Preventing downloading of Box files

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How to prevent download of box files.



If you want to prevent specific collaborators from downloading the contents of a folder, you would invite them to collaborate with Previewer, Uploader or Preview-Uploader permissions.

If you want to provide a shared link for people to access content without being named collaborators (either people in your company (aka, U-M) or people with the link (aka, anyone)), you can prevent downloading by unchecking "Allow item to be downloaded" in the shared link dialog on either a file or folder.

  1. Click the  More Options button on the folder or file
  2. Click the  Lock icon
  3. Set the duration and check the "Disable Download" checkbox


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