How are shared folders different with Dropbox for Business?

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With Dropbox for Business, a shared folder only counts once toward the overall storage quota for the team. This way you can share as many folders with teammates as you want and not worry about taking up the space of multiple accounts. You can also share a folder with someone outside your team if your admin allows it. However, the size of the folder will take up both your team's storage quota and your external friend's quota, just like normal.

If your admin allows sharing with non-team members, then you'll still be able to make individual shared folders “team only” as needed.

Access individual shared folder settings

  1. Sign in to the Dropbox website.
  2. Select the Sharing tab from the sidebar on the left.
  3. Click the Options link to the right of the shared folder.
  4. Click Change to access the sharing preferences menu.
Shared folder preferences menu
Available preferences for a folder with no sharing restrictions
Closed shared folder preferences menu
Available preferences for a folder with team sharing restrictions

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Dropbox for Business

This article refers to a feature unique to Dropbox for Business. Dropbox for Business is aimed at projects, groups, and other organizations that want to share the same Dropbox storage quota with all of its members. If you're interested in learning more or want to sign up, visit the Dropbox for Business webpage.

Category: Business

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