How to Invite & Share Dropbox

By Candice Abrams

Dropbox is a program that lets you synchronize your folders to other computers in your home, or in your business. It also allows you to invite and share your Dropbox files with outside users. This program is convenient for teachers, colleagues and freelancers. Once you download the program and create an account, you will have no problem sharing your files.

Step 1

Visit the Dropbox website (see Resources). Sign in with your user name and password.

Step 2

Click the "Sharing" tab of your account. Click on "Create a New Shared Folder." To share an existing folder, right-click on the folder, select "Dropbox" and "Share this Folder."

Step 3

Enter the email addresses of the people you want to invite and share your folder. Separate each address with a comma.

Step 4

Enter a message, if you prefer. Otherwise, Dropbox will add a message for you. Click "Share Folder" when complete.

Tips & Warnings

  • Contacts will need a Dropbox account to view the files in your folders.
  • Anyone you invite can delete or modify the contents in the folders.
  • You also have the option to remove people from your folder.
  • You cannot share a folder from your Public folder.