Depending on your Dropbox plan, you can share a subfolder that’s inside a shared folder. However, these folders have different rules and behaviors to keep in mind when sharing.
Dropbox Basic, Plus, and Professional
Depending on your level of access to a shared folder, you can share a subfolder inside of that shared folder.
- If you’re the owner of the parent shared folder, you automatically own all subfolders, so you can share any subfolders within the parent folder.
- If you have edit access to the parent shared folder, you may be able to share a subfolder within it, if the owner granted you access to do so.
- If you have view-only access to the parent shared folder, you can only share a subfolder within it via a view-only link.
Dropbox Family customers can’t directly share subfolders that are inside parent shared folders. If you need to share files or folders inside of a parent shared folder, you can share them via a link.
Dropbox business team members can share folders that are inside of team folders. However, business team members can’t share subfolders inside shared folders that aren’t the team folder. If you’d like to share a subfolder inside a shared folder that isn’t the team folder, you can:
- Remove the subfolder from the shared folder, and then share it
- Move your folder to a regular (not shared) folder, or unshare the folder that contains it
- You can place multiple shared folders inside of one regular (not shared) folder