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Remove a shared folder from your Dropbox

It's possible to remove a shared folder from your account in two ways. You can:

  • remove the folder temporarily and have the ability to re-add it later
  • permanently remove your access to the folder

This article includes instructions on both methods for removing shared folders.

Remove with the ability to add back

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click the Sharing tab.
  3. Scroll to the Folders in your Dropbox section.
  4. Click ... next to the shared folder.
  5. Click the dropdown next to your name and select Remove from Dropbox.

Permanently remove

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click the Sharing tab.
  3. Scroll to the Folders in your Dropbox section.
  4. Click Share next to the shared folder.
  5. Click the dropdown next to your name and select Remove my access.

A pop-up message will ask you to confirm your choice and give you the option to keep a copy of the folder and its files on your hard drive.

If you remove a folder accidentally, you 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 removed a shared folder or updated other settings you can re-enable the browser extensions.

If you'd like to continue using the extension, you may be able to create an exception for Dropbox or add https://www.dropbox.com to a "whitelist." Unfortunately, not all extensions support this functionality.