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Difference between Team and Group Folders

Difference between Team and Group Folders

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Still struggling to determine the difference between Group Folders and Team Folders. As I understand it, Group Folders are only visible to the group, but can be shared to the team, and Team Folders are visible to all but with restricted access to editing/viewing etc?
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Re: Difference between Team and Group Folders

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Hey @jessicas, welcome to our community! 

Well, we don’t actually have anything called a Group folder, so I’ll assume you’re referring to Shared folders vs. Team folders. 

It sounds like you’ve read our overview on team folders, so I’ll just tell you about one of the main differences: With a Shared folder, you can’t have explicit sharing within that folder. In other words, you won’t be able to have another folder inside this shared folder, and share it out with additional users. The only way you would be able to share it would be with a shared link, that only allows for view and download rights. 

With a Team folder, shared folders that are within, can be shared with other users as well! There’s a nice diagram in the team folder overview article. 

You can also have a look at this forum post by one of my colleagues with another explanation. 

I hope this makes some sense. Let me know if you have any other questions. 
Thanks

Sanchez
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Difference between Team and Group Folders

Dropboxer
Hey @jessicas, welcome to our community! 

Well, we don’t actually have anything called a Group folder, so I’ll assume you’re referring to Shared folders vs. Team folders. 

It sounds like you’ve read our overview on team folders, so I’ll just tell you about one of the main differences: With a Shared folder, you can’t have explicit sharing within that folder. In other words, you won’t be able to have another folder inside this shared folder, and share it out with additional users. The only way you would be able to share it would be with a shared link, that only allows for view and download rights. 

With a Team folder, shared folders that are within, can be shared with other users as well! There’s a nice diagram in the team folder overview article. 

You can also have a look at this forum post by one of my colleagues with another explanation. 

I hope this makes some sense. Let me know if you have any other questions. 
Thanks

Sanchez
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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