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Re: Where is list of shared folders

Helpful | Level 6

Thank you SamuelT - That will help for now.

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Re: Where is list of shared folders

New member | Level 2

I'm not sure which is worse: the fact that a useful feature was removed, or that we're pulling our hair out trying to find it.

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Re: Where is list of shared folders

New member | Level 2

Here are some work arounds.  

(1)
(This description applies to the Mac, I'm hoping a PC user will add the how to for the PC)

  1. If you haven't already, install dropbox on your Mac.
  2. In your file manager (In the Mac it's called "Finder"), navigate to your dropbox folder.
  3. Click the appropriate column sort button at top.  In the Mac,  the column header is labeled "kind".  Your folders are now grouped together and you can spot the shared folder icons because they have three little people on them.

(2)

This solution is for online browsing.  It's not ideal but it should work.

  1. In your browser (such as chrome or internet explorer), navigate to and login in to your dropbox
  2. Manually search your folders by scrolling down the page, looking for the two person icon that shows for the shared folders (patience may be required).
  3. When you find a shared folder click the three dots in a line to call up the dropdwon menu and select "Rename". 
  4. Add an extra word anywhere in the folder's name, for example your folder: "myphotos" might become: "myphotos shared-folder".  
  5. Now use the search function at top of the page:  search for "shared-folder", and all the folders that you put that term into, will be found.

Caution:  since the folder name is changed you may need to resend the share invitation out to your friends again.  Ideally you will always rename a folder before your share it and rename it again after you unshare it.  

BTW...

before I wrote my reply the discussion thread had been labeled solved.  But the solutiuon: "It no longer exists." is NOT a solution, in my opinion.

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Re: Where is list of shared folders

New member | Level 2

 


@Rich wrote:
It no longer exists. You'll need to locate each share in your main list of folders and manage them from there.

This is a good answer and probably correct but it can't be called a solution in my opinion.  Thanks all the same.  I submitted a couple of work arounds.  Hope it's helpful  slightly smiling face.

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Re: Where is list of shared folders

Helpful | Level 6

Thank you Bthom.  My drop box is made up of nested folders going several folders deep for most.  Either your solution does not work in this situation or I am not understanding clearly how to apply your solution.  Thanks.  Steve

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Re: Where is list of shared folders

New member | Level 2

Not solved at all.  Please reinstate this feature, as it is essential for user maintenance and security.

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Re: Where is list of shared folders

Helpful | Level 6

Bring back the Feature or a Search function.

With 000's of folders it was just plain silly to remove such a feature.

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Re: Where is list of shared folders

New member | Level 2

Not sure why everyone says this feature is missing. It is still there. On dropbox.com click on "Files" at the top left. Then click on "Sharing" at the top left. You now see a list of all shared folders and files in the middle of the screen. Am I crazy?

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Re: Where is list of shared folders

Explorer | Level 4

Apparently that option does not list all shared folders. Just checked by myself. 

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Re: Where is list of shared folders

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@Brian C.62 wrote:

Not sure why everyone says this feature is missing. It is still there.


Look again. That page shows all the shared folders that you can add to your Dropbox. It does not show shared folders that are already in your Dropbox.

The page that shows all current shared folders in your Dropbox no longer exists.

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