I seem to have read conflicting answers to an important question: is a business team folder visible even to those not in a group that has been added to the folder? In one place I read that such team folders are completely invisible to account members if they are not in a group added to that folder. Elsewhere I read that all the team folders in a business account are visible to all account members, but are inaccessible (gray minus sign icon) to non-members of that team. Or maybe it used to be one way and now it is another.
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Thanks Jay, that explains my confusion and clears it up. I'm puzzled by the vague reference to "only available to certain teams", never really stating which certain teams and whether one can choose which system to use. I can see some advantages to both, as well as some limitations. We currently have the "old" view. As I'm about to reorganize our company Dropbox file structure using team folders it would be good to know whether we will be required to change and/or allowed to choose one or the other view now, since it might influence our optimal folder structure and group assignments.
Thanks again, Jay. Reading the "team-space-overview" Dropbox article you referenced above was helpful, but brought up some questions as well.
It seems there are major differences between this and the Teams in the Dropbox Business account we have. First, no mention of Groups. It seems that members can be added to Team Folders as individuals. Second, it seems that strict inheritance has been relaxed: "By default, anyone with edit permissions to a folder has edit permissions to all folders inside that folder...*unless access to a folder is limited*." From this I interpret that a team member's access to a subfolder can be limited. Do I have this right? This is a major, and potentially very useful change!
Thanks Jay, that really helps a lot. We've just ordered Business Advanced starting Oct 1st, so I'm counting on having the new Team Space environment then...it will make a major difference in how we structure and use Dropbox in our company! Some of the online chat support staff don't seem to be that well informed about the new team space view, so I'm not too confident about what we'll be seeing when the renewal occurs. Thanks again for the help!
I just opened a Dropbox Business account for my small business, so I got the "new view". If I understand correctly, under this new view, there is no way to hide "private" folders (folders that are not shared to some users, like the "af" folder in your exemple)? They will see the folder with the minus symbol showing "No access".
I would highly prefer to simply hide from view folders that are private to internal users that don't have access to it, is this not possible?
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