How can I share a folder?
If you are viewing folders in List view, you can hover over the desired folder and click on the Share button that appears on the right. In Tile view, you can hover over the desired folder and click on the share icon that appears in the top right corner of the file. You have three options for sharing folders:
Add people: Choose this option if you want other people to also manage your folder. A new window will pop-up, where you type in their e-mail addresses and click Add. You can add different permissions for each member by clicking the Modify button next to each member and choosing the correct permissions from the list. 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.
Send link: A new window will pop-up where you can copy and share the link to the folder. 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 How can I protect a file/folder that I want to share with a password?, see or change the expiration time of the link How can I change the expiration date of the link I want to share? and share in on social media or via Email. If you send the link via Email and 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.
- Receive files: This option enables people to add files to your folder without having a Koofr account. A new window will pop-up, where an upload link is already created. 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 or change the expiration time of the link and share in on social media or via Email. If you send the link via Email and Koofr will create an upload link in your default Email client and take you there.
In the same window, you can also see a field Files can also be received via email address. The unique email address that Koofr automatically creates functions as another gateway to saving the files in the chosen folder. When you send an email with attachments to this email address, the attachments will be automatically saved to Koofr, along with the email itself, in the folder you chose to share.
OR once you open a folder, you can share it by clicking the Share button in the Main toolbar. Then follow the instructions above for the option you want to choose (Add people, Send link, Receive files).
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.