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How to leave a Dropbox shared folder

How to leave a Dropbox shared folder

Amy
Community Manager
You might have seen us talk a lot about sharing files and working together, but every now and then there comes a time when you need to leave a shared folder. 
 
It doesn’t have to be awkward, this isn’t a breakup. It’s probably just the end of a project, so here’s how to gracefully exit from a shared folder. (And don’t worry, much like a breakup, you can have some time to think about it too).
 

How do I leave a Dropbox shared folder? 

 
 To leave a Dropbox folder, you first need to make a choice, do you want to leave the folder forever?
 
Want to temporarily remove a folder (with the option to add it back later) from your Dropbox account? Follow the steps below. 
  • When you sign in to dropbox.com, find the folder you want to leave and hover over the name and click "..." (ellipsis).
  • Click Delete.
 
But if you’re sure you’re sure, you can permanently remove the folder from your Dropbox account, by following these steps.
  • Sign in to dropbox.com.
  • Hover over the name of the folder you'd like to permanently remove and click the share icon (rectangle with an up arrow).
  • Click [x] people have access.
  • Click the dropdown next to your name.
  • Click Remove my access.
 

How can I get access to a deleted folder? 

 
If you mis-clicked or removed a folder accidentally, you will need to ask the owner of the shared folder to invite you again.
 
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