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Removing a person from all shared folders and files

Level 2

I share my various folders and files with different people. I want to remove one person ("X") from all the folders and files that are shared with X.

 

Is there any menu I can go to to simply "Unshare all folders and files with X"? Or is my only option to go through every folder and file to check who it's shared with and remove X if it's shared with X?

 

Thanks!

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Re: Removing a person from all shared folders and files

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You need to do it on a per folder basis I'm afraid. There isnt a way to remove one person from everything in one go.

 


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Re: Removing a person from all shared folders and files

Level 2
Oh man, ok that's gonna be a lot of work. Hopefully Dropbox can build this feature in down the line.

Many thanks for your help on this, much appreciated!
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Re: Removing a person from all shared folders and files

Dropboxer

Thanks for your suggestion @dharma - great idea. As such, I'm passing this along to the dev team for consideration - it would be great to have an option to remove a person from all of your shared folders in bulk.

 

Thank you for your feedback and have a lovely day ahead!




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Re: Removing a person from all shared folders and files

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Is this also true for Dropbox Enterprise?
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Re: Removing a person from all shared folders and files

Dropboxer

Yes, indeed @MrRogers83

 

If the person you'd like to remove from your shares is a part of your Team though, you'd be able to delete them from the team. 

 

I hope this makes sense and let me know if you have any further questions please. Thanks.




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Re: Removing a person from all shared folders and files

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I need this information, as well.  Have you fixed things yet, so we can do this?  It's necessary in a work environment when someone leaves for another job.  I'll be spending hours deleting this one person from all our folders.

Please, dropbox, develop this feature that is truly a necessity.

 

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Re: Removing a person from all shared folders and files

Dropboxer

Thanks for your input on this one @BrieMe - I have already reported this back to the team. 

If there's anything else I can do for you in the meantime, please let me know. 

Thanks and happy Monday!

 




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Re: Removing a person from all shared folders and files

Has this been fixed since this was posted? seems like a simple and very common need. thx!!

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Re: Removing a person from all shared folders and files

Dropboxer

Hey @LearningLibrary - could you elaborate on what exactly would you like to accomplish so as to see what can be done for your case? 

As this is not an option at this moment (as I mentioned above if you're an admin of a team you can remove them from the team completely).

Moreover, as we're always looking for user input regarding our website, I'll make sure to include your comments in my internal report to our development team.

If there's anything else I can do for you in the meantime, please let me know. Thank you!




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