Move Dropbox 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

From the Dropbox desktop application (Recommended) 

  1. Open the Dropbox client from your desktop (see Additional Information if you need to install the client)
  2. Select the Team Folder from which you wish to move data
  3. Select the files/folders you want to move from the list
  4. Right-click the files/folders and select Move from the drop-down menu. A new window will open where you can pick the destination Team Folder
  5. Click Move
  6. Click Move Anyway in the dialog box that appears. ("Move [FOLDER NAME] out of the shared folder [CURRENT TEAM FOLDER NAME]. Moving this folder to [NEW TF NAME] will remove it from members for [CURRENT TF NAME].")

A message will appear at the bottom of the screen that the data has been moved.

From the Dropbox Web Client

Using the Move function

  1. Log in to U-M Dropbox at https://dropbox.umich.edu
  2. Select and open the Team Folder from which you want to move files in the All files view
  3. Select the files/folders you want to move from the list
  4. Click the ellipses (...) to the right of the files/folders and select Move from the drop-down menu. A window will open up where the destination folder will appear under "Suggested Location" at the top
  5. Click the destination Team Folder to which you want to move the files/folders
  6. Click Move in the bottom right

You will get a message at the bottom of the screen that will say the item has been moved.

Using the drag-and-drop function
  1. Log in to U-M Dropbox at https://dropbox.umich.edu
  2. Select and open the Team Folder from which you want to move files in the All files view
  3. Click the arrow icon (>) next to All files in the left sidebar to open the drop-down list of your folders
  4. Select the files/folders from the current Team Folder you are viewing
  5. Carefully drag the files/folders to the destination Team Folder listed in the left sidebar drop-down under All files

Additional Information

  • You have to be an owner or 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
Download the Dropbox application for personal machines at https://www.dropbox.com/install. For more information on installing the Dropbox app on your devices, refer to Installing Dropbox on Your Device. If MiWorkspace manages your computer, you can download Dropbox from the Software Center (Windows/PC) or Managed Software Center (Mac).  Michigan Medicine affiliates can install the Dropbox application from the Software Center on your core imaged machine. Contact the HITS Service Desk for additional help: https://hits.medicine.umich.edu/.

Need additional information or assistance? Contact the ITS Service Center.

Details

Article ID: 5826
Created
Thu 6/17/21 4:25 PM
Modified
Fri 8/6/21 12:12 PM