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Folder structure

GeekDesign
Explorer | Level 4

Hey guys, I have a specific case.

We have a shared folder with some of or partners.

 

For example:

Partner 1:

 

Main folder1

- Subfolder1

-- Subfolder1

--- Project1, Project 2, Project 3....

 

Partner 2:

 

Main folder2

- Subfolder2

-- Subfolder2

--- Project4, Project 5, Project 6....

 

They are both shared in our dropbox, and we have projects separated by the partner. So far so good.

 

Now, in case that we have a collaboration between the two partners, basically one PROJECT folder needs to be in both of these, while keeping the folder structure. The problem is, I do not want partner 1 to see everything from partners 2, and other way around. I need them to see only that folder that we are collaborating on.

 

Is it possible to do this? Or is it something dropbox can not do? 

If we were all part of one account split into teams, would it be possible than?

Note, we need to keep the folder structure, otherwise there would be chaos.

 

Let me knwo!


Thanks.

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Re: Folder structure

Hannah
Dropboxer
Hey @GeekDesign, thanks for posting about this!

I'm afraid that if you have an individual Dropbox account, only one of the folders in the folder hierarchy can be shared, which means that you can't share a subfolder of an already shared folder, or share a folder that contains an already shared folder. 

With a Dropbox Business team account, you have more sharing options when it comes to nesting folders. 

Let me know if you have any more questions!

Hannah
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Folder structure

GeekDesign
Explorer | Level 4

Hey, thanks for the response.

 

I did already ask a question in the teams sub forum, but did not get a clear answer. 

What happens in case that both accounts are in the same business account? Would it be possible to share a subfolder, and maintain folder structure. BUT one account can only see the parent folders of the shared projects, and no other folders?

Re: Folder structure

Lori
Dropboxer
Hey @GeekDesign, sorry to jump in here!

You can do this, by using Groups.

Groups are an easy way to add and remove lists of people to your shared folders and makes managing sharing easier. 

Check it out, and if you have any questions we're here!

Lori
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Re: Folder structure

GeekDesign
Explorer | Level 4

Ok, so for the future, in case anyone is interested.

In a free account if you share a folder, it will appear in the ROOT of the other persons dropbox.

If you have a business account, and share a folder to a team member, that folder keeps the structure, but only that folder is visible. 

 

So if you have:

 

-Folder 1             -Folder 2               -Folder 3

--Sub1                 -Sub4

--Sub2                -Sub5

--Sub3

 

If you share a folder called Sub2, the person in your team you shared it to, will only see:

-Folder 1

--Sub2 

 

Hope this helps someone for the future 🙂

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