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How can I see a specific folder's activity on my account?

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Hi- I am trying to see the activity on a folder in dropbox. Whats the best way to go about that? Or is this something only admins can do?

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Re: file activity

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Hey @jrae, thanks for posting us on our Community on your file-activity inquiry! 
 
As an initial point of reference, you may keep in mind that while Dropbox Business admins can monitor their team’s activity through the Activity reports on their admin console, individual users can see file activity if they own the files in question or have edit permissions. 
 
Of course, if you’ve made changes that affected a large number of files, you could check back on that from your Events page, where you see any file additions/ deletions/ edits in shared folders.
 
Please do let me how these options work for you or if you had something else in mind & I’ll make sure to follow-up with you & address any further inquiries you may have. Thanks again! 

 


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Re: file activity

Dropboxer
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Hey @jrae, thanks for posting us on our Community on your file-activity inquiry! 
 
As an initial point of reference, you may keep in mind that while Dropbox Business admins can monitor their team’s activity through the Activity reports on their admin console, individual users can see file activity if they own the files in question or have edit permissions. 
 
Of course, if you’ve made changes that affected a large number of files, you could check back on that from your Events page, where you see any file additions/ deletions/ edits in shared folders.
 
Please do let me how these options work for you or if you had something else in mind & I’ll make sure to follow-up with you & address any further inquiries you may have. Thanks again! 

 


Jane
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Re: file activity

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Thanks Jane! 

That does help.. I clicked on the link for file activity and cannot find the arrow. 

Can you assist?

  1. Click "→" (arrow icon) to show the sidebar.
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Re: file activity

Dropboxer
Dropboxer
Sure @jrae!
 
If you got to your filestructure> you’ll have to locate the file you’d like to look into in more detail> Click on it & once it opens, you should be able to see the file activity tab on the top-right hand corner> Click on Activity as below: 
Screenshot 2018-08-31 at 12.20.21 AM.png

 

I hope this is what you were looking for, though please keep me posted if you'd need any additional info!

 


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Hello, can anyone please tell me if there's a way to get updated on activities relating shared files? Like a popup or a notification mail, or message? Thank you for sharing. Rob 

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Re: notification

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Hey Rob (@pompgpa1), I’ve moved your post under this discussion, which may address your initial sharing-related inquiry. Kindly refer to the resources I’ve linked above whenever you find some spare time & let me know if you have any additional questions about any of the above; it’ll be a pleasure to further clarify. Have a wonderful rest of your day until we talk again! 

 


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Re: file activity

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Tnx Jane, that sums it up nicely. Great and swift help.

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Re: file activity

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Perfect Rob (@pompgpa1); feel free to nudge us again in case you have any questions or thoughts & take care until we talk again! 

 


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Re: file activity

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I can't find it either!!!!

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Re: file activity

Dropboxer
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Hey @stevesa, can you elaborate a bit on that for me please? Do you have the same inquiry as the OP on this thread or a different one? Also, are you referring to any of the advice I had posted previously? Thanks in advance for any clarification! 

 


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