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How to Create Shareable Links for Your Files in Google Drive and Dropbox
How to Create Shareable Links for Your Files in Google Drive and Dropbox
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Written by Diego Ceja
Updated over a week ago

In our digital world, sharing files and documents has become an essential part of collaboration and communication. Google Drive and Dropbox, two popular cloud storage platforms, make it easy to share your files with others.

One of the most convenient ways to do this is by creating shareable links. In this article, we'll provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to create these links for your files on both Google Drive and Dropbox.

Creating Shareable Links in Google Drive

  1. Open Google Drive: Begin by opening Google Drive and signing in to your account.

  2. Right-Click on Your File: Locate the file you want to share and right-click on it. This will open a context menu.

  3. Getting a File Link from Google Drive: In the context menu, click on "Get Link."

  4. Set Sharing Options: Below the link, ensure that you do not restrict your sharing options. Your file should be available for "Anyone with the link."

  5. Copying a File Link: Once you've set the sharing options, click on "Copy link." The link to your file is now copied to your clipboard.

Now, you have a shareable link for your file in Google Drive that you can easily send to others.

Creating Shareable Links in Dropbox

  1. Log in to Dropbox: Start by logging in to your Dropbox account at

  2. Select the File or Folder: Hover over the file or folder you'd like to share. You'll see a share icon (a rectangle with an up arrow) next to it. Click on this icon.

  3. Choose 'Can View': From the dropdown menu, select "Can view." This sets the permissions for the link, allowing others to view the content.

  4. Create a Link: If a link hasn't been created for the file or folder, click on "Create." This generates a shareable link.

  5. Copy the Link: If a link has already been created, click on "Copy link." The link is now copied to your clipboard and can be pasted into an email, message, or any platform where others can access it.

You now have a shareable link for your file or folder in Dropbox, making it easy to share with colleagues, clients, or anyone you need to collaborate with.

By following these simple instructions, you can quickly create shareable links for your files in Google Drive and Dropbox, streamlining your file-sharing process and enhancing your productivity.


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