How can I share a file?

In the List view hover over the file you want to share and click on the Share button that appears on the right. If you are viewing a file in Tile view you can share it by clicking on the share icon that appears in the top right corner of the file. You have two options for sharing files:

  1. Add people: A new window will pop-up, where you type in the Email of the member you want to share your file with and click Add. You can remove a member by clicking the [-] button next to each member. You can share files with anyone. Non-members will be automatically invited to join Koofr.

  2. Send link: A new window will pop-up where you can copy and share the link to the file. When you click on the link, it will already be copied to clipboard. In the same window, you can set the password protection to the link - See How can I protect a file/folder that I want to share with a password?, see or change the expiration time of the link - See How can I change the expiration date of the link I want to share?, and share it on social media or via Email. If you choose to send the link via Email, we will create a download link in your default Email client and take you there. See How can I share the file/folder link on social media or via Email?. With this option, you can also share the files with people who don’t have registered Koofr accounts. Note: This is read-only access; others cannot upload files through these links.

Note: The option to create links to external clouds is only available in the paid Koofr accounts. Read more about it in Why can't I create share links on Dropbox/Google Drive/OneDrive/Amazon Drive?. You can read about upgrading your account in Upgrade Koofr account and more about the benefits of having a paid Koofr account in What benefits do paid accounts bring besides extra storage space?.

Note: Files can be shared publicly with or without the password protection. The only exception are potentially malicious files (executables, packages etc.), which cannot be shared without a password, due to the antivirus and browser requirements.

Note: Regardless of the previous note, users with free accounts cannot publicly share executables and other commonly malicious files.