Locking Folder Structure


With many available interfaces and with drag and drop convenience, it's possible that one of your users may inadvertently move a folder, drop it into another folder, or otherwise alter your file structure from what your workflow or team requires.

Logging and interface flexibility make those mishaps easy to correct, but when you have a team relying on the integrity of your folder structure, you can take it a step further.

You can use the Lock Subfolders folder setting to lock the folder structure from the present folder down through all subfolders depends on the option you chose. These options gives you the flexibility to lock some portions of your folder tree while leaving other portions unlocked. While file operations can continue as normal: creating, moving, renaming, or deleting any folders and subfolders will be prevented. Folders remain where they are, named as they are, including all subfolders.

Lock Subfolders folder setting has the following options to chose from as per your business need:

  • Lock structure of folders in this folder and also in their children
  • Lock structure of folders in this folder but not in their children
  • Lock this folder's existence only, but not any folders inside it

If you want to reset the lock, select the option "Allow users to create, rename, and delete any folders in this folder" and click on Save lock Settings.

Using the folder structure lock feature would apply to all users. You can find the setting when in any given folder by opening the Folder settings and then scrolling down until you find the Lock sub-folders setting.

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