How do I delete a link to a file or folder?

If you shared a file with someone, you can stop sharing it any time. Deleting a link to a file, or removing a member, removes people’s access to that file. To do so, you'll first need to know how you shared the file:

  • Did you share a link to the file or folder?
  • Did you add a member to the file or folder?

Learn how to tell which method you used to share a file.

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How to delete a link to a file or folder

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click Files.
  3. Click Sharing, then click Links at the top of the page.
  4. Find the name of the file or folder you want to unshare.
  5. Click “” (ellipsis).
  6. Click Delete link.

After you remove a link to a file, no one can access that file through the link. If they downloaded the file or saved it to their Dropbox account, they will still have their copy of the file.

How to remove a member from a file or folder

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click Files.
  3. Navigate to the file or folder you’re interested in and hover your cursor over it.
  4. Click Share.
  5. Click the dropdown menu beside the name of the person you want to remove from the file.
  6. Click Remove.

After you remove a member from a file, that person can no longer access your version of the file on dropbox.com or through their invite. If they downloaded the file or saved it to their Dropbox account, they will still have their copy of the file.

If you invited people to a folder, you can also unshare that folder completely.

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