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How do I remove a member from a shared folder?

The owner of a shared folder (and under some conditions, editors) can remove members from the folder. You can find out your role in a shared folder by going to the Sharing page and clicking the Options link for the folder. In the pop-up window, you'll see your role next to your name.

Remove a member from a shared folder

  1. Sign in to the Dropbox website.
  2. Select the Sharing tab from the sidebar on the left
  3. Click the Options link to the right of the shared folder
  4. Click the X for the member you want to remove
Kick out option from Dropbox website
Click the X to remove a member from the folder

Removing shared folder contents from members' hard drives

When you remove members, you'll be given the option to let them keep a copy of the shared folder and its files. If you choose not to, the files will be removed from the members' online accounts immediately and from their linked computers the next time they sync using the Dropbox desktop application. In this case the files will be permanently deleted from those accounts, meaning they can't be recovered even with Dropbox's restore feature.

If you allow removed members to keep a copy of the shared folder, you might want to avoid confusion by letting them know that their copy will no longer sync with other accounts.

Windows users: remove a member from a shared folder

Windows users can remove members of a shared folder using the Dropbox desktop application:

  1. Right-click the shared folder
  2. Select Shared folder settings
  3. Click the X for the member you want to remove