Sharing Files Privately in Sync

When you share a file privately, you share it only with existing FileCloud users or groups, but you can invite a new user to create a FileCloud account and then access the share.

Sharing files privately:

  • Provides more security than sharing files publicly.
  • Is useful when you only have a small number of people you want to share with.
  • Requires the user to log in with a FileCloud account to access the file on the User Portal.

Users have the following permission options in private shares:



Read permittedRead permission allows users to view, browse and download files. 
Removing read permission removes the user from the share completely.
Download permittedDownload permission allows the user to download and save the file.
Share permitted

Share permission allows the user to share your file with other users.
Share permission can be provided only if read and download permission are already provided.

To share files privately in Sync

The procedure for sharing a file privately from the Sync folder in content explorer is nearly identical to the procedure for sharing a file privately from the user portal, Only the first few steps for selecting the file and choosing to share it are different.

Initial steps for sharing a file from Sync:

  1. In your system tray, right-click on the Sync icon and choose Open.
  2. At the bottom of the the mini-dashboard, click the folder icon. 
    Your Sync folder in file explorer opens.
  3. Navigate to the file or folder you want to share, then right-click on it and choose Show More Options. In the next menu choose FileCloud Sync > Share Link.

    The Share link dialog box opens. By default, the file is shared publicly.
  4. To share the file privately, go to  Sharing Files Privately and continue from Step 2.