Organizing Your Data with Folders

An introduction to Folders and how to use them

Tired of scrolling through dozens, or even hundreds, of maps and plans to find what you're looking for? Wish you could group them by client, stage, or even fiscal quarter? Want to be able to keep all maps of a site in one place and easily share the whole collection with your team? Now you can use folders in your DroneDeploy dashboard to help keep your data organized.

Creating a Folder

Creating a folder is easy- just click or tap on the plus sign at the bottom of the dashboard list and click or tap to create a new folder.

Then, give your folder a name and click the checkmark to save it.

Sharing a Folder

To share a folder:
Click or tap the three-dot menu to the right of the folder and select share or click on the folder to open it and click or tap the share icon at the top of the screen.

Then, enter the email address of the user you want to share the folder with. We will send that user an email with a link to view the folder.

Please note: Shared users have full edit access for folders

Please note that the shared user will be able to view and edit all data within the folder and will also be able to edit the folder itself.

Moving Items into and Out of a Folder

Click or tap the three dots to the right of a map or plan to open the menu and then select Move to folder Then select which folder you would like to move it to.

To remove an item from a folder:

  1. Tap the folder to open it.
  2. Tap the menu to the right of the item you want to remove and select Remove from folder When you remove an item from a folder, it will return to the dashboard of the editor that created the item.


If I share a folder with someone, can they edit my data and add or remove items from the folder?

Yes. All folder editors can edit all items within folders, add and remove items and even rename or delete the folder itself.

If I share a folder with someone, can they delete my data?

Editors can delete your folder, but they cannot delete your data. Only the editor that created it can permanently delete a map or flight plan.

How do I share feedback about folders?

Since Folders is currently in a limited beta release, please direct feedback directly to your Customer Success Manager.

Can I go back to the old dashboard?

If you are running into issues with the new dashboard or folders, you can go back to the old dashboard. Just go to Settings > DroneDeploy labs and disable "Experimental Dashboard".