Dropbox Vault is a feature that lets you create a location in Dropbox with an additional layer of security for your most sensitive files. If you received an invitation to be a trusted contact for someone’s vault, it means you can now download the sensitive files in their vault.
Some examples of the sensitive files that may be kept in a vault include identification, medical, legal, or financial documents.
Learn how to create your own vault in the Dropbox Vault overview article.
Note: Users on the latest Dropbox for macOS update or later will no longer be able to access Vault through the Dropbox desktop app. You’ll still be able to access Vault on dropbox.com and the Dropbox mobile app.
Note: You must have a Dropbox account to become a trusted contact. If you don’t already have a Dropbox account, you’ll be prompted to create a Dropbox account before you can accept your invitation.
To accept the invitation to be a trusted contact:
If you ignore the invitation, the vault owner will see that your invitation is pending. If you deny the invitation, the vault owner will receive an email notifying them.
You can download the sensitive files in a vault all at once as a ZIP file.
Note: You need your Dropbox password to download the files from a vault.
To download all of the files in a vault:
The owner of the vault will be notified that you downloaded files.
When you’re invited to be a trusted contact, the name of the person who invited you will be in your email invitation.
If you’d like to view who has made you a trusted contact anytime: