How to turn commenting off for a file

You can disable comments on a file after you’ve shared it with other people.

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 To disable comments on a file:

  1. Sign in to
  2. Click All files in the left sidebar.
  3. Click the name of the file you want to disable comments on.
  4. Click "" (ellipsis) at the bottom right of the preview. 
  5. If the file is in your Dropbox account, click Disable comments to disable all comments for that file.

To enable comments again, you can:

  • Click Enable comments in the comments text box, or
  • Click  "" (ellipsis)  at the top of the preview and then select Enable comments

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How to disable comments for a Dropbox Business team

To disable comments for your Dropbox Business team:

  1. Sign in to
  2. Click Admin Console.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click Commenting.
  5. Toggle Commenting to Off.

Note: If comments are enabled, members of your team can disable comments on specific files.

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