Moving a shared folder
Whenever possible, we'll preserve your membership in a shared folder if you move it from one Dropbox to the other. You’ll receive a notification that you’ve left the shared folder in your first Dropbox and joined the shared folder in your second Dropbox. If you're the owner of the folder, ownership will be transferred to your second Dropbox account.
However, please note that if your admin or the owner of the folder has set sharing restrictions, moving it to your other Dropbox will cause you to leave the folder entirely and end up with a non-shared copy that doesn't sync with other members' changes. This can happen, for example, if your admin's sharing permissions don't allow folders to be shared outside the team, and you move a shared folder from your work Dropbox to your personal Dropbox. For this reason, you should always check with both your admin and the folder owner to see if they've set any restrictions before moving a shared folder to your other Dropbox.
If you're the owner of a shared folder in your work Dropbox, and you want to move it to your personal Dropbox, take a look at the folder's settings:
- Sign in to dropbox.com.
- Click Files.
- Navigate to the folder you’re interested in.
- Click Share next to the folder.
- Click Folder settings.
- Check the setting Who can be invited?
- If it shows Anyone, you can move the shared folder to your personal Dropbox without a problem.
- If it shows Only members of the team, moving the folder to your personal Dropbox will break your membership in the folder, and you'll have only a non-shared copy of it in your personal Dropbox.
If there are no sharing restrictions, moving a shared folder from one Dropbox to another will be recorded as an event in your admin's sharing activity log.
Copying a shared folder
Copying a shared folder from one Dropbox to another will have no effect on your membership in the folder. For example, if you copy a shared folder from your work Dropbox to your personal Dropbox, your work account will still be a member of the shared folder, and a non-shared copy of the folder will be in your personal Dropbox.