How to change sharing permissions of a shared folder

You can give members of your shared folders one of two different sets of permissions:

  • Can edit: Any member you give this permission to can add, edit, delete, share, or download files in that folder.
  • Can view: Any member you give this permission to can view and share the files in that folder, but nothing else.

You can also manage your default settings for how you share files and folders. Learn how to manage your default sharing settings.

Not using Dropbox yet? See how Dropbox makes managing file permissions easy.

Setting file permissions on your computer

If you've used your computer's file manager to make a file read-only, please note that some permissions settings are incompatible between operating systems. For example, a file with read-only access on your Windows computer may not be protected on a Mac. Dropbox doesn't change a file's permissions when syncing, but we can't guarantee the permissions you set in one operating system will work properly when opened in another operating system.

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