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For Dropbox Business: Include file structure without share file

Zil
Level 6

Our company uses dropbox for business as a replacement for having a server but the multilevel file access isn't as robust.  I would love to see the ability for a universal file structure without sharing all files.

 

For Instance, the admin would see

 

Company

   Department 1

      Folder 1

         File 1

         File 2

         File 3

  Folder 2

         File 1

         File 2

         File 3

  Folder 3

         File 1

         File 2

         File 3

   Department 2

Folder 1

         File 1

         File 2

         File 3

  Folder 2

         File 1

         File 2

         File 3

  Folder 3

         File 1

         File 2

         File 3

   Department 3

Folder 1

         File 1

         File 2

         File 3

  Folder 2

         File 1

         File 2

         File 3

  Folder 3

         File 1

         File 2

         File 3

 

 

But the user would only see files given access to but within the structure.  So a user would see

 

Company

   Department 1

     Folder 3

         File 1

         File 2

         File 3

   

3 Comments
Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey there @Zil - thanks for posting to our Forum!

 

Unless I am missing something in this equation I think Team Folders are the way to go here. Supposing you're the Admin of a Dropbox for Business Team, you can use the team folder manager  to organize your team's file structure. 

 

My colleague @Jay has posted a great guide about this here. Hopefully, this will get you going!

 

If there's anything else I can do to help in the meantime, please let me know!

Zil
Level 6

Hello @Walter Thanks for your reply.

 

Unless there has been an adjustment in the last few weeks Team folders only show folder structures if you have access to the highest level file.  Although this is a step in the right direction it does not solve the issue entirely

 

So for instance, If I shared a subfolder with someone they would not see the shell folder above it for structure.

 

So say I have 

 

Company

   Department 1

      Folder 1

        Subfolder 1

        Subfolder 2

        Subfolder 3

 

And I want to share Subfolder 2 and 3 with someone they would see

 

Subfolder 2

Subfolder 3

 

Instead of 

 

Company

   Department 1

      Folder 1

        Subfolder 2

        Subfolder 3

 

 

If there has been an Update since last I made team folders please let me know but so far all our experiences have resulted in the above explanation.  

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Thanks for the clarifications and additional information @Zil !

 

As this is not currently supported, I wanted to thank you for this feedback! As we are always looking for user input regarding our features, I will make sure your comments are passed along to our development team.

 

Should you need anything else, just let me know and have a wonderful July ahead!