By Ryan Johnson, technology training coordinator
A direct link is a web address (URL) that lets you link directly to a file. This is different from a regular web link, which will direct the user to a Box page.
Direct links end with the file’s extension type. Therefore, if you are linking to a Microsoft Word document, a direct link will end with *.doc. When a user clicks on the link, a pop-up window will prompt the user to either open the file in Microsoft Word or download the file onto their computer.
Direct Linking is a great feature to use when sending a file to someone without directing them to Box.
To get the Direct Link, right-click on the file name, then click on Share in the sub-menu that appears.