Egnyte Help Desk

Configuring Folder Options

Folder Details & Options can be accessed from the "More" section in the folder action menu.

Note that you can also find Folder Options by selecting a folder and choosing "Details & Options" from the action menu on the right hand side of the UI. 

If you have Full or Owner permissions to a folder, you can write a folder description. This is a great way to differentiate folders with similar names, or provide information about the contents of the folder. The folder description you provide will be seen by all users.

Folder Descriptions

You can also configure folder notifications here; these are discussed in depth in a separate article. The folder notifications you configure will apply only to you.

Finally, admins and users with Owner permissions can choose to grant or revoke delete and move permission for the folder. The fixed folder setting allows admins and folder owners to prevent users with Full permissions from moving, deleting or renaming any of the files or folders contained within - as well as the folder itself.

 The fixed folder setting can be found under the "Options" tab of the "Folder Details & Options" dialog box.

Turning this setting on enables admins to empower their users while simultaneously protecting against accidental deletions of important content.

Keep these details in mind when using this setting:

  • Egnyte supports four different levels of folder access: Owner (read/write/delete + permissions management), Full (read/write/delete), Editor (read/write), and Viewer (read-only). You can find more details on Egnyte’s permission levels here.
  • This setting is not enabled by default; admins or folder owners must enable this setting on a per-folder basis. Unlike some other Folder Option settings, this setting is not inherited by subfolders.
  • Marking a folder as “fixed” does not prevent a user with Full permissions from deleting files or subfolders within it.
  • Top-level folders are always fixed, meaning only admins and users with Owner permissions can move, delete or rename them.
  • Users with at least Viewer permissions (Read-only) can copy top-level folders.
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