Sharing Anchored Files/Folders
  • 05 Sep 2023
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Sharing Anchored Files/Folders

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Article summary

This article will discuss how to share Anchored folders/files in Egnyte.


  • Before accessing Anchor features within the Egnyte platform, ensure you have a valid Anchor account set up in the Admin Dashboard.
  • Admins can add users to the Anchor platform by assigning them to a specific user role.
  • Inputting an email address within a user role automatically creates a new user, provided the email domain is valid.
  • The list of valid email domains can be edited by admins and is maintained in the Anchor Dashboard under global policies.


Step 1: Log Into Egnyte and Select File/Folder

Share Folder on Egnyte

Note: You can also share individual files. Simply select the file and click Share with Anchor.
Share file on Egnyte

Step 2: Enable Sharing and Configure Settings

  1. Click "Enable Sharing" located at the top-right corner of the window.
    Share Settings

  2. You'll now see multiple settings. You can set the access level as either Edit or View.

Edit: Allows the recipients to edit and collaborate. The recipient must have the Anchor agent installed.
View: Provides a read-only copy of the folder or file.

  1. You can also set the Link Expiry date, after which the folder or file will no longer be accessible. The default setting is 60 days.

Step 3: Set Access Permissions
There are two types of control for setting permissions:

  1. Password-Protected Access: Users will be prompted to create a password, which will be required for others to access the files/folders. After setting, click "Save & Copy URL" to get the shareable link.

  2. Restricted Access: Enter the email addresses of the recipients. You have the option to notify them via email and/or allow unprotected download of the folder. Click "Save and Copy URL" to complete the setup.

Step 4: Sharing Files vs. Folders
To share a file, the process is similar to sharing a folder. However, the "Allow Unprotected Download" checkbox is only available for folders.

Step 5: Managing Shared Links
All shared links can be managed through our Anchor Share Management Platform. For more information on managing shared links, please click here.

For further assistance, please contact our support team.

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