Start file sharing

Creates a Sharing folder in or iCloud Drive or Shortcuts or and lets you get iCloud links to those files to share with others.

Matthew's Score
5/5
Total Actions
10

Shortcut Information

Uses the File picker and uses Get Link to File to generate an iCloud link for the chosen file before copying it to the clipboard.

If a file is passed as input, creates a “Sharing” folder, creates a copy of the file there, then generates the iCloud link.

I use this to quickly create iCloud links for files from the Share sheet, or as a method of creating a folder of shared documents (almost like the old Public folders in Dropbox) stored in or Shortcuts or .
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Extra Details

Run Shortcut deep link
shortcuts://run-shortcut?name=Start%20file%20sharing
Open Shortcut deep link
shortcuts://open-shortcut?name=Start%20file%20sharing
AppleScript
tell application “Shortcuts Events” run shortcut “Start file sharing” end tell

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