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Hide the members of a shared folder

Hide the members of a shared folder

Dreue C.
New member | Level 1

Hi,
My company uses Dropbox (free and company versions) to share files with external people of the company. We would like to know if it's possible to hide the name and the email address of the members of the folder to the other members. And if it's not possible yet, I think it would be a good idea to improve Dropbox, don't you think?

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Jay
Dropbox Staff

This idea has been closed as it has reached the end of the Share an Idea process.

Status changed to: Closed
75 Comments
Versys
Explorer | Level 3

I think I won't renew my paid plan due to the lack of this feature. It is a very serious thing

DARKSTUDIO
New member | Level 2

WE URGENTLY NEED THIS TOO! It's indispensable for architecture and construction firms when sharing documents for biding processes. Other member shouldn't know who else is quoting a specific product or service.

kortega
New member | Level 2

Dropbox is of no use to me without this function.

Oswego
Helpful | Level 6

Would it be possible to add a toggle to hide the members of a shared folder to all but the owner of the folder?

 

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Our company wants to share some file in read-only mode with our customers, but, working on B2B, our customers are direct competitors of each other. For this reason, we do not want them to see each other.

 

To get around this, we are uploading files to their Dropbox account via the API, but this is heavier on our servers, requires a lot of extra code and forces us to do a lot of work that Dropbox would naturally do (i.e. check if a new file has been added in the "main" folder, check if it has synced with userX, sync, repeat for userX2, etc.).

rasla
Explorer | Level 3

We also would love to see this feature in Dropbox!

dragonApe
New member | Level 2

6 years past since the first inquiry ? 

Dropbox still not add this function yet ? 

i'm questioning if they really care about this issue or they will lose some serious customers. 

we share the file with our B2B customers ,but it's soo awful when you see your cusotmers competitors are in the same file, and you can see their name and email address!  

Oswego
Helpful | Level 6

Indeed! What can we do to get more attention to this post, apart from keep asking it for 6 years?

Maybe this feature will not serve all Dropbox users, but surely it will help professional, paying users that need this functionality in their everyday job and now have to rely on other tools or exaggerate workarounds to obtain the same result.

KMAPRO
Explorer | Level 4

I have a folder where I place all of my components that need to be quoted for fabrication needs. Some of the members of the folders are competitors...

It would be nice if there was a way to make it so that members could not see who all else was a member of the folder or make it where they could not contact them from the folder.

dag83
Explorer | Level 4

I went ahead and tried to hide one member in a shared group, but was suprised that this is not an option. I understand that most businesses want to show all members, but it should still be an option to hide them if needed.

 

I share files in folders where I outsource work and I don`t want my clients to see who my designer is, then I`m afraid they will just go diretcly to him next time and not through me.

bopdrox
New member | Level 2

If a teacher wants to share items for a one-time online class, they end up having to reveal the email addresses of everyone in the class, even if some are minors. I can't believe this doesn't violate European and probably many other country's laws.