If you are listed as the Owner or Co-Owner of a given folder, you will have the option to "Hide Collaborators". With this enabled, collaborators with "Editor" access and below will not be able to see the names of the other collaborators in the folder (Co-Owners will be able to see all collaborators in the folder).

Note: Old Box Experience

This page refers to the old Box experience. In Box, hover over a single file or folder with your mouse. If the item looks like the following image, you are in the right place.


Files and folders should look like this when you hover over them.Files and folders should look like this when you hover over them.

If the item does not look like the image above, visit one of the links below instead:

To enable this security feature, follow these steps:

  • From within your Box account, find the desired folder you would like to turn this setting on for (make sure you are the Owner/Co-Owner of this folder)
  • Click the dropdown arrow next to the folder and select Properties > General Info. The Folder Properties pop-up displays.

  • Click the Security tab. Alternately, you can click Properties Security  to get this tab directly.
  • Click the checkbox next to Hide collaborators and then click Save to have this setting applied to the folder. You'll notice that the first option is automatically enabled when "Hide Collaborators" is checked. This is to protect the hidden collaborators' environment. 

Additional Notes:

  • With this enabled, only Owners and Co-Owners will be able to invite new collaborators and see the full list of collaborators. Editors will no longer be able to invite other users to the folder.
  • Collaborators will still be able to see the names of the Owner and Co-Owner(s), but will see the name "Someone" in place of all other collaborator’s names
    • Collaborators will be unable to assign tasks to others within the folder