Using DriveHQ FileManager, it is extremely easy to share folders / files online. Just logon DriveHQ FileManager, select a folder and click on the Share button.
Click on Tools on the top menu, then select Manage My Share;
Right click one share name, and select Open Share Folder from the popup menu;
Right click the file / folder name, and select Share from the popup menu.
By default, the Share Name is the same as the folder name, you can change the Share Name and Share Description, select a permission level from the following levels:
In the Share-to field, please enter the email addresses or DriveHQ username of the persons who you want to share the folder to. If the person does not have a DriveHQ account, or if you don't know the person's DriveHQ username, you can just use the person's email address. You can enter multiple usernames / email addresses separated by "," or ";".
If you have a group account, then you can check the checkbox Share to group, which shares the folder to all members in the group. You can also click on Select Group Members button to add some group members into the Share-to list.
Select Contacts button: click on this button will let you select users from your contact lists. You can create a contact list from DriveHQ Webmail section.
The If any file changes, send share change notification email checkbox is only available for the paid users.
The remote folder "\My Documents" has been shared to the user: SubFreeDrivehq. If all Share-to users are DriveHQ members, then it is not necessary to send the share notification email. The "share-to" users can logon www.drivehq.com or DriveHQ FileManager, go to the virtual folder: \DriveHQ Share\YOUR_USERNAME\SHARE_NAME
In the case of this demo, it is: \DriveHQ Share\FreeDrivehq\My Documents.
Note: you must send the Share notification email using your own email account and your own email client software. DriveHQ emails are more likely to be filled / blocked, so sending from your own email server tends to be more reliable.
In the share notification email template, you can find the "Share URL".
Right-click the file / folder name, and select Share from the popup menu.
Basically, you need to upload the files to DriveHQ storage first. Then it will share the uploaded folder online. This sharing method is far better than other local-network based folder sharing methods:
Select one Share, and click on button;
Right click the Share name, and select Properties from the popup menu;
After you have shared a folder using DriveHQ FileManager, the folder can be accessed by the "Share-to" users online. Whether you share a folder using DriveHQ FileManager or DriveHQ.com website, the result is completely the same. You can share a folder using DriveHQ FileManager or DriveHQ.com website; you can also access a shared folder using DriveHQ FileManager or DriveHQ.com website. There is no difference, except using DriveHQ FileManager is more efficient in uploading / downloading files / folders. Using DriveHQ.com website is more convenient if you (or a non-DriveHQ member) don’t have DriveHQ FileManager installed.
Accessing a shared folder online using DriveHQ.com website is covered in "Using DriveHQ Web --> Share --> How to access folders shared by other users?" section within the DriveHQ Online Help. In this section, it only covers accessing shared folders using DriveHQ FileManager.
If another DriveHQ user shares a folder to you, he / she usually sends a "Share notification email", which has the detailed instructions about how to access the shared folder, e.g. a typical share notification email includes the following info:
There are three ways to access these files:
- If you are a DriveHQ member, please log on to your account and access these files in the DriveHQShare folder.
- If you are not a DriveHQ member yet, I recommend you to sign up now using this e-mail address. My files will automatically appear in your "DriveHQ Share" Folder.
- You can also access these files through the following link; you will have read-only access.
The Share Key: 7338973/tt0255iw8pwp
Please install DriveHQ FileManager to download all files. It works like Windows Explorer or FTP, supports drag-n-drop.
It can download / upload any size files reliably. Please download it at:
Using DriveHQ FileManager to access a shared folder, you must have a DriveHQ account. If you are not a DriveHQ member, you can sign up a DriveHQ account using the email address that received the share notification email.
If your DriveHQ username or your registered email address is in the "Share-to" list when the other user shared the folder, then you can logon DriveHQ FileManager. The folder(s) shared to you is automatically linked to the special virtual folder:
Dependent on the permission of the share, (which is set by the user who shared the folder to you), you might be able to access the folder with "Read-only", "Add / Upload" or "Full Access" right, etc.
As an example, user FreeDrivehq shared a folder My Documents to user SubFreeDrivehq with full-access right. FreeDrivehq also shared GroupRead to the whole group with Read-only access; GroupWrite with full-acess right. The screenshot below shows when the user SubFreeDrivehq logs on his own account, he can see the shared folders in the virtual folder:
In the above screen, since the folder My Documents was shared with full-access right, he can right click on a blank area to create files / folders in it. He can also drag and drop files / folders into this shared folder. If the folder is shared with read-only access, then the menu item "New" will be disabled and you cannot upload files into the shared folder.