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Sharing subfolder inside of shared folder

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

We have a shared folder with 5 users.  I need to create a subfolder and give access control to it to people who are not currently members?  How I do that and what are the limitations?

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Re: Sharing subfolder inside of shared folder

Super User II
Super User II

A shared folder cannot have other shared folders within it. Sharing a folder within an already shared folder will only provide you with the option to use a share link, which provides view-only access through the Dropbox website. You cannot nest shared folders.

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Re: Sharing subfolder inside of shared folder

Super User II
Super User II

A shared folder cannot have other shared folders within it. Sharing a folder within an already shared folder will only provide you with the option to use a share link, which provides view-only access through the Dropbox website. You cannot nest shared folders.

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Re: Sharing subfolder inside of shared folder

Explorer | Level 4

This is crazy. I pay for an account on Dropbox and I can't put a folder inside another folder and have it be shared with same people I shared the original folder? Google Drive does this no problem. Seems like pretty basic functionality that should come with all subscriptions. 

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Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey @mossak,

If you share a folder then all content within it (including its subfolders) is accessible to the recipients that you shared with. What Rich mentioned there is that you wouldn't be able to share a subfolder with different/additional users, to do this you would need to share the subfolder with a shared link instead.

I hope this helps - Cheers!

 


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Ok, thanks for the clarification.

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Re: Sharing subfolder inside of shared folder

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

I'm glad I could help @mossak

If you have any other questions then please feel free to reach out to us here on the Community. 

Have a great day - Thanks!


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I have shared a folder with one person and would like them to see all the sub folders. The sub folders say can only be shared by a link?? I want them to have accerss like my other folders

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Re: Sharing subfolder inside of shared folder

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey there @EstherHath, welcome to the Dropbox Community!

If you share a folder with another user, they will inherit access to everything within that folder. This includes all the sub-folders and files within, so you don't need to go through each sub-level of the folder to share it. 

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions about this!


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