I want to send someone a link to a folder but not allow them to edit any of the documents within that folder. When I create a link to a folder and deselect 'allow editing' they're still able to edit each of the individual documents. What should I be doing instead?
Emily - What permission level is assigned to the user? Read would allow them to open and download. For Office documents, the View Only permission level combined with configuring the library to open documents in the browser by default would allow them to view only - no download. It sounds like you'll need to create unique permissions (aka break permissions inheritance) on the folder and assign the user the necessary permission level.