Sync: Share options for files

When you initially share a file or when you edit the share, you can add share options.

Note: To configure share options for a file that has already been shared, right-click a file in the Sync folder and choose Share FileCloud Link

Perform advanced share actions:

  1. In your system tray, right-click on the Sync icon and choose Open.
  2. At the bottom of the mini-dashboard, click the folder icon.
    Your Sync folder in file explorer opens.

  3. Navigate to the file or folder that you want to share, then right-click on it and choose Share FileCloud Link.

    The Share Link dialog box opens.
  4. Click Change or Share optons.

    The dialog box expands to show share options.

  5. Click the icons beside the share link to perform basic actions on it.
    • Click Copy Link to paste the link into a message or email.
    • Click Open Link to view the shared file in the FileCloud user portal.
    • Click Email Link to email the link to one or more users.
  6. Change any of the values under Share Options, and click OK.                                                                               

Advanced option

To change

Share NameClick the link, and enter a new name in Share Name. This is useful if you want to give the share a descriptive or memorable name.
ExpiresClick the link, and click Yes, then choose an expiration date in the date picker.
Max number of downloadsClick No Restrictions, and select Restricted to. In Max download allowed, enter the maximum number of downloads. This enables you to prevent excessive distribution of the file.
Send email notificationsYes, by default. Notifies you when the recipients make changes to the share. Click Yes and select No to stop receiving these notifications.
(Public Shares only)
Click the link, and click Yes. You may use the automatically generated password or change it to a more descriptive or memorable one. Check Show Password to check what you've entered.
Sharing permissions

To change from Allow anyone with link (public share) to another option:  

  1. Select one of the other options.
    • If you select Allow anyone with link and password, the share remains public, but users must enter a password to view it. When you choose this option, a password is automatically generated and listed, but you may change it.
    • If you selected Allow selected users and/or groups, the share becomes private and you may add specific users and groups.

      For help inviting users and groups and setting their permissions, see:
      Sharing Files Privately
      Public Share Options for Files
      Private Share Options for Files