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Sharing an external folder with a team

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Hallo, could someone outside our team share his folder with our team, not individual members? If so, how could it be done, please? Or is there any way how to move individually shared folder to one member into a team folders? 

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Re: Sharing an external folder with a team

Dropboxer

Hey there @Spilberk - how are you today?

As this person is outside of your team's account, the best way to do this would be to have them include the emails of all of your team's members when first creating/sharing the (shared) folder in question.

Note that team members and admins may move a shared folder into the team space as long as the following requirements are met:

  1. The user has edit access to the folder they are trying to move. To check this, follow these steps:
    a. Click “Manage” to the right of the folder
    b. See “Can edit” to the right of the individual user or group

  2. The “Manage access” setting is set to “Folder members”. To check this, follow the steps below:
    a. Click “Manage” to the right of the folder
    b. Click “Folder settings”
    c. See “Folder members” from the dropdown next to “Manage access”

  3. The folder is owned by someone on the same team as the user who is moving it into the team space (if you're on our new team account's structure) or into the team folder (if you're on the old structure). 

Just note that moving a folder to the top level of the shared space is only allowed if the setting which allows top level folder editing has been enabled.

If you are an admin and wish to allow other members of your team to move folders into the top level of your team's space, you can update the setting on the following page in the Admin Console: https://www.dropbox.com/team/admin/settings/management

I hope this helps and please keep me posted on your progress. 

 


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Re: Sharing an external folder with a team

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Well, I'm the admin but I don't have edit access to the shared folder. The folder was shared by our external co-worker with my email and I saved the folder to my personal Dropbox just before we setup a Bussiness plan.

When I try to move that shared folder to our Team space, it says "Move shared folder to the SPILBERK team space?" and when I click on "Move anyway", it says "This operation isn’t permitted."

Basicaly I was wondering if someone outside our team could share his folder with our team by simply adding our team contact and not emails of our every each member?

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Re: Sharing an external folder with a team

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No, that won't be possible at the moment @Spilberk  - thanks for showing your interest in this functionality though; I'll make sure to pass your comments on to our product team.

In regards to the error you get, could you send me a screenshot in order to have a better view of the matter at hand? 

Have you also made sure that the aforementioned requirements for this move are met? 

 


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