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Get old folder list view back that showed initials of all shared members

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Get old folder list view back that showed initials of all shared members

Is there a way to get back the old file folder list view back that showed initials of the other members that are sharing a folder? The new view just shows the number of people sharing the folder, which is of little use. Can no longer see at a glance who is sharing each folder. Now you have to hover over each item in the members column and it makes changing shared folder members much more difficult. Need to change back to old view.

 

Any advice appreciated.

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Re: Get old folder list view back that showed initials of all shared members


Chris S.59 wrote:

Is there a way to get back the old file folder list view back


No.

 


The new view just shows the number of people sharing the folder, which is of little use.

Select the folder (check box on the left of it) and you'll see the icons for the shared members on the right.

 


Need to change back to old view.

Not possible, though many of us wish it were.


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Re: Get old folder list view back that showed initials of all shared members

It isnt possible to swap to the old view, no, sorry.

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Not sure if you noticed or not though but when you are inside the shared folder those circles are still present.

 


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Re: Get old folder list view back that showed initials of all shared members


Chris S.59 wrote:

Is there a way to get back the old file folder list view back


No.

 


The new view just shows the number of people sharing the folder, which is of little use.

Select the folder (check box on the left of it) and you'll see the icons for the shared members on the right.

 


Need to change back to old view.

Not possible, though many of us wish it were.


Level 4

Re: Get old folder list view back that showed initials of all shared members

Thanks for advising. This is very disappointing news.

 

Tediously selecting each folder (using check box on the left of it) is no better than hovering over each item in the members column. Pressing the select all folders checkbox makes no change to the shared members view.

 

The point is to be able to all your folder sharing statuses at once. This view change has  significantly increased the shared folder review task time for Dropbox uses who regularly need to add or remove members from multiple folders. It also represents a security risk for sensitive and commercial data, as project managers may now easily miss removing a member who should no longer have access to a folder.

 

Is there an avenue for making requests/recommendations to the web platform developers? I would like to make an official request for the web interface be changed back to showing all shared member icons in the folder view.

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Re: Get old folder list view back that showed initials of all shared members

This is the avenue Chris - and believe me lots of people are requesting lots of the old features back.

 


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Re: Get old folder list view back that showed initials of all shared members

I see. Thanks for letting me know Mark. Well hopefully this thread gets noticed by the developers. I think this issue is an important one. This old feature was super useful and taking it away was a real step backwards.

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Re: Get old folder list view back that showed initials of all shared members

When a link to a folder that's shared from the contextual menu on macOS is viewed in the browser, it's not in list view, so file names are trunkated and more scrolling is to do.

 

Can the list view be the default please? The average user may not see the little pale list view option icon top right.

 

–Martin