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What happens to shared folders if I delete a member of the team?

What happens to shared folders if I delete a member of the team?

vwarmin
Explorer | Level 3

If I were to delete a user that created a main folder that is shared, would the people shared in the folder still be able to access the folder?

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Re: What happens to shared folders if I delete a member of the team?

Lusil
Dropboxer
 
If you were to transfer the deleted member’s files to another team member or convert a team member’s Business account to an individual account, shared folder content created by the user and permissions should be consistent. 
 
Having said that, please remember that account transfer moves all files and folders in the team member's work account (as of the date of the transfer) to another person on the team, which also helps preserve any shared folder relationships so these don't break.
 
Finally, if a team member's Business account is is converted to an individual account instead, the team member's work account becomes a Basic account that’s not connected to the team and keeps all shared files and folders they own or had access to before joining the team.
 
I hope this helped to some extent. :grinning:

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Re: What happens to shared folders if I delete a member of the team?

Lusil
Dropboxer
 
If you were to transfer the deleted member’s files to another team member or convert a team member’s Business account to an individual account, shared folder content created by the user and permissions should be consistent. 
 
Having said that, please remember that account transfer moves all files and folders in the team member's work account (as of the date of the transfer) to another person on the team, which also helps preserve any shared folder relationships so these don't break.
 
Finally, if a team member's Business account is is converted to an individual account instead, the team member's work account becomes a Basic account that’s not connected to the team and keeps all shared files and folders they own or had access to before joining the team.
 
I hope this helped to some extent. :grinning:

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Re: What happens to shared folders if I delete a member of the team?

hugomaya
New member | Level 2

Hi

This transfer brake the Folder structure? I mean move all the folders to another location?

Thanks

Re: What happens to shared folders if I delete a member of the team?

Lusil
Dropboxer

Hey @hugomaya, thanks for nudging us on this thread - welcome aboard!

The structure within each folder that's transferred shouldn't be affected. You can find more info about what gets transferred and what it looks like for the recipient here.

Let me know if you have any other questions!


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