How to Create a File Request in Dropbox

September 2016

This tutorial explains how to create a file request in Dropbox. File Requests offers a secure and easy way to share files on Dropbox. May it be photos, documents or videos you can now invite anyone, whether they have a Dropbox account or not, to upload the files you require directly to your personal cloud storage. You don't even need to define shared folders to accommodate the uploads as Dropbox automatically saves them in as special folder. The File Requests feature is available with both the Basic and Pro accounts.

Creating your request

Sign-in to your Dropbox account. Click on File requests and then on Create file request:


In the What are your requesting? field simply enter the name of the file(s) you require (e.g. a photo album):



Uploaded files are automatically saved in the File request folder (a sub folder will be created). Click on the Change folder if you want to save the files to a custom location. Click on Next and a link allowing other users to upload files to your Dropbox will be created. You can copy the link and send it to other users via instant messaging or email. You can also type the email address of the selected users directly into the Or we can email them for you field and then click on the Send button:


That's it! The link has been shared.

Managing the uploads

You can access the uploaded files, create a new request, close a request or invite more people to share files by clicking on the File requests menu:



To create a new request simply click on + Request Files and proceed as explained above. By cons if you want to terminate a request, simply click on the Edit button located below its corresponding folder and then on Close Request:

Limitations

There's no limitation on the number of files that can be uploaded as long as you don't go beyond the storage allowance of your account. Users can upload files having a maximum size of 2 GB.

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