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Deleting formerly Shared Files

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I need to delete some files from my dropbox that I used to share with a former boss. When I try to delete them, it says do I want to delete from all devices. My dropbox says I'm the only member. I just want to confirm that if I delete the file - that it will affect my former bosses file and it will only delete from my dropbox & my devices.

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Re: Deleting formerly Shared Files

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It's unclear from your last sentence what your goal is.  It's not that important since you only have two options.  If you want the file deleted across all devices in which it is shared, then opt to delete from all devices.  If not, the file will only be deleted on the device specified.  If you prefer the files be deleted everywhere, there is no guarantee of that (obviously) since members that you shared them with previously could have easily moved or copied the files to a non-shared directory.


Re: Deleting formerly Shared Files


Hi @Erica999, thanks for joining the Community!

Are you deleting these files from a shared folder, or from a private folder on your account?

Do you want to ensure that it is also deleted from the boss’s computer and account as well, or do you want them to keep a copy, since I’m uncertain of what you want according to your message?


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