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Can't remove my own acess to a file

Can't remove my own acess to a file

Kroketti
Explorer | Level 4

This help page https://www.dropbox.com/help/files-folders/leave-shared-folder suggests to remove yourself from having acess to a file/folder in order to unshare it and remove it from your dropbox but leave it for everyone else. However, when I try this, there is no dropdown menu next to my name. There is an arrow for all other names but not for mine (I am not the creator of the folder). If I try to do it via the desktop app, I receive an error message saying that I don't have permission to remove myself.

 

Help would be highly appreciated!

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Re: Can't remove my own acess to a file

Walter
Dropboxer
Could you try removing your access from this folder through your account's sharing tab then @Kroketti?

That might do the trick for you. 

Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Can't remove my own acess to a file

Walter
Dropboxer
Hi @Kroketti; welcome to our Community!

You'll need to transfer the ownership of the folder to another member first. Then, you'll be able to remove your own access from the shared folder in question normally.

Let us know if you have any other questions!

Walter
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Re: Can't remove my own acess to a file

Kroketti
Explorer | Level 4

Hi Walter,

thank you for your suggestion!

 

Unfortunately, I am not the owner of the file/folder so I can not transfer ownership.

 

I have attached a screenshot for clarification of my problem.

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Re: Can't remove my own acess to a file

Walter
Dropboxer
Could you try removing your access from this folder through your account's sharing tab then @Kroketti?

That might do the trick for you. 

Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: Can't remove my own acess to a file

Kroketti
Explorer | Level 4

Yes, I can remove my access from the whole folder via the sharing tab, thank you for your suggestion.

I assume it is not possible to remove my access from subfolders or single files?

Re: Can't remove my own acess to a file

Walter
Dropboxer
Since the parent folder would still be considered as shared (with you), this wouldn't be possible indeed @Kroketti.

All folders inherit the sharing properties of their parent folders, so if any folder higher in the hierarchy is shared already, the subfolders cannot have its own sharing properties.

I hope this makes sense and please let us know if you have any more questions!

Walter
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