Disable file download option from within a folder

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Disable file download option from within a folder

Hi,

 

Is it possible to disable file downloads from a folder?

 

I have a shared folder with a file in it. I want to be able to give the folder link to a number of people so they have access to this file. However, I don't want them to be able to download it locally. I want them to have to use the link to view the file when ever they want. That way they wont end up with outdated files locally on their machines.

 

Is it possible to disable the file download option in a folder to allow for this?

 

Thanks,

RC

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Re: Disable file download option from within a folder

Yes, there is a checkbox under Shared Link settings that allow (or disallows) the download of the file/folder.

 

This Box Community article discusses the feature: https://community.box.com/t5/How-To-Guides-for-Sharing/Shared-Links/ta-p/19523/jump-to/first-unread-...

 

--Kurt Baker

Penn State University

 

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Re: Disable file download option from within a folder

Thanks @KurtBaker for the helpful post!

 

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Re: Disable file download option from within a folder

Perfect, thank you