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Password on Dropbox Settings/Preferences

New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

Hi

Is there a way to put a password to prevent our employees from changing dropbox settings? mainly the selective sync?

thanks

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Re: Password on Dropbox Settings/Preferences

Super User
Super User

No, I am afraid there is not. Its been requested but hasn't bubbled up yet. Sorry.

 

About the only work around, is to have a second account and only share what is need, between the 2 accounts via a shared folder. Giving them access to the second account only.

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Re: Password on Dropbox Settings/Preferences

Collaborator | Level 10

setup a second user account on the computer, install the Db app on that instead, set up the selective sync as needed, and move the dropbox folder to a location both accounts can access. Then launch the Db app at system start via a scheduled task.

This prevents the Db app from being in the active users taskbar, hence they cant change the settings.

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Re: Password on Dropbox Settings/Preferences

Experienced Collaborator | Level 12

It may be worth asking WHY do they change selective-sync settings? If it is to save space on their work computers it does not sound like a dropbox problem.  If they are using it to speed up their computer then they should use "pause-sync". ...

 

Re: Password on Dropbox Settings/Preferences

Collaborator | Level 10

I suspect they do not want them to change them and access data not designated for them.

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Re: Password on Dropbox Settings/Preferences

New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

Hey guys thanks for the replies; as the Web o. said; the whole purpose is not let them access data not designated for them; 

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Re: Password on Dropbox Settings/Preferences

New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

><br>this is the structure we're using;</p>
<p>company holds the business dropbox account</p>
<p>Dep A would be the shared projects with several clients.</p>
<p>The clients shouldn't be able to selectively access e.o files...</p>
<p>Dunno if its clear</p>

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Re: Password on Dropbox Settings/Preferences

Experienced Collaborator | Level 12

A shared folder cannot contain a shared folder. So you can share B separately from C,

but all the small accounts have to be separate shares and Dept A cannot be shared AFIK.

 

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Re: Password on Dropbox Settings/Preferences

New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

Georges A. : What is not clear is why you showed us your folder structure, it has no reference to the original question as to, locking out settings on employees computers.

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Re: Password on Dropbox Settings/Preferences

Helpful | Level 6

Great Idea.
I was going to post it last week, but you beat me!


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