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Globally changing the permissions for a File

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Can I globally change the permissions in a file  ie from 'Can Edit' to 'Can View' to all members rather than having to do each member individually?

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Re: Globally changing the permissions for a File

Dropboxer
Hi there, @LdeG.
 
Thanks for reaching out to us with your query!
 
As a file can only have “Can edit” access if it is within a shared folder, are you referring to a shared folder? To change the permissions of a file, you would need to change the permissions of the folder it’s within.
 
Changing permissions for multiple members in a shared folder at once would depend on the type of plan you have. With any personal plan (Basic, Plus and Professional), you would need to change the permissions separately for each individual.
 
With a Dropbox Business subscription, you can share with “Groups”, so you change the permissions of the Group as a whole instead of individual members,
 
Alternatively, if you want to give only view access to a file/folder, I could suggest you Unshare the folder and then share the content with a shared link instead. 
 
Hope this clarifies matters for you!



Daphne
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Re: Globally changing the permissions for a File

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Thanks Daphne - clarified for me and looks like I'll have to alter individually.  :(

 

 

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Re: Globally changing the permissions for a File

Dropboxer
Hey again, @LdeG.
 
I’m glad to hear that this helped to clarify the matter at least. 
 
I’d be more than happy to pass this along to our dev team for review in terms of allowing the permissions of multiple members of a shared folder to be changed in one go, I think this is an awesome idea!
 
Let me know if you have any other questions about this - Cheers!



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Re: Globally changing the permissions for a File

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That would be a great idea.

 

Thank you

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