Prevent Dropbox Business team members from permanently deleting files

Normally, the person who uploads a file, or the owner of a shared folder or Paper doc, has the ability to permanently delete files in Dropbox. However, the team admin of a Dropbox Business account can limit the ability to permanently delete content to team admins only.

To limit the ability to permanent delete content to team admins:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com with your admin credentials.
  2. Click Admin Console.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Choose Deletions.
  5. Change the setting to Off.

Notes: If Deletions are set to Off, team admins can permanently delete files by signing in as a user.

Notes: This setting applies to both files in Dropbox and docs or folders in Dropbox Paper.

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