3.11 Obtaining URLs (Permalinks) of Shared Files and Folders

Filr assigns URLs to each file and folder in the Filr system. You can use these URLs (called Permalinks) as a quick way to either point users to a file or folder or to download a file that is located in the Filr system.

IMPORTANT:Users must already have access to the file or folder via an individual share or a public share in order to access the file or folder from a permalink. The fact that a user has a permalink to a file or folder does not necessarily mean that the user has access to view the file or folder or to download it. To grant access to a file or folder, you should either share it (as described in Sharing Files and Folders) or distribute a File Link (as described in Distributing a Link to a File).

To obtain a permalink for a file or folder:

  1. Navigate to the location of the file or folder for which you want to obtain the permalink.

  2. (Conditional) To obtain a permalink for a file, click the drop-down arrow next to the file, then click View Details.

  3. (Conditional) To obtain a permalink for a folder, click the folder name.

  4. Click the Permalinks link at the bottom of the page.

  5. Copy one of the available permalinks. After a user clicks the permalink, the function of the permalink differs depending on which link is used:

    Permalink: Links to the file or folder in Filr. Users who are not already logged in are prompted to log in, unless the file or folder is shared with the public.

    File Download Permalink: (Does not apply to folders) Depending on browser settings, users are either prompted to download or open the file, or the file is automatically opened. This link allows users to access the file directly.