Dropbox business admins: Can they see my files?

Dropbox business teams

Dropbox business team members: Your admin can manage team members' work Dropbox accounts. Your admin can access your account using the "sign in as user" feature. If you’re a team member, your admin may sign in to your account to do any of the following:

  • View a team member's folder structure
  • Share files and folders with others
  • View, open, and download files
  • Delete files, or restore deleted files

If you’re a team member, and you linked your personal and work Dropbox accounts, “sign in as a user” doesn’t allow your admin to open and access your linked personal account. However, they can view the name and email address of your linked personal account.


To protect organization data, admins can determine whether you can share files and folders with people who aren’t on your team. Admins have access to activity logs that allow them to view the email addresses of people with whom you’ve shared.


By default, Dropbox allows you to link both a personal and a work Dropbox to a desktop at once. Admins have the ability to prevent you from linking both accounts, but this only applies to the desktop application, not mobile devices or dropbox.com.

Camera uploads

Admins have the ability to enable or disable camera uploads for their Dropbox business team members to use with their Dropbox business accounts.

Learn more about using camera uploads with your Dropbox business team.


By default, everything in your Dropbox business account is private. Other team members won't be able to access your files unless you share them using shared links or shared folders.

Dropbox business admins can view files in your account using sign in as user.

Learn more about account and file privacy on a Dropbox business team.

Leaving your organization

If you leave your organization, an admin can remove you from your Dropbox business team. They can either suspend, delete, or convert your account. 

Learn more about leaving a Dropbox business team.

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