The amount of space in your Dropbox prevents you from accepting a shared folder invite if: … The shared folder is less than your total space quota but you do not have enough space available to accept it (for example, the shared folder is 2 GB but you only have 1 GB of available space on your Dropbox)
Access a shared folder or printer
- Search for Network , and click to open it.
- Select Search Active Directory at the top of the window; you may need to first select the Network tab on the upper left.
- From the drop-down menu next to “Find:”, select either Printers or Shared Folders.
Yes, you need a Dropbox account to join a shared folder. Files in a shared folder sync between members in their Dropbox accounts, so you need a Dropbox account to access and sync changes. If you invite someone without a Dropbox account to a shared folder, they will need to create an account to join the folder.
If you click a shared link and it won’t open, you may be encountering a browser issue. To correct this, sign out of Dropbox and click the shared link again.
How do I grant access to Dropbox?
On the Dropbox desktop app
- Open the Dropbox folder in File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac).
- Right-click or command-click the folder you’d like to manage.
- Click Share….
- Click the settings icon (gear icon).
- Select your preferences using the dropdown next to Manage access.
- Click Save.
Share from the Dropbox folder on your computer
- Open the Dropbox folder on your computer.
- Right-click the file or folder you’d like to share.
- Click Share.
- Type the Email, name, or group of the person (or people) you’d like to share with.
- Select Can edit from the dropdown menu.
- Click Share.
Make sure Network discovery is enabled on all computers. Make sure File and printer sharing is enabled on all computers. Toggle Turn on password protected sharing to off and retest. Make sure you are logging in using the same account you entered when you added users to Share with.
To resolve the issue, go to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Advanced Sharing Settings. Make sure your settings are as follows: Network Discovery: ON; Network Settings: Private; File Sharing: ON; Public Folder Sharing: ON; Password Protected Sharing: OFF.
To access the Shared folder, simply open the Finder and select the Go menu, then select Go to folder… (or type command-shift-G). Then type /Users and hit return. You should be staring at the list of user folders on your Mac, with a Shared folder there as well.
When you share a file or folder using Dropbox, the recipient receives an email with a link to the file or folder. The recipient must have a Dropbox account and be signed into that account to view or edit the file or folder.
When you share a link with someone, they can view the file or folder on dropbox.com. You can send a link by email, Facebook, Twitter, instant message, social networks, wherever you want. You can share these links with anyone, even if they don’t have a Dropbox account.
In the Dropbox desktop app
- Click the Dropbox icon in your taskbar (Windows) or menu bar (Mac).
- Click the search icon (magnifying glass) at the top.
- In the search bar that appears, start typing what you’d like to search for. Search results will appear as you type.
Share a Dropbox folder with anyone
Shared links are view-only, and by default anyone with the link can view and download its contents. Dropbox Professional and Dropbox Business customers can add passwords and expirations to shared links.