Alternatively, you can log in to your home page, where you will see the invitation waiting under the ‘Sharing’ menu item (Not under the “Links” menu!) On that ‘Sharing’ page, just view and accept your ‘New shared folder invitation’.This so might other Dropbox users to avoid the head-scratching that I (and surely others) suffer from as a result of all of this. I can stash an extra copy of pictures, documents, and archival data in the cloud, and restore the files quickly if my laptop hard drive goes bust.For more information, see Clean Your Data with Data Interpreter.You can make the following changes before you start your analysis: in the upper-right corner of the data source page to add data source filters to control what data is included in the data source.
Doing this creates the visual impression that full (bilateral) sharing has been engaged – the files appear in your directory structure precisely as if you’d bilaterally shared them. It is the – and you need to get the sender to go back and do it ‘the other way’.I also hope that Dropbox improve this terminology in their service in the future, reserving the term ‘Sharing’ for one option, perhaps moving to a word like ‘Sending’ in association with their ‘link’ feature.It might also be nice to add in a few relevant warnings here and there (including in the email invitation for a link) to make it clear that the approach isn’t actually offering an update service for the files concerned.Instead, tell the sender to delete that pending at their end (via the ‘Links’ menu on their home page) because they are doing it wrong.Next, ask them to try again to share the folder by using the ‘Sharing’ menu on their Dropbox home page to do it, and by specifically avoiding any approach that uses the word ‘ Now, you can simply accept that invitation via the Dropbox client.