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What Can a Dropbox Folder Help Us?

Dropbox
Dropbox

In common sense, it’s convenient for you to straightly upload files to Dropbox. But as you add more files as Dropbox can store, you may fall into a difficult situation that the files uploaded before are hard to find out in any way apart from basing on upload time. Therefore, you start to create folders in Dropbox and realize what can Dropbox folders help you.

  • File Organization

As one of the major cloud drive services, Dropbox can be applied through most of your devices like computer and mobile phone. You can upload files and folders which you need to view on other devices or share to others to Dropbox, making Dropbox a cloud storage center of your massive content. 

Dropbox allows you to create or upload as many folders as you want. Once you keep files in folders with different classifications, it will take you less time to track content or manage files in Dropbox, but save more time for you to complete your work and share to others.

  • Simple Sharing

To make things simple, sharing a folder from your Dropbox to others instead of sharing each file one by one is obviously more accessible both for you and recipients. Because no one wants to get large amounts of receiving tasks all at once.

  • Recover Deleted Files and Previous Version

You may accidentally delete an important file in a Dropbox folder or mistakenly move files to other folders. Don’t be frustrated, Dropbox allows you to recover deleted files to its original folder or find an earlier version of a folder. 

According to subscription plans, Dropbox can save your lost files or versions of folders about 30 days for personal accounts and about 180 days for business accounts.

Why We Want to Share Dropbox Folder?

  • Easy to Access Team Files in Shared Folder

You can collaborate with team by inviting them to a shared folder. Dropbox gives you the rights to decide whether to give them permissions about view-only or editing. All the modifications about the shared folder will sync instantly through your team.

By sharing Dropbox folder, your team can keep team files organized in one place. What’s more, accessing easily to shared files makes your team ready to collaborate at any time in any place.

  • Expand Sharing Scope to Non-Dropbox Recipient

Do not bother the one you want to share to by asking him to register Dropbox accounts if they don’t have. Dropbox allows recipients without Dropbox account to view and download the files kept in your shared folder through link with your permission. You can also ask someone without Dropbox account to directly share files into your shared folder through Dropbox’s file request function.

  • Secure Shared Folder Hierarchy

You are able to create folder and subfolder with secure structure and hierarchy which distinguish your folder into personal form and sharing form. In this way, your team can view and edit files in the shared folder in an organized way.

2 Simplest Ways to Share Dropbox Folder: through MultCloud

Unlike Google Drive which offers you 15 GB free storage space, Dropbox only allows you to store 2 GB data without purchasing. However, the powerful sharing capabilities of Dropbox may retain you to continue using. Then you have to register more Dropbox accounts to get enough free storage.

“How can I share folder from different Dropbox accounts in the easiest way?” MultCloud can solve this problem effectively. 

MultCloud
MultCloud

As a free cloud file manager, MultCloud can connect with all your clouds and let you access all your online files and folders with a single login. It supports more than 30 major cloud drives like Google Drive, Dropbox, MEGA, OneDrive, etc. You can use MultCloud to expand your free cloud storage by integrating as many clouds as you need through MultCloud. 

Once you add your Dropbox accounts to MultCloud, you can share folders and files from different Dropbox accounts without repeating login and logout.

Method 1: Share Dropbox Folder to Others with “Share”

MultCloud offers you 3 choices distinguished by sharing scope and security level to share a Dropbox folder to others.

Step 1: Click “Create Account” or “Sign up Free” in MultCloud sign-in page. You can also click “Try without signing up” to receive a temporary account to log in without your personal information.

Sign Up MultCloud
Sign Up MultCloud

Step 2: Click “+Add Cloud” in the left sidebar to add all your Dropbox accounts into MultCloud.

Add Dropbox to MultCloud
Add Dropbox to MultCloud

Step 3: Pick one Dropbox and tick the box in front of the folder you want to share.
Step 4: Click “Share” in the menu bar above.

Select Dropbox Folder to Share through MultCloud
Select Dropbox Folder to Share through MultCloud

Step 5: Choose the sharing modes you need. Then click the purple button “Create Share”.
Step 6: “Copy” the sharing link and send it by yourself. Or you can choose a social software given below to share the link.

Choose Sharing Modes
Choose Sharing Modes

The three sharing modes are explained to you in detail here:
1. “Public Share” allows anyone who gets the sharing link has the ability to view the folder. 
2. “Private Share” requires password you added before when recipient wants to view the folder through the sharing link. 
3. “Source Share” will let the source cloud drive to create a sharing link for you. If recipients own the relative cloud accounts like Dropbox, they can obtain more related functions about the sharing link as many as the source cloud service provides.

Method 2: Share Dropbox Folder to Other of Your Cloud Accounts Simply by “Cloud Transfer”

In order to better organize files and folders in Dropbox, you may need to move folder from a crowded Dropbox account to an empty one. 

Apart from logging in the first Dropbox account to share and logging in the second one to receive, you can achieve the organization simply by using MultCloud’s most important function “Cloud Transfer”. This function can largely save your time by transferring files and folders from one of your cloud accounts to your other clouds in a single interface.

Share Dropbox Folder with “Cloud Transfer”
Share Dropbox Folder with “Cloud Transfer”

Step 1: The same as step 1 and step 2 in method 1 above.
Step 2: Click “Cloud Transfer” in the left sidebar.
Step 3: Tap “FROM” in the left blank square to select the folder you want to share from your Dropbox. Then tap “TO” in the right to select the destination of your clouds to share the folder to.
Step 4: Click the purple button “Transfer Now”. And the rest of process will be done by MultCloud itself.

MultCloud provides another three functions for you to transfer folder more convenient:
1. The first function will ask if you want MultCloud to send email notification to you when completing the transfer task. 
2. The second function allows you to select how to treat the source folder you share. 
3. You can set the third function “Schedule” to let MultCloud run the same transfer task periodically.

Transfer Options of MultCloud
Transfer Options of MultCloud
Scheduled Task in MultCloud
Scheduled Task in MultCloud

3 Ways to Share Dropbox Folder with Different Permissions: through Dropbox Website 

Method 1: Share and Invite Other People to Your Dropbox Folder

As one of the most important features Dropbox has, you and your team can make full use of shared folder from Dropbox to build a better collaboration with high efficiency.

Step 1: Open Dropbox website in your browser and sign in with your Dropbox, Google or Apple accounts. You can also click “create an account” above if you don’t have.

Sign In Dropbox Website
Sign In Dropbox Website

Step 2: Tick the box in front of the folder you want to share with. Then click “Share” in the right.
You can refresh the page if the sharing button doesn’t exist.

Choose a Dropbox Folder to Share
Choose a Dropbox Folder to Share

Step 3: Add the email or name of Dropbox accounts to the pop-up menu. Make sure that these are the target accounts you want to invite in the shared folder.
Step 4.1: Choose “can edit” in the dropdown menu if you want people who were invited to the shared folder have the authority to edit.

Options of Sharing Dropbox Folder
Options of Sharing Dropbox Folder

Step 4.2: Else you can choose “can view” and click “Settings” to manage the authority of recipients and who can add people to this shared folder.

Settings of Sharing Dropbox Folder
Settings of Sharing Dropbox Folder

Step 5: Click the button “Share folder” illustrated below step 4.1. Then the sharing complete.

Method 2: Share Dropbox Folder to Non-Dropbox Recipients through Sharing Links

Step 1: The same as step 1 and step 2 in method 1 above.
Step 2: Click “Copy link” in the lower left of the pop-up menu.

Copy Link to Share Dropbox Folder
Copy Link to Share Dropbox Folder

Step 3: Send the link to recipients through email or other communication tools.

Tips: This is a simple method to share a Dropbox folder to recipients who don’t own Dropbox accounts. As a result, this method only share links with minimum permission. Recipients can only view but can’t download, edit or make comment about what you share to them.

Method 3: Share a Folder on Dropbox to Non-Dropbox Recipients through “Transfer”

Step 1: The same as method 1 above.
Step 2: Tick the box in front of the folder you want to share with. Then click “Transfer” beside the “Share” button.

Transfer Dropbox Folder
Transfer Dropbox Folder

Step 3: Tap the blue button “Create transfer” in the lower right corner of the new page.

Create Transfer Task of Dropbox
Create Transfer Task of Dropbox

Step 4: Click “Copy link” or “Send with email” to send the sharing link to recipients.

Copy Link to Transfer Dropbox Folder
Copy Link to Transfer Dropbox Folder

Tips:
1. This method gives recipients higher permission to download the shared folder from your sharing link even without Dropbox accounts. 
2. You can also use this method to achieve and manage batch sharing in a new Dropbox interface.

2 Fast Ways to Share Dropbox Folder: through Dropbox App 

Dropbox Mobile Application
Dropbox Mobile Application

Method 1: Invite People to Your Shared Folder 

Step 1: Download Dropbox application from app store.
Step 2: Sign in Dropbox app with your Dropbox, Google or Apple accounts. You can also tap “Sign up” in the lower left corner to create a new Dropbox account if you don’t have.

Sign in Dropbox App
Sign in Dropbox App

Step 3: Find target folder in “Home” or “Files” interface. Then open the folder or tap the 3-dots symbol beside the folder. (Don’t worry, these choices will point to the same result.)

Open the Pop-up Menu of Dropbox Folder
Open the Pop-up Menu of Dropbox Folder

Step 4: Tap “Share” in folder page or pop-up menu. (Still, these choices will point to the same result.)
Step 5: Press “Invite to folder” in the dropdown menu. 

Open “Invite to folder” Function in Dropbox App
Open “Invite to folder” Function in Dropbox App

Step 6: Tap “Email, name or group” and add Dropbox accounts you want to invite.

Add Dropbox Accounts to Shared Folder
Add Dropbox Accounts to Shared Folder

Step 7: Choose the access permission of your shared folder by pressing the gear icon in the upper right corner of the pop-up menu.

Folder Access Management of Dropbox App
Folder Access Management of Dropbox App

Step 8: Tap “Share” button below. Then the sharing process is complete.

Share Folder from Dropbox App
Share Folder from Dropbox App

Tips: This method is only suitable for Dropbox users due to its higher permission.

Method 2: Share Dropbox Folder by Copying and Sending Links 

This method is simpler than the method above but obviously provides less options and minimum permission to you and your recipients.

Step 1: The same as step1 to step 4 in method 1 above.
Step 2: Press “Copy link” in the dropdown menu.

Create Folder’s Copy Link in Dropbox App
Create Folder’s Copy Link in Dropbox App

Step 3: Tap “Copy link” again in the pop-up menu and send the link by yourself. You can also choose the ways your phone offers to you to share the link through communication tools.

Send Folder’s Link from Dropbox App
Send Folder’s Link from Dropbox App

Tips: This method can share folder to recipients with or without Dropbox Accounts. As a result, they only have the permission to view the folder you share to them.

Additional tips: How to Create a Shared Folder and Share through Dropbox Website?

Step 1: The same as the 3 methods right above.
Step 2: Click “+Create” and choose “Shared folder” in the dropdown menu.

Create Shared Folder in Dropbox
Create Shared Folder in Dropbox

Step 3: Choose to create a new folder in the pop-up menu. Then click “Next”.

Options to Create Dropbox Shared Folder
Options to Create Dropbox Shared Folder

Step 4: Name the new folder and add email or name of Dropbox account in the pop-up menu.
Step 5: Choose the permission you want your recipients to get. Then click “Share” in the lower right corner. The folder will share to recipients at once.

Name and Share the Shared Folder
Name and Share the Shared Folder

Bonus Tips: Apart from method 1 to share Dropbox folder through mobile app, you can use other methods we offer to you above to share files on Dropbox in the same ways.

Conclusion

The instructions listed above can completely suit your need to share Dropbox folder. As you can find through the article, the powerful sharing features of Dropbox enable it to occupy a high market position of cloud drives. So please use Dropbox sharing functions with confidence, these functions will largely improve your work efficiency and online life.

In addition, considering the lack of free storage Dropbox offers to each account, you may need to manage files and folders through different Dropbox accounts you created before. MultCloud exactly fits your demand due to its basic file and folder management functions. 

You can copy, share, cut, delete, rename your folder kept in different Dropbox accounts through MultCloud. You are also able to sync your Dropbox accounts or folders in them through MultCloud’s Cloud Sync function. For example, you can sync from Dropbox to OneDrive by using Cloud Sync in MultCloud in the most convenient way.
 

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