Full Tutorial: How to Stop Sharing in OneDrive Effectively

On this page, we are discussing how to stop sharing in OneDrive step by step. If you need to stop sharing in your OneDrive, you can refer to the operation steps here.


by Zoey Lasted Updated March 28, 2023

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How do I stop OneDrive from sharing files?

As a professional cloud storage service, OneDrive offers comprehensive backup and sync features for your files or folder. What’s more, sharing is another core feature of OneDrive. With the sharing feature, you can share OneDrive with another user or external users, which highly improves the efficiency of information sharing between you and your team or family, or friends.

However, for various reasons, you need to stop sharing in OneDrive sometimes. How do you stop sharing in OneDrive? Of course, OneDrive allows you to stop sharing or change the permissions of shared files and folders at any time. We prepare detailed steps for different OneDrive accounts in the following part.

How to stop sharing in OneDrive step by step

If you need to stop sharing OneDrive in Windows 10, 11, and any other operating systems, you can perform it on the OneDrive official web page directly. For more information, please read the following section.

Part 1. How to stop sharing in OneDrive Personal or Home

If you have performed bulk upload to OneDrive, and then shared files with others in a OneDrive Personal or Home account, you can refer to this method.

1. On the My files page from the OneDrive official website, locate your shared file or folder and press the three-dot icon. Choose the Details option here.

OneDrive File Detail

2. Then you will see the detailed information on the right of the OneDrive page. Select the Manage access link under Has access.

OneDrive Details

3. You can press the cross icon next to the shared link. Or, you can stop sharing with a certain user by clicking on the downward arrow next to him and choose Stop Sharing.

OneDrive Stop Sharing

Part 2. How to stop sharing in OneDrive for work or school

If you are using OneDrive for work or school, how to stop sharing all files on OneDrive? Here is the detailed guideline to do it:

1. Likewise, choose the file or folder that you want to stop sharing, and click Manage access on the detail page.

2. According to different sharing methods, you may see different options here and you can take different actions to stop sharing in OneDrive.

  • You can click on the three-dot icon beside the shared link and press the cross icon.
  • Or, you can expand the list of shared users. Then click on the cross icon next to the user.
  • If you want to stop sharing with the user who has direct access to files, you can click on the downward arrow and choose Stop sharing.

OneDrive Business Stop Sharing

Part 3. How to remove shared files in OneDrive

If you are a recipient of the OneDrive shared file or folder, and you do not need to access the shared file or folder, you can remove shared files in OneDrive.

Find the file in the shared list, then right-click on it to choose Remove from shared list. Then you will see a window popping up and letting you confirm. Press the Remove button.

Remove Shared Item

Tip: how to share OneDrive files with other accounts

If you have more than a OneDrive cloud storage account, and you need to share files between them, here we recommend you a free cloud service - CBackup.

In CBackup, there is a core feature called cloud to cloud sync, which allows you transfer files from one OneDrive account to another directly. Besides, you can share files between cloud drive accounts from different platforms as well, like Google Drive, Dropbox, FTP/SFTP, and so on.

When you try CBackup to perform a cloud task, you will get a great user experience in many aspects.

The interface and operation steps are quite user-friendly in CBackup.
Cloud to cloud transfer tasks can be performed on one interface, instead of switching between different cloud drive pages.
There is no limitation on transfer speed and file type. Any type of data is supported to transfer without a speed limit.

Next, let’s talk about how to share files from OneDrive to another cloud drive account in detail.

1. Go to the CBackup official website. Sign up for a CBackup account and sign into it.

2. Click on the My Storage tab, and press the + Add Cloud button to add your OneDrive account and target cloud drive account to CBackup.

Add Cloud

3. Then go to select the Sync Tasks section, and press the New Task button to create a new cloud to cloud sync task for your OneDrive files.

Create Sync

4. Click on the Add Source button to choose files from your OneDrive account, then press the Add Destination button to choose the target cloud drive account.

Add Souce Destination

5. After the above, click on the Start Sync button to transfer files from OneDrive account to another account directly.

OneDrive to Dropbox Sync

Tip: If you need to transfer files between these two cloud drive accounts often, you can set up a scheduler for it. Just click on the Settings button at the bottom, then you can enable the Scheduler feature and choose a certain time mode for your schedule OneDrive sync to another cloud drive account.

Select Schedule

★Tips: As a professional cloud service, CBackup has many core features and you can try them for free.
Combine cloud storage: With this feature, you can increase OneDrive storage for free. It allows you to merge unlimited cloud storage accounts into one combined cloud for a larger cloud storage space.
Backup to public cloud: In CBackup, you can back up data from your computer to different mainstream cloud drives, including Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive.
Free cloud storage: CBackup provides each account with 10GB of free cloud storage in CBackup Cloud, which can be used as a backup destination.

Written in the end

We have introduced how to stop sharing in OneDrive here. At the same time, we provide a free method for you to share OneDrive files with other cloud drive accounts easily and quickly. You can use it to transfer files to cloud storage from your computer as well.

Zoey · Editor
Zoey works as an English editor of CBackup. She provides tech information about cloud backup, cloud sync and some other cloud services as well. She hopes that her articles will be greatly helpful for users. She is fond of music, film, and photography.

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