I used to have a dropbox account that I used exclusively to share files with my cousins. Simple, non-dramatic, non-proprietary. Grandma's immigration papers. Wedding photos.
Then my clients-I have no idea how or why or how they even knew I had a dropbox account or how to access it-started dropping proprietary, top-secret, private files in there and sending me an e-mail to tell me they had done so.
First thing I did was change the password so my scores of cousins couldn't possibly get into my clients' proprietary files.
So how do I let my cousins see the family files and make sure that they don't see my clients' proprietary files? I need an absolutely foolproof solution. Even though my clients dumped stuff in there without my foreknowledge or permission, I am responsible for keeping the stuff confidential.
I need an expert. Thank you for any thoughts!
BTW, I thought about moving the "family" files to another account, but the job is somewhere between daunting and impossible. We are talking 20+ years of stuff.
and thanks to Hannah for her response. Now I know it can be done.
Some of us didn't grow up with computers. Every platform has its own set of - if you will forgive me - quirks.
I am confident now that I can keep the different sets of documents separate, but am still confused about the mechanics.
Should I establish 1 folder for family documents and move my gazillion documents into that?
How do I give my cousins permission to view them without giving them permission to view my clients' files?
Do I have to give each of my +- 105 cousins permission separately?
Until people started dropping proprietary files into my dropbox account without permission or forewarning, I just gave everyone the userid and password. Given the content of the files, there were literally no privacy issues. Now I presume if I give them the userid and password they will be able to see everything?
Can you help me with the mechanics, please? Thank you!