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Moving folders while retaining file histories

Moving folders while retaining file histories

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We have a Business Standard account, for which I am Admin.  I would like to restructure our space, but I do not want to lose file histories.  I am simplifying to only include the folders and files in question.  

 

We have a key folder, A, with two folders within, B and C.  I am the owner of folder A, and it is shared with the rest of the team.  Folder B has folders within, call them B1, B2, etc.  Folder C also has folders within, call them C1, C2, etc.  I want to move folder B1 to be within C1, and I want all the file history to stay with the files inside B1 when I move B1.  

 

Can I do it?  Assume I will use the web interface.  Also, everybody has a Dropbox folder on their PC which is autosynced.

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Re: Moving folders while retaining file histories

Dropboxer

Hi @Mike_D, thanks for posting today!

 

If you move files within your Dropbox account, then the version history will be maintained, however, with some caveats.

 

Namely, if another user who wasn't invited to folder B, but is invited to folder C, wanted to restore to a version before the move, they wouldn't be able to do so since they didn't have access to the file at that time. Only you, and users also in folder B, would be able to restore because they had access to the original folder.

 

Hope this helps to clarify matters!


Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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