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Can I rename or move a shared folder?

You can rename or move your shared folders just like you would any other folder on your hard drive or via the website. Even if you rename it, the folder will still remain shared. However, changing the name of the shared folder or its location will not change its name or location in the Dropbox of other members.

This is mostly to avoid confusion by maintaining consistency among members of your shared folder. Nobody wants their folders reorganized and renamed without their knowledge. If you do need to rename or move a shared folder for all members of that folder, then you can follow the instructions below.

On the Dropbox website Rename or move a shared folder for all members

  1. Unshare the folder first.
  2. Rename or move the folder.
  3. Reshare the newly-named or relocated folder.