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Securely send large files

All of your large file transfer needs covered—easily send large videos, project files, and more with Dropbox.

Share files directly from your cloud storage with anyone, or separately send up to 100 GB (upgradable to 250 GB) with Dropbox Transfer.

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Send big and small files, to anyone

Need to send a large media file, CAD drawing, video file, or graphics-heavy report? With Dropbox, you can send large file types to anyone—on any device.

When sending or sharing large files with another Dropbox user, just create a secure shared link. With Dropbox Transfer, you can send files up to 100 GB (or 250 GB with the Dropbox Replay Add-On)—without taking up space in your Dropbox account.

Recipients can view and download your file—even if they don't have Dropbox.

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Securely send big files with a shared link

Wondering how to send a large file via email safely or what happens to your email attachments after you send them off? 

Sharing large files with Dropbox guarantees you're always in control. Your recipients can view, comment on, and download any large file link you send from Dropbox—but they won't be able to edit the original.

You can also password protect a shared file link and set a date for it to expire. Or, if you want to give recipients the ability to edit your shared files, simply invite them to a shared folder and put the files inside. You can start sending files via email securely during a Dropbox free trial.

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Deliver all your large final product files with Transfer

Ready to share or send the final full-resolution video files, ad campaign assets, or other cumbersome data? 

With Dropbox Transfer, you can send large files up to 100 GB without taking up space in your Dropbox account. If you need more juice, get our Creative Tools Add-On to transfer up to 250 GB.

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Add large files and easily share using your favorite tools

Dropbox integrates seamlessly with popular apps to make sharing large files easy. Share content, big and small, to Slack channels, Zoom Meetings, Microsoft 365, Google Workspaces, and more—directly from Dropbox.

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Preview dozens of large file types

Dropbox makes sharing easy and convenient for anyone you send a large file. File recipients can view and comment on any file—including Photoshop, Excel, and Sketch files—even if they don’t have those apps installed. It’s a great way to work efficiently across a team.

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Frequently asked questions

With Dropbox, you can easily send any large file, including images and video files, to anyone—and the receiver won’t need a Dropbox account to access the file. Create a shared link to send any file from your Dropbox account, regardless of size or content, and share the download link via chat, text, or email.

Yes, you can send large files from your iPhone or Android device using the Dropbox mobile app. Create a shared link to send a file in your Dropbox account, no matter what size, and share the link through chat, text, or email with your intended recipients.

Yes. Using the Dropbox mobile app, you can send large videos and files from an Android device to an iPhone—or from an iPhone to an Android device. With the Dropbox mobile app, you can send any large file, including large videos, using a shared link.

You can send large files via email by creating a shareable link to a file or folder stored in Dropbox.

  • In Dropbox, hover over the file or folder that you want to send via email and click Share when it appears.
  • If a link hasn’t already been created, click Create Link on the Can Edit or Can View option—depending on what level of access you want to share.
  • Click Link Settings to set a password, expiration date, or other permission settings on the link.
  • Click Copy Link, then attach it to an email—with who you want to send the file or folder as the recipient.

You won’t have to compress or zip files to attach them to your email.

Yes. Files uploaded through the desktop app or mobile apps must be 2 TB or smaller, and large files uploaded to must be 50 GB or smaller. Learn more about file size limits on our help center page.

Files uploaded to Dropbox can’t exceed your storage quota. For example, if your account has a storage quota of 2 GB, you can upload one 2 GB file or many files that add up to 2 GB.

For downloads from Dropbox, the following file size limits apply:

  • Basic accounts and accounts on a trial of a Dropbox team: 20 GB of bandwidth and 100,000 downloads per day
  • Plus, Family, and Professional accounts: 400 GB and unlimited downloads per day
  • Dropbox team Standard accounts: 1 TB and unlimited downloads per day.
  • Dropbox team Advanced and Enterprise accounts: 4 TB and unlimited downloads per day 

Dropbox makes sending large files effortless

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