cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements
Update: Find information on Dropbox support during COVID-19 here
Close

Dropbox files & folders

Get in sync with the Dropbox Community. Our users can answer all of your questions on files and folders. Join a discussion or start your own.

cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Highlighted

Deleting formerly Shared Files

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Hello,

I need to delete some files from my dropbox that I used to share with a former boss. When I try to delete them, it says do I want to delete from all devices. My dropbox says I'm the only member. I just want to confirm that if I delete the file - that it will affect my former bosses file and it will only delete from my dropbox & my devices.

2 Replies 2
Highlighted

Re: Deleting formerly Shared Files

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

It's unclear from your last sentence what your goal is.  It's not that important since you only have two options.  If you want the file deleted across all devices in which it is shared, then opt to delete from all devices.  If not, the file will only be deleted on the device specified.  If you prefer the files be deleted everywhere, there is no guarantee of that (obviously) since members that you shared them with previously could have easily moved or copied the files to a non-shared directory.

Highlighted

Re: Deleting formerly Shared Files

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hi @Erica999, thanks for joining the Community!

Are you deleting these files from a shared folder, or from a private folder on your account?

Do you want to ensure that it is also deleted from the boss’s computer and account as well, or do you want them to keep a copy, since I’m uncertain of what you want according to your message?

Thanks!


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


Heart Did this post help you? If so, please give it a Like below.
Still stuck? Ask me a question!
Tips & Tricks Find new ways to stay in flow or share your tips on how you work smarter with Dropbox.

Polls
Do you know how to organize your files and folders?
We have created a guide on folder best practice, so you can get organized now check it out here.

Work Smarter with Dropbox

The way we work is changing. Share and discover new ways to work smarter with Dropbox in our community.

Sound good? Let's get started.
Who's talking

Top contributors to this post

What do Dropbox user levels mean?
Need more support?