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Can viewers on shared folders see the history from before it was shared?

Can viewers on shared folders see the history from before it was shared?

Helpful | Level 6

If i share a folder, will a 'viewer only' see the revisions i make after i shared a folder?

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Re: Can viewers on shared folders see the history from before it was shared?

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Thank you so much for ALL your help regarding my questions!!! You have been very patient with someone new to Dropbox!! Take good care!!

 

jason

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Re: VIEWER AND REVISIONS

Dropboxer

Hi @JMMSM, thanks for messaging the Community!

 

Since the user wasn't a part of the shared folder, they wouldn't have the ability to see any version history prior to the folder being shared.

 

However, anyone who had access to the original file from before (i.e. yourself, or anyone else if it was in a team folder), would be able to see the history.

 

Hope this helps to clarify matters!


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Re: Can viewers on shared folders see the history from before it was shared?

Helpful | Level 6

Hi jay.

 

thank you for your response and i understand but i am speaking about something different. If i share a folder will a 'viewer only' see the revisions i make after i shared a folder? To further explain...

 

1. I created a drop box folder with content inside the folder.

2. I shared this folder with clients.

3. AFTER i shared this folder with clients, i have made revisions.

4. With these most recent revisions, will the clients already in the shared list of this Dropbox folder have there files updated to match.

5. Do they receive a Dropbox notice saying 'there have been updates'? Or do i need to email my clients outside Dropbox and say, 'please check Dropbox for the most recent revisions'?

 

thank you, jay and sorry for the confusion! I look forward to your expert assistance!!!

Re: Can viewers on shared folders see the history from before it was shared?

Dropboxer

Thanks for the clarification. Assuming this is a shared folder, and not a shared link to a folder, then their folders would update with the latest changes automatically.

 

They should get a notification in their OS (if they've enabled it) to tell them a file was updated. 


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Re: Can viewers on shared folders see the history from before it was shared?

Helpful | Level 6

Dear jay,

 

yes, this helped clarify!! My last question.

 

if everyone who shared my folder is either in 'can edit' mode or  'can view' mode, their folders will still be updated? Once you respond, i can accept the resolution!!!

Re: Can viewers on shared folders see the history from before it was shared?

Dropboxer

Shared folders will always sync changes from the site to everyone's accounts, regardless if the person is in edit or view only mode, similar to how Dropbox syncs files from one machine to another.


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Re: Can viewers on shared folders see the history from before it was shared?

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Thank you so much for ALL your help regarding my questions!!! You have been very patient with someone new to Dropbox!! Take good care!!

 

jason

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Re: Can viewers on shared folders see the history from before it was shared?

Dropboxer

Very happy to have helped out @JMMSM!

 

Enjoy your week!


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