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Consistent file paths across team members

chrisleathers
Explorer | Level 4

I am working with a remote team and we all have different computer set ups.. But we need a consistent file path for certain files.. to maintain links.. Is there a way to install the dropbox folder so that we all share an identical file path.. even if we install the folder on different drives.. For example if I install the dropbox dolder on the C: drive, and my coworker installes the dropbox folder on the 😧 drive.. we would not have consistent paths for our files.. is there a way that we could over ride those path names, so we can share files via a path name like.. Z:/dropbox/etc....  

 

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Re: Consistent file paths across team members

Walter
Dropboxer

Hey @chrisleathers; thanks for using Dropbox and posting on our Community!

 

Can you please clarify if you're all part of the same Dropbox for Business teams account or if you're all working on personal accounts and shared folders?

 

Also, what types of files are you referring to and on what programs are you going to be using those paths? 

 

Any additional information is more than welcome, Chris. 

 


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Re: Consistent file paths across team members

chrisleathers
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We are using 3D programs such as blender and maya.. The paths to find texture files and cache files needs to remain constant.. all the way back to the drive letter ideally.. We would all be on the same team account.. Right now only a few of us use drop box, and only for personal work.. We would want to still have our personal accounts and keep those separate.. Does that help.. 

Re: Consistent file paths across team members

Jay
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Hi @chrisleathers, this technically wouldn't be possible, since even if you move the Dropbox folder to the C: drive, any shared folders in the account could be renamed by other people. 

Additionally, if users are across different OSes, then it would be even less likely, since Windows and Mac devices labels drives differently.

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Re: Consistent file paths across team members

chrisleathers
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Thanks.. I am not worried about people changing names.. becauyse tahts human error butId love to find a way to set it up right, technically..  I found this.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJcw76EMBeY&feature=youtu.be

 

Would be great if drop box had an official way to do this consistently across mac and windows.. Could be a really powerful feature for a certain set of users.. Wol dove to hear if anyone else has ideas for a solution.. 🙂 Thanks. !!

This short video shows you how to map your dropbox folder with a drive letter on your pc so that you can easily access the folder from your pc.

Re: Consistent file paths across team members

chrisleathers
Explorer | Level 4

For instance we were looking anien Brain as a version control software.. and it descibes how they map the folder you choose, to keep your files in .. as the Z drive.. so everyone using the database.. has consistent path names starting with Z:

 

Re: Consistent file paths across team members

Jay
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While there currently isn't a feature like this, if you wish, you can suggest this change for others to vote on, so the dev team can look into this in future!

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Re: Consistent file paths across team members

chrisleathers
Explorer | Level 4

Sure.. I will do that thanks.. But I am sure there is a stable hack that someone can suggest.. Just hoping they read this in near future and can help me out!! Thanks.. 

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