Learn how to share public links to Creative Cloud synced files, cloud documents, folders, libraries, library elements, mobile creations, and XD prototypes and specifications. Also, find out how you can export and import Creative Cloud Libraries.

The Your Work section of Creative Cloud lets you share public links to the following types of assets: Synced files, Cloud documents, Folders, Libraries, Library elements, Mobile creations, and XD prototypes & specifications.

By sharing public links, you can gather quick feedback on assets and work more efficiently with others. When you share a link with someone, they can view a high fidelity preview of the assets directly in the web browser without having to install Creative Cloud apps or sign in to the website. In addition to viewing the assets, they can download a copy of the file, or they can write comments if you permit them to do so.

Public sharing of assets ensures that you retain complete control over your content. Recipients get read-only access to your assets, which means they cannot upload, update, or delete them. The shared assets are accessed using a unique Adobe.ly short URL that you can copy/paste to send. At any time, you can turn the URL off to revoke access.

While sharing libraries and library assets, you can also choose to let other users follow them. Whenever you update the library or the library asset, followers automatically get the updates across all supported Creative Cloud apps.

To collaborate with co-workers (share assets with different levels of access permissions), see Collaborate with others.

Share links to a file or folder

  1. On the Your Work section of Creative Cloud page, do one of the following:

    • Select a file to share.
    • Open a file.
  2. Click the Get link icon ().

    Get a link to share your asset

    The Share Link dialog is displayed with the generated link.

  3. In the Link Settings section, the following options are enabled by default:

    • Allow Commenting Allows link recipients to add comments to the file.
    • Allow Save To Creative Cloud Allows link recipients to save the file to their Creative Cloud account.

    Optionally, you can choose to disable the options.

    Change link settings

    Note:

    Starting January 30, 2020, all public links allow downloading of the linked file. If you created a link before January 30, 2020 with Allow Download turned off, the download button is not shown for those files. 

  4. Click Copy Link and share it via email or phone. 

    Clicking the short URL opens the shared file in a web browser. Recipients don't have to be Creative Cloud members to view or access publicly shared files.

  1. On the Your Work section of Creative Cloud page, select the folder to share.

  2. Click the Share icon ().

    Share folder
  3. Click Get Link. A link is generated for the shared folder. 

  4. Click Copy Link and share with the intended recipients.

    Clicking the short URL opens the shared file or folder in a web browser. Recipients don't have to be Creative Cloud members to view or access publicly shared files and folders.

    Get a link to folder

    In the Link Settings section, the following options are enabled by default:

    • Allow Commenting Allows link recipients to add comments to the file.
    • Allow Save To Creative Cloud Allows link recipients to save the file to their Creative Cloud account.

    Note:

    If you have View-only permissions on a shared private folder, you cannot create or share a public link to it. However, you can send out links to public folders. Later, if the owner decides to make the folder private, the link you shared earlier becomes inaccessible.

    Note:

    Starting January 30, 2020, all public links allow downloading of the linked file. If you created a link before January 30, 2020 with Allow Download turned off, the download button is not shown for those files. 

Share links to libraries, library assets, and mobile creations

  1. Log in to Your Work.

  2. Once logged in, in the left pane, click Libraries.

  3. Click the options menu () for the library or the library asset that you want to share and click Share.

    Share a library
  4. Click Get Link. A link is generated for the shared library or library asset. 

  5. Click Copy Link and share with the intended recipients. Anyone with the link can view the library contents or the library asset.

    Share link to a library

     In the Link Settings section, the following options are enabled by default:

    • Allow Follow Allows link recipients to get notifications for any changes to the shared library.
    • Allow Save To Creative Cloud Allows link recipients to save the file to their Creative Cloud account.

Export and import Creative Cloud Libraries

You can transfer an entire library from the Libraries panel of your Creative Cloud apps to your local device. Then, you can either archive it, or you can import it to a different account.

  1. Open the Libraries panel inside any Creative Cloud app.

  2. Select the library that you want to export.

  3. Click  in the upper-right corner of the Libraries panel. 

    More options icon in the Libraries panel
  4. Select Export <Library name>.

    Export a library
  5. To choose the export location for your library, click Select folder. Then, save your library in the selected folder. 

    Select folder
  6. Click Export. A copy of your library is now available in your local device.

    Once done, you can archive your library or import it to another account.

    Export a library

Import an exported library to a new account

You can import an existing library that is saved on your device to your Creative Cloud account. 

  1. Open the Libraries panel inside any Creative Cloud app.

  2. Click  in the upper-right corner of the Libraries panel. 

    More options icon in the Libraries panel
  3. Select Import Library.

    Import a library
  4. Click Select Library, and select the.cclibs file that you want to import to your new Creative Cloud account. 

    Select a library to import
  5. Click Import. Your library is available in your new account.

    Click Import

View an asset shared with you

You can do the following with the assets shared with you:

  • Save shared assets to your Creative Cloud account.
  • Download the file to your device if the sender has enabled download.
  • View a full-screen preview of the shared file.
  • Add and send your comments.
Asset

Share files, folders, libraries, or assets on Slack

You can share your Creative Cloud files, folders, libraries, and assets on Slack.

For more information, see Share Adobe Creative Cloud assets on Slack.

Share prototypes and design specs

Prototypes you create and share using Adobe XD are listed under Published in your assets. Click the file to view and comment. 

To share the prototype file, click the options menu () for the file, choose Copy Link, and then send it to recipients.

Prototypes and specs

View and share 3D scenes

3D scenes you create and share using Adobe Dimension are listed under Published in your assets. Click the file to view and comment. 

Copy 3D scenes

To share the 3D scenes file, click the options menu () for the file, choose Copy Link, and then send it to recipients.