How do I kick a member out of a shared folder?

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You need to be the owner of the shared folder in order to kick out a member. If you created the folder, you are the owner unless you've left the folder or transferred ownership to someone else. Owners of shared folders are marked "owner" in gray in the folder's settings on the Dropbox website.

Kick a member out of 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 gear icon next to the member and select Kick Out from the pull-down menu.
Kick out option from Dropbox website
Kick out option from the sharing options window

Removing shared folder contents from members' hard drives

When you kick members out, 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 kicked-out 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.

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