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Changing "Permissions" of Shared Files folder?

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I was surprised when a collegue told me that every time I update a file in the Shared Files folder, she is notified (because at one point in history, I had shared a file with her). I need to keep these documents in the Shared Files folder because I regularly share them with clients, but I would prefer that my clients NOT be notified every time I update!

Is there a way to disable this feature?

Thank you.

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Re: Changing "Permissions" of Shared Files folder?

Dropboxer
Dropboxer
Hey again @LadyJemima!
 
You can send them the links to the articles mentioned above as a note regarding notifications for shared content, but also for future reference in general.
 
Let us know if you have any other questions!

Lusil
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Re: Changing "Permissions" of Shared Files folder?

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I sum up to this question. I have searched in the desktop settings but I didn't find nothing.

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Re: Changing "Permissions" of Shared Files folder?

Dropboxer
Dropboxer
Hey there @LadyJemima and @impreza233,
 
Notifications are set by each user depending on their preferences. This means that users can change it if it’s about receiving notifications through their email or being notified via the desktop app/mobile app
 
I hope this helped to some extent!

Lusil
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Super User II
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@LadyJemima wrote:

... I regularly share them with clients, but I would prefer that my clients NOT be notified every time I update!


Completely unrelated and just in case you're not aware, you should know that any member of a shared folder can see all other members as well. That means each client will be able to see your other clients as members of the folder.

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Re: Changing "Permissions" of Shared Files folder?

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

So, both of those links tell me how to turn off MY notifications, but don't give me any control over what my clients see or don't see (from my end). I'm assuming I would have to send them those links as instructions on how to turn off notifications from their own computers?

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Re: Changing "Permissions" of Shared Files folder?

Dropboxer
Dropboxer
Hey again @LadyJemima!
 
You can send them the links to the articles mentioned above as a note regarding notifications for shared content, but also for future reference in general.
 
Let us know if you have any other questions!

Lusil
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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