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I removed members but folder is still shown as shared. Why?

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I removed members but folder is still shown as shared. Why?

I have removed all the members from a folder which was shared before. Even after removing all the members the folder still is treated as a shared folder. The share folder icon is still there. If I want to share a parent it gives an error message : This folder can only be shared as a link because it contains a shared folder. I think this issue need to be fixed. 

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Dropboxer

Re: Sharing status issue

Hey there @spaul - sorry to hear about this.

 

Can you tell me the exact steps you take to do this as I am not able to reproduce this on my end? Once I unshared the folder it became a normal folder immediately (without the 2 little people icon on it). 

 

Moreover, currently, there's no way to share a folder that already contains a shared folder.

 

One workaround is to share a link to the parent folder of the shared subfolder. While this would give recipients of the link access to all folders in that path, any changes they make to files in that folder won't sync with your Dropbox. If you'd like to give them read-write access to the parent folder instead, you can unshare the subfolder, share the parent folder, and then share a link to the subfolder.

 

Let me know what you find and we'll take it from there. Thank you. 




Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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Dropboxer

Re: Sharing status issue

Hey there @spaul - sorry to hear about this.

 

Can you tell me the exact steps you take to do this as I am not able to reproduce this on my end? Once I unshared the folder it became a normal folder immediately (without the 2 little people icon on it). 

 

Moreover, currently, there's no way to share a folder that already contains a shared folder.

 

One workaround is to share a link to the parent folder of the shared subfolder. While this would give recipients of the link access to all folders in that path, any changes they make to files in that folder won't sync with your Dropbox. If you'd like to give them read-write access to the parent folder instead, you can unshare the subfolder, share the parent folder, and then share a link to the subfolder.

 

Let me know what you find and we'll take it from there. Thank you. 




Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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