Dropbox Paper folders

With Paper folders you can organize multiple documents in the same place. Folders make it easy to share and collaborate with your team. You can choose if your folders are:

  • Accessible and discoverable to your whole team through search
  • Private to you and the people you invite

Note: A doc can't be added to more than one folder.

Create a folder

  1. Sign in to Paper.
  2. Navigate to folders.
  3. Click Create new folder.
  4. Enter a name for your folder.
  5. Select the permission level for the folder by clicking your team name in the pop-up window.
  6. Click Create.

Note: If you're on a Dropbox Business or a free team, the folder is accessible to everyone on the team by default. If you set the folder to invite-only, the folder is available only to people that you invite. You can't add an invite-only folder into a team folder.

Add a doc to a folder

  1. Sign in to Paper.
  2. Open or create a Paper doc.
  3. Click Add to folder.
  4. Add the doc to an existing folder, or create a new folder.
    • Alternatively, you can create a doc in a folder directly by navigating to the folder and clicking Create in the upper-right corner.

When you add a doc to a folder, your doc has the same permissions as the folder. Anyone who can view the folder can view the doc.

Remove a doc from a folder

  1. Sign in to Paper.
  2. Open a Paper doc.
  3. Click the icon.
  4. Click Remove from folder.

Actions in a folder

Pin a doc

You can pin docs to the top of a folder to ensure that they're always at the top. To pin a doc:

  1. Sign in to Paper.
  2. Open a Paper folder.
  3. Click the  icon next to the doc you want to pin.
  4. Click Pin to folder.

Note: Only those with editor permissions can pin or un-pin a doc.

Sort docs

You can sort your docs in two views: Recently viewed and Alphabetical.

  1. Sign in to Paper.
  2. Open a folder.
  3. At the top, choose either Recently viewed or Alphabetical.

Archive a folder

  1. Sign in to Paper.
  2. Hover over the folder you want to archive.
  3. Click the check box.
  4. Click Archive.

Once a folder is archived, you can permanently delete it:

  1. Click Folders.
  2. Click Archived.
  3. Click the folder.
  4. Click permanently delete.
  5. Click Permanently delete.

You can also restore it:

  1. Click Folders.
  2. Click Archived.
  3. Click the folder.
  4. Click Restore.
  5. Click Restore.
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