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Able to access previous shared link despite shared link being removed from folder

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Hi,

I was made the owner of a shared folder. Previously this folder was shared via links. Prior to me becoming the owner of this folder, the shared link was removed from said folder. The only folks who should be allowed to view this folder have been invited via email. However, despite seeing that there are no links created, I still have people accessing that shared folder via previously created links.

How can I ensure that all previously shared links are disabled and that no unauthorized person is able to see that folder?

 

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Re: Able to access previous shared link despite shared link being removed from folder

Super User II
Super User II

Ah, yes, that bit is important, sorry, my bad for missing it @Scruffyy90 

The person who created the link needs to delete it - you are only the owner of the shared editable folder NOT the link. Anybody in that share (unless you are on the right plan and deny the ability to do so) can create a shared link. So, the original owner (i.e. creator of the link) needs to delete it.


 


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Re: Able to access previous shared link despite shared link being removed from folder

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If you removed the link access then they cannot access it via the link, but, they COULD access it via their own account if they downloaded it to that, or, saved it elsewhere. Or, it could be that maybe the link has been created multiple times: www.dropbox.com/links may give some clues


 


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Re: Able to access previous shared link despite shared link being removed from folder

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I don't see anything in the links section. Would the original creator of the folder have to take a look at their link sections or would I be able to see things as the new owner?

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Re: Able to access previous shared link despite shared link being removed from folder

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Super User II

Ah, yes, that bit is important, sorry, my bad for missing it @Scruffyy90 

The person who created the link needs to delete it - you are only the owner of the shared editable folder NOT the link. Anybody in that share (unless you are on the right plan and deny the ability to do so) can create a shared link. So, the original owner (i.e. creator of the link) needs to delete it.


 


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