Dropbox Paths and Shared Folders

When the connector retrieves content from a single Dropbox account, or content from a Dropbox for Business account that is not in a shared folder, it creates a document for each file. Each document contains the path to the source file in a field named DROPBOX_PATH.

Users in a Dropbox for Business team can share files with other users in the team. This section describes how the connector handles paths for these shared files.

Consider the following scenario:

The document is accessible from two locations:

The connector therefore indexes the following:


To index documents that represent folders, you must set the configuration parameter IndexFolders to TRUE.