How to give people view-only access to your Dropbox files on a Windows Computer?

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Sometimes you may want to let people view the files in your folder without being able to change them. You can send a link to a file or folder, which allows recipients to view and download a copy of it. Or you can set view-only permissions for some or all members of your shared folder. View-only permissions enable members to always see the latest versions of the files without having the ability to edit them. We have explained the step by step process for each case:

Share a file
  1. If you haven't already, install the Dropbox desktop app on your computer.
  2. Right-click the file or folder and select Share…
  3. Choose Can view.
  4. Enter the name or email address of the people who need access to your files.
  5. Click Invite.
Share a link
  1. If you haven't already, install the Dropbox desktop app on your computer.
  2. Right-click the file and hover over More…
  3. Choose Copy Dropbox link.
  4. The link will be copied to your clipboard. You can then paste it into an email, message, or wherever people can access it.
  1. If you haven't already, install the Dropbox desktop app on your computer.
  2. Right-click the file.
  3. Choose Share...
  4. Click Create link.
  5. Click Copy link.

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