Dropbox: Move Team Folder Data to Another Team Folder

Environment

U-M Dropbox

Issue

How do I move data from one Dropbox Team Folder to a different Team Folder?

Resolution

Using Dropbox on the web

Using the Move function

  1. Log in to U-M Dropbox.
  2. Open the Team Folder you want to move data from in the All files view.
  3. Select the file(s)/folder(s) you want to move.
  4. Click the ellipses (...) under the Team Folder name (above the file/folder list) and select Move from the drop-down menu. A dialog box will open where the destination folder should appear under "Suggested Location."
  5. Click the destination Team Folder to which you want to move the files/folders and click Move.

You should receive a message at the bottom of the screen that states the item(s) has been moved.

Using the drag-and-drop function

  1. Log in to U-M Dropbox.
  2. Open the Team Folder you want to move data from in the All files view.
  3. Select the file(s)/folder(s) you want to move.
  4. Carefully drag the file(s)/folder(s) to the destination Team Folder listed in the left sidebar/folder tree.

You should receive a message at the bottom of the screen that states the item(s) has been moved.

Using the Dropbox Desktop App (via File Explorer or Finder)

  1. Open the Team Folder you want to move data from in your File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac).
  2. Select the file(s)/folder(s) you want to move.
  3. Carefully drag and drop the file(s)/folder(s) to the destination Team Folder listed in the left sidebar/folder tree.
  4. Click Move anyway in the dialog box that appears to confirm.

You should receive a message at the bottom of your screen stating the item(s) have been moved.

Additional Information

  • You have to be a member of both the current Team Folder and the destination Team Folder.
  • You can move the data back to the original location if necessary by using the same steps as above.
  • You can move data from a Team Folder to other locations, as well, not just to another Team Folder.

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Details

Article ID: 5826
Created
Thu 6/17/21 4:25 PM
Modified
Thu 2/1/24 2:54 PM

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