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Personal Dropbox merged with Team

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

 a contractor I hired sent me some files for me to download on dropbox. He invited me to join his Dropbox business team, but I didn't know that I was joining his team. I thought I was just accessing the files he sent me. So now, on my dashboard it shows his company at the top and not my name anymore. Basically he's now the admin of my personal files from my own personal subscription. It's unbelievable that Dropbox would even allow this. 

 

I asked him to remove me as a "member" from his "Team" but when he did, it basically deleted my account! Luckliy he was able to reinstate it but he's still the admin of my files and my subscription. It's unreal. Please help with any tips.

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Re: Personal Dropbox merged with Team

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As you've discovered, removing a member from a Dropbox team deletes the account. Instead, the team admin needs to convert your account to an individual account.

 

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As you've discovered, removing a member from a Dropbox team deletes the account. Instead, the team admin needs to convert your account to an individual account.

 

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Re: Personal Dropbox merged with Team

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Thank you. I'll have them give it a try.

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Re: Personal Dropbox merged with Team

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New member | Level 2

It worked. Thanks so much Rich!

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Re: Personal Dropbox merged with Team

Explorer | Level 4

Thank you for posting this, I'm having this problem too. Now I'm not sure if all of my personal files are syncing to someone else's hard drive, assuming they have desktop sync enabled.

 

I agree that it's unbelievable that Dropbox would let this happen in the first place.

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