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Sharing folder & sub folder

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I need to share a sub-folder with someone, while the main folder it's not shared with that person. It seems like because of that, I cannot share the sub-folder. Is there a solution to this? Thanks, Anda

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Re: Sharing folder & sub folder

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Hey there @AndaDimciu  - how are you today?

Sorry for any confusion this process caused, yet, it sounds like you want to share a folder in a different way than its parent shared folder. Unfortunately this isn't something that is currently possible with Dropbox. All folders inherit the sharing properties of their parent folders, so if any folder higher in the hierarchy is shared already, the subfolder cannot have its own sharing properties.

The Dropbox folder structure was designed as it is in order to reduce confusion that ultimately arises when shared folders are nested within one another, but obviously this structure may not be as applicable for certain use cases. You may consider trying to create a flatter folder structure to have more control over how you can share and unshare.

To be able to share the subfolders you'll need to unshare the parent folder and then reshare the subfolders. This will allow you finite control over who is a member of what folder in the parent folder.

I hope this helps and please let me know how it goes Anda!

 


Walter
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Hi Walter! Thanks a lot for your quick and detailed response, this is very helpful! 

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Re: Sharing folder & sub folder

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Glad I could help with this Anda!

Should you ever come up with another Dropbox question, please let me know; I'll be happy to follow up here.

Have a magnificent weekend in the meantime!

 


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