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Re: Who can see who has access to view folder?

Who can see who has access to view folder?

i-xmg
New member | Level 2
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If I give access to users outside the team to view a folder, can they see all the other users that can view the folder? 

 

For example, if user A, B and C (all outside the team) have access to view a folder - can B see that A and C also have access? 

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Dorian
Dropbox Staff
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Hi,

 

The short answer is that members of shared folders can see all other members, regardless of whether they are team members or not. Shared folders are intended for collaboration, and so the ability to hide membership doesn't make much sense. In the event that you would like to share files with people without them being able to see who else the files are shared with or who are members, you may use a shared link. 

 

A similar question was addressed on the forum earlier at this link:

 

https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Dropbox/Hide-the-members-of-a-shared-folder/idi-p/52253

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Dorian
Dropbox Staff
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Hi,

 

The short answer is that members of shared folders can see all other members, regardless of whether they are team members or not. Shared folders are intended for collaboration, and so the ability to hide membership doesn't make much sense. In the event that you would like to share files with people without them being able to see who else the files are shared with or who are members, you may use a shared link. 

 

A similar question was addressed on the forum earlier at this link:

 

https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Dropbox/Hide-the-members-of-a-shared-folder/idi-p/52253

Lucycxs
Explorer | Level 3
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Well I am looking at a Dropbox folder which has been shared with me. I can't see who it has been shared with, only that there are 12 people. This is annoying because I have been tasked with sharing it with others, but I don't know who can and can't see it at present. So someone somewhere has a solution to hiding the member details!

Mark
Super User II
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Where are you seeing its shared with 12 people Lucycxs?

 


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Lucycxs
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Hi Mark

 

 It is a private account being used by a voluntary community group. I can't share the details online. I am currently trying to establish who the orignal owner of the folder is. 

Mark
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If I'm to help I need to at least know the web page URL which shows the information.

 


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