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How can I remove myself from a shared folder?

Explorer | Level 3

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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZoTpNkvPCI

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?
Thanks

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Re: How can I remove myself from a shared folder?

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Hey @Padidto5, have you tried removing the shared folder by following the steps outlined here?
 
Let me know if it helps!

Lusil
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Re: How can I remove myself from a shared folder?

Explorer | Level 3

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.

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Re: How can I remove myself from a shared folder?

Dropboxer
Hey @Padidto5
 
To remove yourself from the shared folder while you’re a member, try doing so from the website:
  1. Sign in to the website.
  2. Click Files.
  3. Navigate to the shared folder you want to permanently remove from your Dropbox account.
  4. Select the Share button that should appear next to the folder when you hover over it.
  5. Find your name under the list of emails. 
  6. Click on the Can view/Can edit that’s next to your name.
  7. Select Remove my access.
If you’re not seeing this option or you’re still having trouble with this, let me know. 

Lusil
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