39968: How to create a drop box in Acronis Files Connect

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Last update: 12-07-2017


Describes how to create a Macintosh drop box within an Acronis Files Connect (formerly ExtremeZ-IP) Volume, which lets users drop files but not browse or read files in a folder


A drop box is a special folder that allows a Mac user to place files into the folder, but not see or access files within the folder. On the Macintosh, this folder is displayed with a buckle and an arrow to indicate that files can be "dropped" but not accessed.

You can configure a folder in an Acronis Files Connect share to be a drop box using the Windows security settings for the user (or group that the user belongs to). To do this, follow these steps:

1. In Windows Explorer, right-click on the folder and choose "Properties"

2. Switch to the Security tab in the Properties dialog

3. Confirm “Allow inheritable permissions from parent to propagate to this object” is not checked and add back as necessary the default Full Control ACLs for SYSTEM to this folder, subfolders, and files, as well as for CREATOR OWNER  to subfolders and files only.

4. Select/Add the user or group who will only have drop box permissions.

5. Under the "Permissions" section at the bottom of the dialog, click "Write" under the "Allow" column.

6. Click on the Advanced Tab

7. Select the user or group who will only have drop box permissions.

8. Click "View/Edit"

9. Select the following under the "Allow" column:
- Traverse Folder/Execute File
- Read Attributes
- Read Extended Attributes
- Create Files / Write Data
- Create Folders / Append Data
- Write Attributes
- Write Extended Attributes
- Read Permissions

10. Click OK to apply your changes.

11. Click OK

Note: In order to see the Down Arrow icon, you may have to disconnect and reconnect to the Acronis Files Connect server.