If someone shares a Dropbox folder, can the person it's shared with remove the files or will they remain on Dropbox for the person who shared them?


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No. You grant users read access to files. The have no ability to delete them.

  • Thanks for answering keltari ..I thought not but I needed assurance.
    – user2998369
    Nov 27, 2018 at 22:20
  • @user2998369 no problem. Be sure to vote and accept.
    – Keltari
    Nov 27, 2018 at 22:56

A folder can be shared read-only or as a true shared folder, which all parties have read/write access to. Either party can add files to or delete files from a standard shared folder.

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