save files, photos, or other kinds of content on its cloud. It can not only offer personal service but also offer business services as Dropbox Business. You can share, backup, and sign the files on Dropbox. Other functions like Capture, Paper, and DocSend are also included in its service. A new user can get 2 GB of storage, and if you want more, you have to upgrade to a paid plan.

When people share files from clouds, many people hope that there can be a password to protect their files, because they don’t want their information in the files to be exposed. It is true that many dangers hide behind the Internet, so sharing online does have some risks. If you can share with a password, the receiver has to enter the password that you set to accept and open the shared files, which would be more secure.

For the question in the title, the answer is yes. Dropbox provides the option for you to set a password, limiting the access to the shared files. The remaining parts will show you 2 ways for Dropbox share file with password.

Dropbox Share with Password via MultCloud [Free]

MultCloud is a multi-cloud managing service, which includes functions of Cloud Sync, Cloud Backup, Cloud Transfer, Share, and so on. It can freely help you sync, backup, and transfer files from one cloud to another cloud in a quick and convenient way, instead of uploading and downloading files. MultCloud can be also used to share files and folders from your cloud with other people, and the steps of Dropbox share folder with password are as follows.

There are Public Share, Private Share, and Source Share on MultCloud.

  • Public Share means anyone who gets the shared link can view the file.
  • Private Share means you can share files with a password, and the receiver must get the shared link and the password to access the shared files.
  • Source Share means when others open the shared link, they would turn to the website of the cloud drive instead of MultCloud.

Step 1: Enter the MultCloud website, and sign up for free.

Step 2: Click “Add Clouds” in the left bar, then find the Dropbox icon in the right part of the interface and click it to log in to your Dropbox account.

Add Dropbox
Add Dropbox

Step 3: After Step 2, Dropbox is added to MultCloud. Open Dropbox under “My Cloud Drives” and select the folder that you want to share by ticking it.

Select Folder in Dropbox
Select Folder in Dropbox

Step 4: Click the button “Share” in the upper bar. Here appears two options: Share with MultCloud and Create a Transfer. If you want to share with a password, then choose the first one.

Choose Share with MultCloud
Choose Share with MultCloud

Step 5: A new option will show up, then choose private share and click “Create Share”. After that, you will get a Dropbox share link with password, you can copy the link and share with others.

Dropbox Share with Password by Private Share
Dropbox Share with Password by Private Share

Bonus Tip: Dropbox File Requests with Password Protection

There is a Share tool on MultCloud that is used to store all the files or folders that you shared with others or received from others. You can check the shared time and type in the list. Also, you can choose whether to allow your receivers to upload files to the shared folder as Dropbox file requests.

Dropbox File Requests is used for others sending files to you. Those files will be collected in the folder you set in Dropbox. When the receivers get your file requests, they can upload files to your Dropbox without logging in to your Dropbox account. You can also set passwords for the file requests.

MultCloud can also realize this function with the following steps:

Step 1: After the steps showed in the last section, you can open “Share” in the left sidebar.

Step 2: You will find that the shared files are saved here in a new folder. Then switch on the button at the back of the taskbar. When you finish all the steps, the receivers who have your password and shared link can upload files to this new folder.

Switch on Allow to Upload Button
Switch on Allow to Upload Button

Dropbox Share with Password via Dropbox [Paid]

You can achieve Dropbox password-protected sharing for free in the first way. However, this way which is operated on the Dropbox web requires you to upgrade to the paid plan (Dropbox Professional). Here are the steps.

Step 1: Enter the Dropbox website and log in to your account.

Step 2: Tick the files that you want to share, click the button “share”, and open “Settings”.

Open Settings
Open Settings

Step 3: Turn to “Link for editing”. Then switch on “Require password”, set your password, and save your settings.

Share File with a Password
Share File with a Password

Step 4: Finally, copy the link or add an email or name to share Dropbox link with password, and click “Share file”.


All in all, you can use Dropbox share with password via MultCloud. It is free and the same steps can be used to share files on other cloud drives. Or, you can use Dropbox web which needs you to pay for the service to share with a password.

Both of these 2 ways can be used to solve the problem of how to password protect Dropbox folder that you want to share. The former one is more recommended because you don’t have to pay for it.

Besides, when you start using MultCloud, you can also try other functions. You can try Cloud Sync to sync Dropbox to OneDrive, which may help you save the storage of Dropbox and collaborate with Microsoft 365. Therefore, it may be a good choice to give MultCloud a chance.

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