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Lock for files and folders

kapilharmilapi
Explorer | Level 3

How do we lock files and folders on dropbox?

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Re: Lock for files and folders

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey there @kapilharmilapi,

Just so that I can assist more accurately, can you let me know exactly what you would like to achieve with "locking" files and folders? For example, would you like to lock the files to prevent shared members from editing them?

Let me know and we can go from there - thanks!


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Re: Lock for files and folders

kapilharmilapi
Explorer | Level 3
I want to create my business files area and personal files area on same dropbox ac. I don't want my supporting staff to excess my personal files area. On dropbox plus we have just 1 login I'd for multiple users. That ways other people who will use my dropbox I mean my staff can see all files, which I don't want. In that case I wish to lock my certain folders of personal use.

Re: Lock for files and folders

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey @kapilharmilapi,

Just to note, sharing your log in credentials for your account and giving access to others is against our Terms of service. I'd recommend to have each user to have their own Dropbox account and share content between them with shared folders if needed.

In regards to your query, there currently isn't a feature that would allow you to lock access to your personal files within your own account. Unfortunately there isn't anything I can suggest as a work around for this apart from using separate accounts.

I hope this helps to some extent!


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Re: Lock for files and folders

kapilharmilapi
Explorer | Level 3
My purpose is that I want my personal photos of family in one folder. That folder I don't want my supporting staff to see. I don't want to spend maintaining to 2 separate accounts for business and personal. That's why I wish I could lock some particular folders on my dropbox with a password.

Re: Lock for files and folders

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey @kapilharmilapi,

Unfortunately there's not much I can suggest here as the function doesn't currently exist within Dropbox. However I've made sure to pass along your feedback to our dev team for review and consideration in future improvements.

If you do have any other questions about this then please don't hesitate to reach out to me here.

I hope this helps to some extent!


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