Team Folders and MCommunity Sharing in U-M Dropbox

Environment

U-M Dropbox

Issue

There are differences in file path and folder views when sharing a Team Folder or subfolder within the Team Folder with MCommunity groups. How you share it, MCommunity roles, and at what level affect what collaborators see.

Resolution

The folders and folder structures you see in a Dropbox Team Folder depend on your roles in an MCommunity group and on what folder level that MCommunity group is shared.

  • You are an owner but not a member of the root-level MCommunity group.

You will not see the Team Folder or its contents in Dropbox. You must be at least a member of the root-level MCommunity group to see the Team Folder structure.

  • You are a member but not an owner of the root-level MCommunity group.

You will see the entire Team Folder structure, including the root level and all subfolders (unless you’re restricted from viewing certain subfolders). These will appear automatically in your All files and Shared views.

  • You are an owner and a member of the root-level MCommunity group.

You will see the entire Team Folder structure, including the root level and all subfolders (unless you’re restricted from viewing certain subfolders). These will appear automatically in your All files and Shared views.

  • You are not an owner or a member of the root-level MCommunity group, but you are shared on a subfolder inside the Team Folder via a different MCommunity group.
    • As an owner, not a member: You will not see the subfolder or receive notification that it has been shared with you.
    • As a member, not an owner:  You will see the subfolder and receive notification via email that it has been shared with you. The email will ask if you would like to "Add to Dropbox." Once you click that, it will appear in your Shared and All files views.
    • As a member and owner: You will see the subfolder and receive notification via email that it has been shared with you. The email will give you the option to "Go to folder," which will take you to the folder. To see it in your All files view:
      1. Click Shared from the left sidebar in Dropbox.
      2. Hover over the subfolder that was shared with you and click the Add button.

Screenshot of the Shared view/page in Dropbox. The cursor is over a folder and a button that says "Add".

Note: The behaviors this article discusses are not associated with shared folders in an individual’s Dropbox account, only Team Folders. Additionally, these behaviors are only associated with sharing content with MCommunity groups. If you share Team Folder content with an individual, it will automatically appear in their All files view.

Additional Information

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Details

Article ID: 5879
Created
Mon 6/28/21 9:46 AM
Modified
Fri 10/15/21 3:59 PM