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Can Team Admins access a member's personal folder when on a Dropbox for Business Teams account?

Can Team Admins access a member's personal folder when on a Dropbox for Business Teams account?

FeverTree34
Explorer | Level 4

Hi, 

Our company has a business account. I notice that business accounts now have a personal folder set up with users names as default. Who can get access to this folder? Does any level of admin have automatic access or are there other ways to view the files inside this folder?

Thank you. 

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Re: Can Team Admins access a member's personal folder when on a Dropbox for Business Teams account?

Walter
Dropboxer

Hi @FeverTree34 - how are you today?

If you're referring to the purple folder you see online, note that each member of your Dropbox Business team has access to their own. Read on for more context:

Content in the member folder defaults to being private to each team member, though they can share it with anyone they want. Additionally, folders that users outside of your Dropbox Business team share with your team members will be stored in the recipient’s member folder to ensure it’s not shared with other team members accidentally.

Also, member folders are colored purple to differentiate them from the team space, and they’re automatically named after each team member.

If you want to share something you own in your member folder with your team, you can move it into the team space by clicking on the […] next to it and selecting “move”, or by dragging and dropping it using the Dropbox desktop client.

I hope this clears things up and I remain at your disposal should you come up with any additional questions. 

Happy 2020!


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Re: Can Team Admins access a member's personal folder when on a Dropbox for Business Teams account?

Walter
Dropboxer

Hi @FeverTree34 - how are you today?

If you're referring to the purple folder you see online, note that each member of your Dropbox Business team has access to their own. Read on for more context:

Content in the member folder defaults to being private to each team member, though they can share it with anyone they want. Additionally, folders that users outside of your Dropbox Business team share with your team members will be stored in the recipient’s member folder to ensure it’s not shared with other team members accidentally.

Also, member folders are colored purple to differentiate them from the team space, and they’re automatically named after each team member.

If you want to share something you own in your member folder with your team, you can move it into the team space by clicking on the […] next to it and selecting “move”, or by dragging and dropping it using the Dropbox desktop client.

I hope this clears things up and I remain at your disposal should you come up with any additional questions. 

Happy 2020!


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: Can Team Admins access a member's personal folder when on a Dropbox for Business Teams account?

FeverTree34
Explorer | Level 4

Thank you for your reply, much appreciated. I just want to confirm that no one, not even the company dropbox admin (or super admins) are able to see anything in the individual purple folders. 

Thanks

Re: Can Team Admins access a member's personal folder when on a Dropbox for Business Teams account?

Walter
Dropboxer

Yes, you're correct  @FeverTree34 . No one accept you will be able to access your personal folder (the purple one) - not even your team's admin(s).

Let me know if this helps! 


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Re: Can Team Admins access a member's personal folder when on a Dropbox for Business Teams account?

FeverTree34
Explorer | Level 4

Great, thank you for the answer!

Re: Can Team Admins access a member's personal folder when on a Dropbox for Business Teams account?

JimmyWang
New member | Level 2

But I found that if Admin delate my account, my personal folder will transfer to admin. 

So, no one will be able to access my personal folder when I am using the bussiness account. However admin can see them in a strange way.

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