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Remove a shared folder from your Dropbox

You can remove a shared folder at any time by changing the folder's settings on dropbox.com.

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

Remove a shared folder on dropbox.com

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

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.

Note: If you try to remove a shared folder but you are the folder owner, an error message will appear prompting you to first transfer ownership.

Leave folder owner error

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.

Remove a shared folder on your desktop

On some computers you can leave a shared folder from the Dropbox desktop app. If you haven't already, download the desktop app.

Click the dropdown menu beside Show instructions for, and select the computer operating system that you’d like to see instructions for.

  1. Right-click the shared folder.
  2. Select Manage Access…
  3. In the webpage that opens, click the dropdown next to your name and select Remove my access.
  1. Right-click the shared folder.
  2. Select Manage Access...
  3. In the webpage that opens, click the dropdown next to your name and select Remove my access.