File Sharing

Share icon

To share a file in one of your public or private folders click on and highlight the file you want to share.

This will expand the row of icons at the top right corner of your screen.


Click on the share icon and a window will pop up in the middle of your screen that contains a link. You can now copy the link and send it to whomever you want to share it with and they will have access to the file forever.



What the recipient receives

When the recipient accesses the link, they will be able to view the file’s information, and download it locally.

Private files will include the file’s “filekey”. This allows the recipient to automatically unlock and download that file.

Warning: Sharing is only for Public Drives and individual files. Private Drives and Folders cannot currently be shared.

Note: Whomever you share a link with can also share that link with others. We plan to provide the option to limit the spread of link sharing in future versions of ArDrive. But for now, links are unrestricted in how far they can be shared.