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Removing a person from all shared folders and files

New member | Level 2

I share my various folders and files with different people. I want to remove one person ("X") from all the folders and files that are shared with X.


Is there any menu I can go to to simply "Unshare all folders and files with X"? Or is my only option to go through every folder and file to check who it's shared with and remove X if it's shared with X?



Current Status: New

Super User II
Super User II
You need to do it on a per folder basis I'm afraid. There isnt a way to remove one person from everything in one go.
dharma New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2
Oh man, ok that's gonna be a lot of work. Hopefully Dropbox can build this feature in down the line.

Many thanks for your help on this, much appreciated!

Thanks for your suggestion @dharma - great idea. As such, I'm passing this along to the dev team for consideration - it would be great to have an option to remove a person from all of your shared folders in bulk.


Thank you for your feedback and have a lovely day ahead!

Helpful | Level 6
Is this also true for Dropbox Enterprise?

Yes, indeed @MrRogers83


If the person you'd like to remove from your shares is a part of your Team though, you'd be able to delete them from the team. 


I hope this makes sense and let me know if you have any further questions please. Thanks.

Explorer | Level 3

I need this information, as well.  Have you fixed things yet, so we can do this?  It's necessary in a work environment when someone leaves for another job.  I'll be spending hours deleting this one person from all our folders.

Please, dropbox, develop this feature that is truly a necessity.



Thanks for your input on this one @BrieMe - I have already reported this back to the team. 

If there's anything else I can do for you in the meantime, please let me know. 

Thanks and happy Monday!


LearningLibrary New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Has this been fixed since this was posted? seems like a simple and very common need. thx!!


Hey @LearningLibrary - could you elaborate on what exactly would you like to accomplish so as to see what can be done for your case? 

As this is not an option at this moment (as I mentioned above if you're an admin of a team you can remove them from the team completely).

Moreover, as we're always looking for user input regarding our website, I'll make sure to include your comments in my internal report to our development team.

If there's anything else I can do for you in the meantime, please let me know. Thank you!

Explorer | Level 4

Using in your account, go to the folder with the members, click on the members shown on the right. A box will pop-up showing the members and their permissions. There is a drop-down menu for each in which you can change to can edit, can view, make owner, or remove.  It is one by one for each folder and member.