I need to share my business card scanning subfolder to my assistant (who is to properly type them out and create a contact (VCF) file for me to import to my Outlook and sync-ed to my Gmail, Blackberry and Android(s). (a subject of another post). But for some reason or another, I want to share a subfolder of my scanning directory, not all.
Dropbox (unlike Box.com) still cannot handle this as as of May 2014, so the workaround is to create a new folder in the root of your dropbox account, and create a symbolic (junction) link that act as a subfolder from wherever you want it to be in your directory tree. With a symbolic link, Windows explorer will act as if the link is a sub-folder, but dropbox only see a small ".lnk" file. Dropbox actually synchronize/share the new folder.
For this post, I assume you have used dropbox Sync to sync your dropbox account to your local drive at:
and you want this subfolder to be shared to another person
I also assume you know how to invoke "cmd.exe" and get the window command.exe dos shell.
STEP 1 - CREATE THE SHARED FOLDER IN DROPBOX
a. Create a folder in the root directory of your dropbox account.
STEP 2 - CREATE THE LINK IN YOUR DIRECTORY STRUCTURE
a. Create the symbolic (junction) link using the "mklink" command.
mklink /J WantToShareSubfolder C:/Users/Me/dropbox/NewShare