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Why is my folder still a shared folder even after I removed the other member?

Previously I was sharing a folder with one other dropbox user, and now I have removed them. However the folder icon still denotes that it is a shared folder (both in the finder and on the web app). Any solution? THx.

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Dropboxer

Re: Unsharing

Sorry to hear that @SS19 - have you restarted your computer to see if this persists?

 

If you are following these steps to un-share the folder in question you shouldn't be getting this. I just did this on my end on a shared folder and the icon switched to a normal folder's one right away as soon as I unshared it so I would suggest that you give this another try while making sure that you've unshared this folder with all of the members of the folder.

 

I hope this points you towards the right direction and please let me know how it goes. Thanks!




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Re: Why is my folder still a shared folder even after I removed the other member?

@SS19

 

To expand on what @Walter stated, simply removing all members of a share doesn't unshare the folder. It's still shared with you as the only member. The only way to properly unshare a folder is to follow the steps that @Walter posted.

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Dropboxer

Re: Unsharing

Sorry to hear that @SS19 - have you restarted your computer to see if this persists?

 

If you are following these steps to un-share the folder in question you shouldn't be getting this. I just did this on my end on a shared folder and the icon switched to a normal folder's one right away as soon as I unshared it so I would suggest that you give this another try while making sure that you've unshared this folder with all of the members of the folder.

 

I hope this points you towards the right direction and please let me know how it goes. Thanks!




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Super User II

Re: Why is my folder still a shared folder even after I removed the other member?

@SS19

 

To expand on what @Walter stated, simply removing all members of a share doesn't unshare the folder. It's still shared with you as the only member. The only way to properly unshare a folder is to follow the steps that @Walter posted.

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Level 2

Re: Unsharing

Same issue. I created the original folder and unshared it , and it still shows the shared icon and now I can't share the subfolders, I can only send a link. Please fix this, as it's been a probelem for a while.

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Dropboxer

Re: Unsharing

If it shows as shared (you can verify this by the icon on the folder itself) it's still considered a shared folder with you as the only member. Have you tried un-sharing it completely @Robin W.16




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