Send direct links in Box

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.

A pop-up window will appear, look at the very bottom of the pop-up and you’ll find the Direct Link.