How do I link to a file, folder, cubby?

Make a public link to a cubby, folder, or individual file. 

Public Link Basics

  • This is the sharing option to use when you want folks to grab your stuff and go
  • Anyone with the link can view or download the file, folder, or cubby contents
  • They cannot make changes
  • Your link is not indexed by search engines unless you place the link on a site that gets indexed
  • Anyone with the link can share it with others, so think carefully before sharing links to sensitive content!

Create a link for an entire cubby using the Cubby application (Windows or Mac)

The Cubby application allows you to make a link for an entire cubby:

  1. Open Cubby, the desktop application.
  2. If the folder you want to share isn't a cubby, drag it onto the Cubby interface. 
  3. Click the link icon (it looks like a chain). Don't see the icon? Hold your mouse over the cubby.
    • Remember! To link to a cubby, it must be synced to the cloud.
  4. Click the checkbox to make a public link.
  5. Copy the link.
  6. Send it to your friends and colleagues via chat, email, etc.


Create a link to a file or folder using the Cubby application

On a Mac, you can create a public link directly from the Finder menu. 


On a Windows PC, you can also create a public link using the context menu (right-click menu):

  1. On a Windows PC, open the cubby containing the file or folder you want to share.
  2. Right-click the file or folder you want to share and select Cubby > public link.




Create a link via cubby.com

Use cubby.com when you want to make a link to a specific file, folder, or an entire Cubby:

  1. Go to cubby.com.
  2. Find the file you want to share.
  3. Right-click the file and select link.
  4. Copy the link.
  5. Send it to your friends and colleagues via chat, email, etc.


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