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 the name of the file you want to disable comments on.
  3. Click Comments in the right sidebar. 
    • If the right sidebar isn’t open, click the arrow or Comments button on the right-side of the screen.
  4. Click “" (ellipsis) in the comments window.
  5. Click Disable comments.

To enable comments again, you can:

  • Follow the same steps as above, then click 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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