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debbru
Explorer | Level 3

Can anyone tell me when I upload photos, it says Only You. What does that mean

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Rich
Super User II

@debbru wrote:

Can anyone tell me when I upload photos, it says Only You. What does that mean


It means only you have access to the files. You haven't shared them with anyone.

avavolkov2000
Helpful | Level 5

If you upload images to Dropbox and it reads "Only You," it implies the files are set to be private and only you may access them. You can choose the privacy and sharing options for your files and folders in Dropbox.

Files uploaded to Dropbox are normally private by default, which means that only the account owner (you) may access them. By doing this, you can be confident that your files are safe and won't be shared without your specific permission.


When uploading images, if you get the "Only You" message, it means that the files are set to be private and won't be shared with anyone else unless you change the sharing settings or specifically share the files with particular people.

debbru
Explorer | Level 3

Can you please tell me how to change this setting

Rich
Super User II

@debbru wrote:

Can you please tell me how to change this setting


Change it to what? If you share the files with someone that column will update to show the number of people that have access.

debbru
Explorer | Level 3

Change the setting to share

 

Walter
Dropbox Staff

Hey @debbru, sorry to jump in, but I just wanted to mention that you can share via multiple ways in Dropbox.

 

For example, you can share the files or folders you'd like directly with others or even share a link to your files or folders with them.

 

Let us know if you have any more questions.


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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debbru
Explorer | Level 3

Can you tell me where to find the privacy and sharing option

Hannah
Dropbox Staff

Hey @debbru!

 

Can you first let us know what you'd like to do?

 

Do you want to share your files with edit permission, so that the people accessing them can also edit/delete them?

 

Or do you want to give them view-only permission? 

 

With view-only, they'll only be able to view the files and download them, but not edit/delete the original ones.


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debbru
Explorer | Level 3

When I upload something, I notice it says 'only you' rather both members can view it, so how do I change it? Do you understand what I'm saying?

 

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