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I'm not seeing any updates on our shared files

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I have used Drop box for years but here in the last month or two I have shared files with others so they can edit and make comments.  I have checked to ensure they have edit  but I am not seeing any of their updates on my end or even that the file has been viewed.  I know they have editted a version somehwere and saved it back but I am seeing nothing. 

Please help!!! 

thank you, 


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Re: NO updates from other users

Hey Susan (@srollyson), from what I gather from your description, I’d assume that your coworkers/friends haven’t added the share on their account & that’s why the changes aren’t syncing across. 
Now, their available space maybe the culprit Susan, as a shared folder takes up space in each member's account. In other words, if you’re both on a Basic plan but they’ve used up their quota, they will not be able to add the share on their account. A workaround would be granting your colleagues View-Only access sending them a shared link to the files they’d need to view & gather files in return by sending them a File Request. (Tip: I’ve also created this walkthrough that could be of assistance.) 
Please have a look at my recommendations at your earliest convenience & let me know how you get on with my advice or if I’ve misunderstood your question in any way on our discussion here. Thanks & enjoy the rest of your day! 


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