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Explorer | Level 4

Is there a way to list "all" file/folder metadata, not restricted to impersonated member access.

Even team admins may not have visibility to all files/folders using User Endpoint files/list_folders endpoint. 

It looks like the web UI's /team/team_content/get_metadata and related endpoints would suit the need well but access tokens provided with the highest priviledged Dropbox connected apps are not allowed to use that endpoint.

Is there another type of Dropbox connected app I can create that will provide access to /team/team_content/get_metadata?

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Re: List ALL file/folder metadata

Dropboxer

Yes, you can still use Dropbox Business API apps with the "team member file access" permission via the "member file access" feature to access any team-owned content, e.g., via /2/files/list_folder[/continue], etc., even without specifying a particular member with access. You should use the "Dropbox-API-Select-Admin" header instead of "Dropbox-API-Select-User" to do so. The "member file access" documentation has some more information on that.

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Dropboxer

Yes, you can still use Dropbox Business API apps with the "team member file access" permission via the "member file access" feature to access any team-owned content, e.g., via /2/files/list_folder[/continue], etc., even without specifying a particular member with access. You should use the "Dropbox-API-Select-Admin" header instead of "Dropbox-API-Select-User" to do so. The "member file access" documentation has some more information on that.

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Re: List ALL file/folder metadata

Explorer | Level 4

Thanks Greg, exactly what I was looking for.

btw, I appreciate the care you take of this community!

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