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Account and Permissions Spreadsheet: Target Paths tab

The Target Paths tab lists Team folders for Dropbox target jobs.  At one time, it was also used to apply permissions to target  folders after data was transferred.  Permissions can now be applied from the Paths tab, regardless of whether the data to be shared is already on the target, and is much easier to execute from the Paths tab.

Creating Empty Folders on the Target

You can also create an empty folder on the target from the Target Paths tab.

  1. Enter the Target Owner and Target Path in the applicable columns for the folder you want to create.  For the Target Path, the folder must have a trailing slash, like this:  /My Empty Target Folder/.  The Target Owner can be any valid account on the target, and doesn’t have to be an account that is selected for that job.  You can create as many empty folders as you want; each folder created needs to be entered on a separate line.
  2. You must apply at least one share to each folder for it to transfer.  If you do not want to share the folder on the target, share it with a service account, and then delete that user when the migration completes.
  3. Run the job in Apply ACL (not Data Only) mode.  When the job runs, it must have at least one item that has a status of success (the item transferred to the target) or match-exists (the item already exists on the target) for the empty folder to be created.
  4. Team Folders should not be created using the Target Paths tab.  Contact your Dropbox Account Representative to create the Team Folders for you.
Updated on December 21, 2021

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