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  1. Creative Cloud User Guide
  2. Introduction to Creative Cloud
    1. Common questions | Creative Cloud
    2. Creative Cloud system requirements
    3. Creative Cloud file sync | Known issues
  3. Download, install, set up, and update
    1. Download Creative Cloud apps
    2. Open Creative Cloud apps
    3. Start workspace
    4. Update Creative Cloud apps
    5. Change the language of your Creative Cloud apps
    6. Uninstall the Creative Cloud desktop app
    7. Uninstall or remove Creative Cloud apps
  4. Manage your account
    1. Convert a Creative Cloud trial to a paid membership
    2. Reset your Adobe password
    3. Change your Adobe plan
    4. Update credit card and billing address
    5. View, download, or email your Adobe invoice
    6. Fix a failed or missed payment
    7. Cancel Adobe trial or subscription
  5. Creative services
    1. Using Adobe Stock in Creative Cloud apps
    2. Using Adobe Fonts in Creative Cloud apps
    3. Creative Cloud Market is no longer available
  6. Collaboration and storage services
    1. What are cloud documents
    2. Cloud documents | Common questions
    3. Create or convert files to cloud documents
    4. Set up cloud documents to use offline
    5. Revert to an earlier version of a cloud document
    6. Share your work for commenting
    7. Why can't I see my cloud documents offline?
    8. Creative Cloud Libraries
    9. Collaborate on Creative Cloud Libraries and folders
    10. Collaboration FAQ
    11. Sync your files using cloud storage
    12. Find how much cloud storage you have
    13. Set sync options
    14. Discontinuation of Creative Cloud Synced files
    15. Download Synced files content
  7. Creative Cloud mobile apps
    1. Common questions | Mobile apps
    2. Adobe Creative Cloud for mobile
  8. Enterprise and teams
    1. Enterprise Learn & Support
    2. Teams Learn and Support
    3. Quick start guide for team members

Learn how to share links to your Creative Cloud files, folders, and libraries. Anyone with the link can view the assets from a browser, even if they don't have a Creative Cloud subscription. Collaborators can comment or download copies.


Starting December 11, 2023, new users and organizations will not be entitled to Creative Cloud Synced files. Starting February 1, 2024, Creative Cloud Synced files will be discontinued for personal accounts that existed before December 11, 2023 (learn more here). Starting October 1, 2024, Creative Cloud Synced files will be discontinued for business accounts associated with organizations that existed before December 11, 2023 (learn more here).

Share links to a synced file or folder

You can create and share a link to any folder you have, except for shared private folders where you have view-only permissions. If the owner later decides to make the folder private, the link you shared earlier won't work.

  1. Hover the mouse over the folder or file you want to share and select the checkbox.

    Select a file or folder

  2. Select  Share.

    If you encounter the message Administrators already have access, it indicates that you're inviting an administrator. However, you can still copy the link and share it with them.

  3. Set the Link Settings you want for the file:

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

    All public links allow downloading of the linked file. If you created a link with Allow Download turned off, the download button isn't shown for those files. 

  4. Select Copy Link, and share the copied link with the desired recipients.


    Link recipients cannot upload, update, or delete your assets. You can revoke access anytime you want.

Share links to a cloud document

You can create and share a link to any cloud document file, but you cannot share a link to a cloud document folder. Follow the steps below to share a link to your cloud document.

  1. Sign in to Creative Cloud on the web

  2. Select the file you want to share. To select it, hover the mouse over it, and check the box that appears.

    Select file

  3. Select   Share to get the link.

    Select share link

  4. Select Change.

    Select change and adjust link settings

  5. Change Link Settings to customize file sharing:

    • Only invited people can access Lets only selected recipients to access the file.
    • Public: anyone with the link can view Lets anyone with the link to access the file.
    • Comment Lets link recipients add comments to the file. This option should be enabled to share the file for commenting.
    • Save a copy Lets link recipients save the file to their Creative Cloud account.
    Change link settings

  6. Select Copy Link, and share the link with your recipients.

 To share links to Creative Cloud files from the Creative Cloud desktop app, go to the Files tab and select the file you want to share. Select Share   to get the link. Once you see the Share document dialogue box, follow the on-screen instructions to share links with the desired recipients.

Share links to libraries and library assets

Your collaborators can follow shared libraries and library assets. Whenever you update them, followers automatically get an update across all supported Creative Cloud apps.

  1. Sign in to the Creative Cloud website.

  2. Select the More actions icon () for the library or the library asset that you want to share, and select Share. Then, select Get link.

    Share a library

  3. Set the Link Settings you want for the library contents or assets:

    • Allow Follow Lets link recipients receive notifications for any changes to the shared library.
    • Allow Save To Creative Cloud Lets link recipients save the file to their Creative Cloud account.
  4. Select 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

Share Creative Cloud 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 InDesign document links for review

You can share your InDesign documents for review with stakeholders while controlling access to the shared documents. For more information, see Share InDesign documents for review.

Share AR creations using Aero

You can share your Augmented Reality (AR) experiences with other people to view on their mobile device in the Aero iOS app. For more information, see Share your AR creations

Share XD and Dimension files

Prototypes and design specs you create and share using Adobe XD are listed under Published in your assets. Similarly, 3D scenes you create with Adobe Dimension are listed under Published.

  1. Sign in to the Creative Cloud website.

  2. Navigate to the Published tab.

    Go to the Published tab

  3. To send a link to recipients, select the More actions icon () for the file, and then select Copy Link.

    Select copy link

For more information on sharing XD links, see Share prototypes and design specs using Adobe XD.


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