U-M Dropbox Updates

Upcoming change to the default shared link setting in U-M Dropbox

1/25/2022

On February 1, 2022, the default view setting for shared links in U-M Dropbox will change from “Team members” to “Only people invited.” This change means that instead of sharing with everyone at the University of Michigan by default, shared links will only be viewable by people you have invited to view the file/folder in U-M Dropbox.

You can still change the shared link view setting on individual files and folders as needed. Refer to Dropbox: Share Files/Folders Using Shared Links for more information on shared links.

Dropbox shared link settings, link for viewing tab is open, who has access drop-down menu displays that Team members is selected. Red box around Only people invited option.

FINAL REMINDER: Upcoming changes to the Dropbox desktop app window on Jan. 17

1/10/2022

As a final reminder, Dropbox will no longer support the Dropbox desktop app window (shown below) beginning January 17, 2022.

Dropbox desktop app window interface

Important: This change does not mean the Dropbox desktop app is going away. You can continue to use the desktop app on your Windows and Mac computers, however, you will now access your files and folders via the Dropbox folder found in Mac Finder and Windows File Explorer. Additionally, you can still access your content using the Dropbox icon from your desktop taskbar/menu bar, dropbox.umich.edu, and the mobile apps.

For more details on how to access your Dropbox files/folders from your desktop, refer to Dropbox: Access the Dropbox Folder in File Explorer/Finder and What is the Dropbox desktop app? for more information.

Reminder: Upcoming changes to the Dropbox desktop app window on Jan. 17

1/4/2022

As a reminder, Dropbox will no longer support the Dropbox desktop app window (shown below) beginning January 17, 2022.

Example of the Dropbox desktop app window/interface

Important: This change does not mean the Dropbox desktop app is going away. You can continue to use the desktop app on your Windows and Mac computers, however, you will now access your files and folders via the Dropbox folder found in Mac Finder and Windows File Explorer. Additionally, you can still access your content using the Dropbox icon from your desktop taskbar/menu bar, dropbox.umich.edu, and the mobile apps.

For more details on how to access your Dropbox files/folders from your desktop, refer to Dropbox: Access the Dropbox Folder in File Explorer/Finder and What is the Dropbox desktop app? for more information.

Notice: Upcoming changes to the Dropbox desktop app window

12/15/2021

Dropbox has announced that they will no longer support the Dropbox desktop app window (shown below) beginning January 17, 2022.

Example of the Dropbox desktop app window/interface

If you primarily access your files and folders via the desktop app window, how you access your content will change after January 17. You can continue to use the desktop app on your Windows and Mac computers, but you will now access your files and folders via the Dropbox folder on Mac Finder and Windows File Explorer. Additionally, you can still access your content using the Dropbox icon from your desktop taskbar/menu bar, dropbox.umich.edu, and the mobile apps. 

Refer to Dropbox: Access the Dropbox Folder in File Explorer/Finder and What is the Dropbox desktop app? for more information.

Add searchable tags to files/folders in U-M Dropbox

9/22/2021

In August, Dropbox announced a new feature, which allows you to add searchable tags to files and folders. You are now able to add and remove tags one-by-one or in bulk to any file or folder in Dropbox. Anyone who can view or edit a file can see that file’s tags, and only people with edit access can add or remove tags. At this time, tags are only available on the web version of Dropbox (dropbox.umich.edu).

Dropbox All files view on the web, three folders selected, red box around the tag field.

This feature should now be available in the U-M Dropbox domain. Refer to the Dropbox Help Center for more information on how to create tags for Dropbox files and folders.