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List shared folders without folder id

List shared folders without folder id

mikechiu
Explorer | Level 4

When listing sharing folders via API https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation/http/documentation#sharing-list_folders

There is no `folder_id` in the returning metadata of all entries.

 

I was wondering in what circumstances the `folder_id` will be in the response ?

 

Asking because `folder_id` can help to identify the folder under members' folder since all shared folder has different `file_id` in each members' folder.

Thanks.

 

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Greg-DB
Dropbox Staff

I don't have a guarantee to offer on if/when the 'folder_id' field would be set, but if you're trying to identify shared folders across users, you can use the 'shared_folder_id' field instead. The 'shared_folder_id' field is a non-optional field on SharedFolderMetadata, and the value will be consistent across members of the same shared folder.

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Greg-DB
Dropbox Staff

I don't have a guarantee to offer on if/when the 'folder_id' field would be set, but if you're trying to identify shared folders across users, you can use the 'shared_folder_id' field instead. The 'shared_folder_id' field is a non-optional field on SharedFolderMetadata, and the value will be consistent across members of the same shared folder.

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