How to give people view-only access from Dropbox.com?

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If you are new to the cloud service, it can sometimes, confuse you to figure out how to share your Dropbox files with others. Basically, there are two ways to share a file, one from the DropBox app and the other from the Dropbox website i.e. Dropbox.com. If you want to give people view-only access from Dropbox.com, follow the process below:

To Share a file:
  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Hover your cursor over the file or folder you'd like to share and click Share when it appears.
  3. Enter the name or email address of the people who need access to your files.
  4. If sharing a folder, choose Can view from the drop-down list.
  5. Add a message about the files and click Share.
  6. Plus and Business users: You'll see options in the pop-up window to set a password and/or expiration for the link.
To Share a link to a file:
  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Hover your cursor over the file or folder you'd like to share and click Share when it appears.
  3. If a link hasn't been created, click Create a link.
  4. If a link was already created, click Copy link.
  5. The link will be copied to your clipboard. You can then paste it into an email, message, or wherever people can access it.

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