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How to avoid Editor delete my folders/ files?

How to avoid Editor delete my folders/ files?

TraceySRVN
New member | Level 2

I am the owner of the Folder A.

I share Folder A to other account with the right can Edit.

How to avoid the Editor delete my folder?

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Jay
Dropbox Staff

Hi @TraceySRVN, thanks for messaging the Community!

 

An editor in a shared folder can delete any file or folder in a shared folder. Are you referring to the deletion of the shared folder from your account, or their deleting of subfolders in the shared folder?

 

This will help me to assist further!


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TraceySRVN
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Hi Jay,

Thanks for getting me back.

I would like to prevent the Editor can delete any folders/ file which shared by me as an owner.

It means that, if Editor do not receive the owner agree, cannot delete any shared folders/ files. 

 

Jay
Dropbox Staff

This wouldn't be possible, since an editor can add, edit or delete any files in a shared folder. Even if they didn't have permission to delete files, they could still edit those files to remove all data in it.

 

If you only need people to add files, consider using a file request instead.


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TraceySRVN
New member | Level 2

File request as your recommendation is also a good idea.

However,it concerns about management data in teamwork; when we work together, it is important to save data and avoid someone delete the files/ folders by accident. The owner cannot always check to recover the files/ folders were deleted. 

Since I found OneDrive can set up and solve my problem, so I wonder if Dropbox can do it as well in the future? 

 

Thanks again so much for your reply, Jay!

Do you want to block someone from deleting shared files on OneDrive? If so this OneDrive Tutorial is for you. We show how to block OneDrive deletes but still allow additions and edits.
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