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I have shared a directory (folder) with another Dropbox user. Over the course of several weeks, this user has shared a number of files with me.

I need to determine the date and time when these files were shared. Is it possible to find this information anywhere?

My Dropbox client is running on a Windows XP SP3 (32-bit Home Edition) netbook. The client does not have much information about the files (except for the location of the Dropbox folder on my hard drive). The only metadata that Dropbox's web interface shows is the file's type (document, picture, etc.) and last modified date and time.

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Using Dropbox, you can only share folders not files. Every file you put into the shared folder gets shared.
If you want to find out when a file was first shared, find out the date when the file was created in or moved in the shared folder.
2 ways to do this:
1. go to the Dropbox website, click on "Events", find out the creation date of the files you're interested in. 2. To find out the creation date of a specific file, first locate it on Dropbox website, right-click on it, then select "previous versions".

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This is not entirely correct. You can share single files outside a shared folder from Dropbox. –  slhck Nov 30 '12 at 7:40
Whoa! I didn't know about the "right-click" context menu. I don't care about the directory share date, so this solution works for me. Thanks! –  Adeel Zafar Soomro Nov 30 '12 at 7:43

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