Dropbox FAQ's

Dropbox Resources:

Q. How much storage do I get with UMass President’s Office Dropbox?
A. No individual quotas will be applied; however, the entire organization will share 400TB.

Q. How secure is President’s Office Dropbox?
A. https://www.dropbox.com/help/27

Q. How do I migrate an existing Dropbox account to President’s Office Dropbox?
A. https://www.dropbox.com/help/4577?path=dropbox_business

Q. Can I keep my personal Dropbox account and have a President’s Office Dropbox account?  (How) do they work together?
A. https://www.dropbox.com/guide/business/set-up/connect-your-dropboxes

Q. Can I set up a personal Dropbox at a later time?
A. Yes, https://www.dropbox.com/help/4270

Q. How do I share files and folders and manage permissions?
A. https://www.dropbox.com/help/topics/sharing_files_and_folders

Q. Can I share files or folders with non-Dropbox users?
A. https://www.dropbox.com/help/20

Q, How do I sync my Dropbox files and manage my computer disk space?
A.  Dropbox introduced a new feature, Smart Sync. Allow you to view your files saved to Dropbox without having to download everything to your hard drive.      https://www.dropbox.com/en/help/9293

Q. How to I prevent my hard drive from filling up with Dropbox files?
A.  Dropbox has Smart Sync which allows you to store your documents online rather then locally, freeing up valuable hard-drive space.

Q. How to I access my Dropbox files if I don't have the Dropbox client installed on my computer?
A. Go to https://dropbox.com and login with your UMass Presidents Office credentials


Q. How do I access my Dropbox files from a Microsoft application such as Word or Excel?

A. From a Windows computer while in the application, select File > Open > Browse.  You'll see the Dropbox (President’s Office) and/or Dropbox (Personal) under Favorites.
From a Mac while in an application, select File > Open > On My Mac > user home location > Dropbox (President’s Office) and/or Dropbox (Personal).

Q. Can I recover a deleted file or folder?
A. https://www.dropbox.com/help/296

Q. How do I edit Microsoft Office documents with someone else?
A. https://www.dropbox.com/help/9214

Q. Can I set an expiration for a shared link?
A. https://www.dropbox.com/help/5888

Q. What happens to all the folders I’ve shared if I leave the UMass President’s Office?
A. Prior to leaving the UMass Presidents Office, you can either reassign ownership of folders or the helpdesk can reassign ownership to another user. https://www.dropbox.com/help/242

Q. What happens if I don’t see a shared folder any longer?
A. Contact the owner of the folder to see if they have removed you from the permissions of the folder.  If the person no longer works at UMass President’s Office, contact the helpdesk about permissions to a folder.

Q. How do I disable the Dropbox desktop notifications?
A. https://www.dropbox.com/help/166

Q. Who do I contact if I have a problem with Dropbox?
A. The UMSO Helpdesk @ helpdesk@umassp.edu

Last Updated

Chris Matera
October 04, 2019