How to share files and folders in Proton Drive via email

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In Proton Drive, you can share files and folders securely and directly with specific people using their email address. This guide will help you get started sharing quickly and easily.

Why share files using the recipient’s email address?

Proton Drive offers two options to share files and folders stored in your account: 

  • You can generate a public link that anyone can access, allowing you to quickly grant anyone the ability to view and download your files. Sharing links can be password-protected, set to expire, and turned off. Learn more about link sharing. 
  • You can also share files and folders directly by entering your recipient’s email address. This gives you more security and control because you can ensure only your intended recipients have access, and you can grant and revoke view and edit permissions anytime.

How to share files and folders using email

1. Select the files or folders you want to share.

  • Step 1: Log in to your Proton Drive(new window) account.
  • Step 2: Navigate to the files or folders you want to share.
  • Step 3: Select the files or folders by clicking on the checkbox next to each item.

2. Add recipients and set permissions.

  • Step 1: Click on the Share button.
  • Step 2: In the sharing popup, enter the email addresses of the people you want to share with.
  • Step 3: After adding the email addresses, assign permissions to each recipient.
    • Viewer: Can view the files or folders but cannot make any changes
    • Editor: Can view and modify the contents of the files or folders

You can share files and folders with anyone, whether they have a Proton email address or not. We have a detailed guide on how to share with non-Proton users, as the steps vary slightly.

  • Step 4: Click Share to include these recipients.

Recipients will receive an email with a unique secure link to access the shared files or folders. This ensures only the intended recipients can open the link.

You can manage access to your shared files or folders at any time.

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