(As a precursor to the below. if you wish to use an external storage cloud with the Team Account you should ensure you understand how you can add and configure a Storage Provider to be the default storage for users. You can read that here
As the Cloud Administrator, adding new users to the team results in the users getting their own storage area that can only be seen by the user unless the user chooses (and have been given permissions
) to create a shared folder.
On the underlying cloud any folders that are created by the user are stored as <folder name>_<username>**
Content can be shared and accessed between different users of the Cloud File Server by using special shared folders that we refer to as "Shared folders or Team Folders
Shared folder are designated by a special Team icon added to the folder icon.** For Amazon S3, RackSpace, Google Storage, and Azure Blob Storage there is an option within settings called "Enable username for root folder on Cloud". When turned "on" user data is stored in a folder that bears the users name.
For example if you have three users, Bob, Fred and Mary and you as Admin have set your own Amazon S3 as your primary/default Cloud Storage then turning this option on will result in any files that Bob, Fred and Mary store, residing in folders on Amazon S3 called "Bob", "Fred", and "Mary". If you don't set this option to be on then each file that is uploaded is appended with the users name and unique key.
The reason for this is that as you are working in a multi-user environment there needs to be way to distinguish similar files that are uploaded from different users. Users can created the same directory structure and even the same files and without such conventions it would be possible to accidentally overwrite files on the underlying storage. If you are using any other storage provider than those outlined above then the name is users name is appended to the file when uploaded.