My friend invited me to share a 3gb folder she had. I accepted. Now I want to leave the folder and cant. I followed the advice from:
The problem is that no folders appear under 'Sharing' in my Dropbox so I cant remove myself. I also looked for other ways to leave the folder but see no option to remove myself.
Any ideas on how?
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Yes and no. My real issue is that I need to delete this 3gb folder as it is eating up all my space. When I have tried to delete folders in the past a series of odd things have happened:
If I am not the folder owner (lie in this case) then dropbox will delete the folder but the space usage remains. If I try to permanently delete the folder from my trash then dropbox says I dont have permission to delete the files (out of my own trash bin!). I have about 1gb currently of trash I cant permanently delete because the folder owner is someone else.
So this time I wanted to remove myself first.
To make sure we're on the same page, could you send me a screenshot (without any personal info) of what you see when you click on the Share button next to the shared folder you're trying to remove your access from?
Looking forward to hearing back from you!
Hey @Redthreadmom, thanks for checking in with us!
At first, please note that any files you delete from the shared folder will be removed for every other member as well.
If you don't want to have access to the shared folder, you can remove yourself by following the steps outlined here.
If you're having trouble with this though, please let me know at which point exactly you're getting stuck and I'd be more than happy to help look into it.
Keep me posted!
Hi Lusil, can't figure out how to add in the screenshot. But when I hoover the mouse over the folder I like to remove my access to, I don't have the option "Remove my access." in the "Share" popup menu. Only options are: "Invite via email" and "Add to Trello".
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