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How do I manage folder access?

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Is it possible to restrict certain users to only be able to access certiain files and folders? For example, I have the following;

- Main folder

- Sub folder 1

- Sub folder 2

- Sub folder 3

I want User1 to access everything and User2 to access only Sub Folder 2 & 3. Is this possible with Dropbox Business? I've search online but can't find an answer.

Thanks in advance for any help and support.

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Re: Restrict User Access

Dropboxer
Dropboxer
Hi there @Allan M.3
 
In general, currently, it’s not possible to remove access from people who are members of higher-level folders. What I would recommend though is that if you want to share only specific subfolders with them, instead of removing their access, you can just directly add them to them. 
 
However, if you are part of the new team space (which you can recognize if you see a purple folder icon with one person on it on the website), you can remove their access by:
  1. Navigate to the sub-folder you want to remove a user from. 
  2. Click the Share button. 
  3. Go to Can edit or Can view that appears next to their name. 
  4. Select Remove. 
Hope this helps to some extent!

Lusil
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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Re: Restrict User Access

Dropboxer
Dropboxer
Hi there @Allan M.3
 
In general, currently, it’s not possible to remove access from people who are members of higher-level folders. What I would recommend though is that if you want to share only specific subfolders with them, instead of removing their access, you can just directly add them to them. 
 
However, if you are part of the new team space (which you can recognize if you see a purple folder icon with one person on it on the website), you can remove their access by:
  1. Navigate to the sub-folder you want to remove a user from. 
  2. Click the Share button. 
  3. Go to Can edit or Can view that appears next to their name. 
  4. Select Remove. 
Hope this helps to some extent!

Lusil
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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Still stuck? Ask me a question!
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