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Are the people I share files with able to download and use the files I shared with them?

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I shared a personal file on Dropbox and don't know if the people I shared it too have sent it to others. If they did, would the people they shared it with still have the file if they downloaded it after I unshared the file? Would it be better to delete it and create the file again? 

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Re: Are the people I share files with able to download and use the files I shared with them?

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Hey there @PhotonPulse, how are you today?

Was this an individual file (shared through a link) or a shared folder to begin with? 

If you indeed shared a file with them with view or edit rights they should be able to download, share it or send it to others as well until you unshared it (if it was a folder you should get a prompt asking you if you'd like them to keep a copy of it during the process of unsharing it)

I don't know if you're familiar with this, but, users on our Professional and Business plans have the option to disable downloads (set an expiry date or even a password protection) on shared links.

I hope this information helps and please let me know if you have any more questions. 

 


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


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