How to leave a shared Dropbox folder

Updated May 21, 2024
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The information in this article applies to all Dropbox users, unless otherwise stated.

There are two ways to remove a shared folder from your Dropbox account:

  • Temporarily leave the folder (with the option to join back later)
  • Permanently leave the folder

If you’re the owner of a shared folder and want to remove access, learn how to remove specific members or unshare the folder.

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How to temporarily leave a folder

  1. Log in to
  2. Hover over the name of the folder you’d like to remove and click "..." (ellipsis).
  3. Click Delete.

How to permanently leave a folder

  1. Log in to
  2. Hover over the name of the folder you'd like to permanently leave and click Share.
  3. Click Who can access beneath the folder name.
  4. Click the dropdown next to your name.
  5. Click Remove my access.

If you leave a folder accidentally, you'll need to ask the owner of the shared folder to invite you again.

What if I'm not seeing the shared folder options window?

If the shared folder options window fails to pop up in your browser, you may be experiencing an issue caused by a third-party browser extension or an add-on (such as a pop-up or ad blocker).

If this happens, temporarily disable any browser extensions or add-ons that are running. Once you remove your access to a shared folder or update other settings, you can re-enable these browser extensions.

If you'd like to continue using the extension, you may be able to create an exception for Dropbox, or allowlist

However, not all extensions support this functionality.


Learn more about Dropbox folders

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