Creating a Direct Link

In the Shared With Me or Team Folders sections, you may create a link to a folder or a file to send to users in an existing share without creating a new share. 

When users click the link,  they are prompted to log in and then taken directly to the selected folder or file.

For Team Folders, direct links to files in sub-folders that are created by users who have access to the parent folder and sub-folder will not work for users who only have access to the sub-folder, because the links will include the parent folder path, which does not exist in the file structure of those users.

To create a direct link:

  1. Navigate to the file or folder in Shared With Me or Team Folders.
  2. Hover over the file or folder and click the Direct Link icon.

    A Direct Link is Ready message pops up.

  3. Click Copy Link.
  4. Paste the link into an email or a file, and send it to users.