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Notification when copying files to my external drive

Notification when copying files to my external drive

ryanrud
New member | Level 2

Dear Community,

I'm in a group and share a few files with my team but I'm not the admin.

I would like to copy some files from Dropbox desktop to my exernal drive. Do the admin get notified when I do that? Is the operation saved somewhere in the records?

 

Thanks and regards,

Ryanrud

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Re: Notification when copying files to my external drive

Mark
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If you just copy and paste them then no they wont be informed. 


 


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Re: Notification when copying files to my external drive

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If you just copy and paste them then no they wont be informed. 


 


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Re: Notification when copying files to my external drive

Jay
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Hi @ryanrud, thanks for posting on the Community!

If you have files synced to your computer, and are visible in your Dropbox folder, then copying those files to another drive wouldn't be detected by Dropbox.

This means that the team admin wouldn't be aware of the download either.

If you need any more details, feel free to message back!

Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Notification when copying files to my external drive

ryanrud
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Great thank you!

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