Remove a shared folder from your Dropbox

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

  • Temporarily remove the folder (with the option to add it back later)
  • Permanently remove the folder

Temporarily remove a folder (with the option to add it back later)

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click Files.
  3. Navigate to or search for the shared folder you’re interested in.
  4. Click (ellipsis) next to the shared folder name.
  5. Click Delete.

Permanently remove a folder

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click Files.
  3. Navigate to the shared folder you want to permanently remove from your Dropbox account.
  4. Click Share next to the folder.
  5. Click the dropdown next to your name.
  6. Click Remove my access.

If you remove a folder accidentally, you will 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 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 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 whitelist https://www.dropbox.com. However, note that not all extensions support this functionality.

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