Sharing files on Box for public access via a web link

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Use this for setting up files for use as linked files on public web pages or open sharing such as data sets and published articles.


To setup a file for being shared by link only with no collaboration rights needed.


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  1. Start in by going to and creating a folder for your files. 
  2. Go into that folder and upload the files you want to make available as public so you can link to them for sharing on your website.
  3. Click on the share button at the end of the name of the file you want to share.
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  4. Change the Access Type drop down to say "People with the link."
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  5. There is a copy button to copy the link you need for your web page here.
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Additional notes

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