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Is there a way to create a warning when moving/ deleting files?

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Is there a way in the settings to provide a warning for moving or deleting files? 

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Re: Moving/Deleting files

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Hey there - @eabranch!

Assuming that you have our desktop app installed, you should be getting a warning when first trying to do this (i.e. move or delete) to inform you accordingly which in turn lets you keep the warning for similar actions in the future or dismiss it (if you've missed this warning the first time please re-install our app to bring it back). 

If you're interested in preventing your team's members from permanently deleting files (assuming you're the team's admin) please take a look here:

https://www.dropbox.com/help/business/prevent-permanent-deletion

Let me know how this goes please!




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Re: Moving/Deleting files

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Thank you. I was hoping there was a way to push the settings to everyone but I suppose that would be difficult on the desktop app. 

On another note but somewhat related:
https://www.dropbox.com/help/business/prevent-permanent-deletion

Do you know if we turn off deletion, does this mean users can't delete their own files? We still want users to have the ability to delete their own files they upload just not other peoples. Is this possible? 

 

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Re: Moving/Deleting files

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Are their personal files within their team accounts or in their linked, personal accounts @eabranch?

If the former, you'd need to sign in as them (assuming that you're on a plan that offers the "Sign in as user" feature (currently available to Dropbox Business team on the Adavnced or the Enterprise plan) and handle the deletions yourself since you're practically the owner of their files if they chose to accommodate their personal files in their team accounts. 

If the latter one, note that these settings will affect their team accounts - not their linked individual ones. 

I hope this helps clear things up to some extent and please keep me posted on your progress.




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