How to remove members from a shared folder

If you want to revoke access to a shared folder, you can either remove specific members or unshare the folder. 

Note: When you remove a member from a folder or unshare a folder, you can choose to let them keep a copy of that folder, but it will no longer sync with other accounts.

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How to remove a member from a shared folder

When you remove a member from a shared folder, that member loses access to the folder and all the files it contains. You must be the owner of the folder to remove members unless the owner has given editors permission to manage access to the folder.

To remove a member from a shared folder on dropbox.com:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click Files.
  3. Navigate to or search for the shared folder you're interested in.
  4. Hover over the folder and click Share.
  5. Click the dropdown menu next to the member you want to remove.
  6. Click Remove.
  7. Choose if you want to leave the member a copy of the shared folder.
  8. Click Remove.

To remove a member from a shared folder using the Dropbox desktop app:

  1. Right-click the shared folder.
  2. Click Share…
  3. Click the dropdown menu next to the member you want to remove.
  4. Click Remove.
  5. Choose if you want to leave the member a copy of the shared folder.
  6. Click Remove.

How to unshare a folder

When you unshare a folder, the files are permanently deleted from each member's account and removed from any linked computers the next time the Dropbox desktop app syncs. If you're the owner of a shared folder you can unshare the folder at any time.

To unshare a folder on dropbox.com:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click Files.
  3. Navigate to or search for the shared folder you're interested in.
  4. Hover over the folder and click Share.
  5. Click the settings icon (gear icon).
  6. Click Unshare folder.
  7. Click Unshare.

To unshare a folder using the Dropbox desktop app:

  1. Right-click the shared folder.
  2. Click Share…
  3. Click the settings icon (gear icon).
  4. Click Unshare folder.
  5. Click Unshare.
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