How to Unshare Dropbox Folder: 5 Ways

Do you want to know how to unshare Dropbox folders? Go through this article to get 5 solutions.


by Jonna Lasted Updated March 21, 2023

Share this: instagram reddit

Why Unshare Dropbox Folder?


I have a shared folder on Dropbox that I'd like to unshare. How do I unshare Dropbox folders?

On Dropbox, using the Share feature to share Dropbox folders with others is a great way to let multiple users edit documents in real-time and increase productivity without the repetitive process of sending files back and forth via email. However, the day may come when you need to stop sharing Dropbox folders for various reasons. This guide aims to teach you how to unshare Dropbox folders.

How to Unshare Dropbox Folder

Whether you as a sharer of a folder want to stop all members from accessing the shared folder or remove access to the shared folder for certain members, or you as a participant need to stop accessing Dropbox shared folders, you can find how-to instructions here!

Part 1. How to Unshare Dropbox Folder

As is known to all of us, Dropbox allows you to share folders in two ways - using a link or inviting other Dropbox users to join your shared folders. If you share folders through a link, when the sharee has downloaded or saved the shared folder to their Dropbox account, even if you delete the shared link, they still have a copy of the folder.

Now, let’s take a look at how to unshare a folder in Dropbox in 3 different methods as a sharer.

Way 1. Delete Dropbox Shared Link to Unshare Folders

If you're sharing a Dropbox folder with others via a link, removing the link is the easiest way to stop sharing Dropbox folders. It's worth mentioning that only the person who created the shared link can delete it. Here is how to unshare Dropbox links:

Step 1. Log in to

Step 2. Select the shared folder and click on the Share (rectangle with an up arrow) button. Then, click on the gear button on the pop-up screen.

Link Share Settings

Step 3. Select Link for editing or Link for viewing depending upon your situation, then click Delete link > Delete.

Delete Link

If you are not sharing Dropbox folders via a link, you can go on with the following two ways to learn how to stop sharing a folder in Dropbox.

Way 2. Remove Certain Members from Accessing Dropbox Shared Folder

If you added wrong participants to the shared folder, how to unshare folders on Dropbox with a certain member but not everyone? Here are guides on how to unshare Dropbox folder with one or more people:

Step 1. On the Dropbox web, click on Share for the shared folder or file, then tap Who can access on the fly-out screen.

Who Can Access

Step 2. From the list of shared participants, click the drop-down menu next to the name of the member you want to remove.

Step 3. Click Remove to let Dropbox unshare folders.


Way 3. Delete Dropbox Shared Folder from all Member Accounts by Unshare Folder

If you shared the wrong folder and want to know how to unshare a Dropbox folder for all members, you can directly unshare it. Please proceed with the how to unshare in Dropbox guide below:

Step 1. On the My files page of Dropbox web, hover over the folder you’d like to unshare, then click the Share (rectangle with an up arrow) icon.

Step 2. Tap on the gear button in the top right corner.

Step 3. Select Unshare folder under Folder settings and click Unshare to confirm it.

Unshare Folder

Part 2. How to Remove a Dropbox Shared Folder

As a sharee of a shared folder, how to unshare yourself from Dropbox folder? There are two methods to delete Dropbox files and folders that someone shares with you from your Dropbox cloud.

Way 1. Delete Shared Dropbox Folders Temporarily

Step 1. Select the shared folder you wish to remove and click on the ellipsis (...) button.

Step 2. Click Delete to delete shared files from Dropbox.

Delete Shared Folder on Dropbox

If you want to add them back to your Dropbox account in the future, you can go to the Shared tab, and click Add to Dropbox.

Way 2. Remove Dropbox Shared Folders Permanently

Step 1. Hover over the folder you want to permanently remove, click Share, and then Who can access.

Step 2. Open the dropdown menu next to your name and select Remove my access.

After you remove a shared folder permanently, you can only as the owner of the shared folder to invite you if you need to join it again.

What Happens if I Remove a Shared Folder from Dropbox?

"If I delete a shared folder in Dropbox, does it delete for everyone?" It depends on the circumstances. If you are the creator of a shared folder, deleting it will remove it from all members' Dropbox accounts and they will no longer be able to access it.

If you are not the creator of the shared folder, deleting it will only remove it from your own Dropbox account. Other members of the folder will still be able to access it.

Better Way to Share Dropbox Files

In addition to using the Dropbox Share feature to share Dropbox files with others, with the help of MultCloud, you can easily share Dropbox files with non-users and share Dropbox files with other clouds, like OneDrive, Google Drive, MEGA, pCloud, Google Workspace, etc.

MultCloud is a professional cloud file manager that aims to help you manage all cloud drives in one place. It currently supports more than 30 mainstream cloud storage services. You can use it to move files between cloud storage seamlessly. Steps on how to share Dropbox files/folders using MultCloud are listed below.

Step 1. Sign up for MultCloud and log in.

Step 2. Click Add Cloud to select Dropbox to add your account.

Add Dropbox

Step 3. Hit Dropbox to pick the file you intend to share, and click Share > Share with Multcloud.

Share on Dropbox

Step 4. Choose Public Share, Private Share, or Source share as you prefer, and hit Create Share. Then, press Copy to share Dropbox files with anyone.

Copy Share Link

If you want to transfer Dropbox files to Google Workspace, Google Drive, OneDrive, and other clouds, you can simply use the Cloud Transfer or Cloud Sync tool to complete it quickly and effortlessly.

Sync Dropbox to Google Workspace


On this page, we explained how to unshare Dropbox folders in several ways. Upon your request, you could unshare folder with everyone, delete certain members’ access, or remove yourself from a Dropbox shared folder.

Besides, if you need a more flexible way to share Dropbox files/folders, the third-party tool MultCloud can help you share and manage Dropbox files as well. With this tool, you could even merge personal and business Dropbox without a hitch.

Jonna · Editor
Jonna becomes a professional in the areas of cloud backup and restoration, data protection, etc. after years of learning and researching. She maintains a keen eye for the latest technology trends, ensuring that the information provided is always in step with industry developments.

Free Cloud Backup & Sync Service

Transfer files between cloud drives, combine cloud storage to gain free unlimited space

Get Started Now

Secure & Free