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Folder Structures of the FAUbox

Please inform yourself about the Folder rights of the FAUbox first before you start reading the following article.

The rights of all files and all Subfolders are saved in the top level folder (folder 1, with files a&b and subfolders). A Top level folder is a folder in the FAUbox stored directly under the FAUbox base folder (e.g. C:\Users\<Username>\FAUbox). All subfolders (subfolders 1&2) and all files (files a&b) have the same rights as the top level folder . If you move a top level folder  into another folder (folder x) within the FAUbox base folder, the subfolder will “inherit” the rights of that new top level folder (folder x). The top level folder  no longer belongs to the original owner now.

If you are invited to folders and you move the top level folder locally to another folder within the FAUbox base folder, problems will be caused.

What happens from the client’s point of view? From the client’s point of view, it looks like the top level folder has been deleted therefore it is grayed out in the client and can no longer synchronized. Meanwhile the moved folder is in the new path and synchronized with the current top level folder.

If you reinstall the client or import an update in this kind of situation, the new client will find a folder that has not been synchronized to the FAUbox base folder yet. The client will immediately start the synchronization and this will result in an old copy of the former top level folder. This copy will appear in the folder to which the former top level was moved while a current copy will show up in the folder base path.

However, you can merge your own folders with identical rights (identical members with identical rights in each case) at any time by moving one folder into another. Take note that the same action is performed on all other devices and on the server.

In the long term, the behavior will change and it will be possible to assign rights to subfolders.