1. Sharing files and folders
  2. Payments and billing
  3. Security and privacy
  4. Dropbox Business
  5. Syncing and uploads
  6. Sign-in help
  7. Desktop app and dropbox.com
  8. Manage account
  9. Space and storage
  10. Photos and videos
  11. Mobile
  12. Dropbox Paper

Administer sharing on my Dropbox Business team

If you're the team admin of a Dropbox Business team, you can control how team members can share with people outside the team.

To access sharing settings:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com with your admin account.
  2. Click Admin Console.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Under Content controls, click Sharing.

The remainder of this article explains the sharing settings you can adjust.

To access Paper sharing settings:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com with your admin account.
  2. Click Admin Console.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Under Additional settings, click Paper.

Visit this article to learn more about adjusting Paper sharing settings.

Controls for membership settings

  • Choose whether team members can share files and folders with people outside the team.

    • If you allow this, members can decide whether a shared file or folder is team only when they create it.
  • Choose whether team members can join shared folders that belong to people outside the team.

Be aware that the changes made to shared folder or file membership settings do not apply retroactively.

Controls for shared links

  • Choose whether people on your team can share links with people outside the team.
  • Choose whether people outside your team or only your team can view shared links created by team members.

    • If you choose Public, a team member who creates a link can decide whether it's accessible to anyone or just the team.
    • If you choose Team only, a team member who creates a link won't have the option to make it accessible to non-team members. In addition, any previous links that team members have created will no longer be accessible to non-team members.

Controls for file requests

To access all file request settings:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com with your admin account.
  2. Click Admin Console.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Under Add ons, click File requests.
  • Choose whether your team members can create file requests.

    • By default, file requests are enabled for new Dropbox Business teams.
    • If you disable file requests, no one on the team will be able to create a file request, and any pre-existing file requests will be deactivated.