Box: Share a File or Folder Shortcut Link

Shared links can be used to quickly get a collaborator directly to a shared file or folder. Only users who have been invited as collaborators to a folder are able to get to files in that folder via Shared Link in the University's version of Box Secure Storage.

Note: Collaborators already have access to this content, but shared links can easily direct a user to a specific file or folder.

Sharing a file or folder Shortcut Link

  1. Mouse over the desired folder or file and click Share
    A screenshot showing the Share button for a file in Box
  2. A pop-up will appear with the Shared Link
    A screenshot of the Shared Link box with the URL for the Shared Link highlighted
  3. Copy and paste the link into an email or document. You can also enter email addresses in the Shared Link window to send the link to collaborators directly through Box.
    • NOTE: Only users who have been invited as collaborators to a folder are able to get to files in that folder via Shared Link in the University's version of Box Secure Storage.