Bulk inviting users via link (without adding their email addresses)

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Bulk inviting users via link (without adding their email addresses)

I need a way to allow a large number of people to have access as editor to this folder's contents without having to add them individually.
I had hoped to use the feature which allows anyone with a shared link to join as a collaborator with editor privileges.

 

I have tried to check and save the "Allow anyone who can access this folder from a shared link to join as a collaborator" option in the folder settings, however when I go back into the settings it is unset. 
I have a short runway on this, so your help is greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks!

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Box Certified Professional

Re: Bulk inviting users via link (without adding their email addresses)

@rmarra,

 

You are definitely on the right track. At the risk of asking obvious questions I'll ask obvious questions.

  1. Are you owner of the folder.
  2. Did you save your changes after changing the setting? 

Bob

Indiana University
University Information Technology Services
2709 E. Tenth Street Bloomington, IN 47408
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Re: Bulk inviting users via link (without adding their email addresses)

Hi Bob, thanks for the response.  

Yes, I am the folder owner, and I have clicked Save.  

I then go back into the folder settings and the checkbox is no longer checked.

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Box Certified Professional

Re: Bulk inviting users via link (without adding their email addresses)

@rmarra,

 

Are there any other restrictions on the folder? For example, are collaborations limited to users in your organization?

 

What about other settings changes? Do they save?

 

Can you do it for any other folder?

 

What type of account do you have? Is it a free personal account or part of a business? I don't know if this is a premium feature.

 

I'll confess I'm fishing here. If there is nothing unique about this folder or its permissions you'll want to contact Box Support.

 

Sorry I couldn't be of more help. I cannot reproduce the problem myself.

 

Best of luck. If you can figure it out I'd love to know.

 

Bob

Indiana University
University Information Technology Services
2709 E. Tenth Street Bloomington, IN 47408