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How to Stop Sharing Your OneDrive Files and Folders


You can easily save your files to OneDrive and get to them from any device, like your Windows 10 PC, Windows 10 tablet, or Windows 10 Mobile phone.

You can use OneDrive to share photos, Microsoft Office documents, other files, and entire folders with people.

You can stop sharing an item, or change the permissions others have to it, if you are the owner of the item or have edit permissions.

This tutorial will show you how to stop sharing your OneDrive files and folders with links and people.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: To Stop Sharing a OneDrive File or Folder from a Link
  • Option Two: To Stop Sharing a OneDrive File or Folder from People or Group
  • Option Three: To Remove OneDrive File or Folder Shared to You





Stop Sharing OneDrive Files and Folders OPTION ONE Stop Sharing OneDrive Files and Folders
To Stop Sharing a OneDrive File or Folder from a Link

1. Go online to your OneDrive at Microsoft, and sign in if you are not already.

2. Click/tap on the Information icon in the toolbar at the top right corner to show the Details pane. (see screenshot below)

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3. Select (check) a file or folder that you want to stop sharing, and click/tap on the X next to the link in the Details pane. (see screenshot below)

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4. Click/tap on Remove link to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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5. The link to share the selected file or folder has now been removed. (see screenshot below)

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Stop Sharing OneDrive Files and Folders OPTION TWO Stop Sharing OneDrive Files and Folders
To Stop Sharing a OneDrive File or Folder from People or Group

1. Go online to your OneDrive at Microsoft, and sign in if you are not already.

2. Click/tap on the Information icon in the toolbar at the top right corner to show the Details pane. (see screenshot below)

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3. Select (check) a file or folder that you want to stop sharing, and click/tap on the Can View or Can Edit permissions menu in the Details pane under the person or group you want to stop sharing with. (see screenshot below)

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4. Click/tap on Stop Sharing. (see screenshot below)

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5. The person or group has now been removed, and can no longer view or edit the file or folder. (see screenshot below)

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Stop Sharing OneDrive Files and Folders OPTION THREE Stop Sharing OneDrive Files and Folders
To Remove OneDrive File or Folder Shared to You


This option is to remove a file or folder shared to you by someone to remove it from your shared list, and so you will no longer have access to it.

1. Go online to your OneDrive at Microsoft, and sign in if you are not already.

2. Click/tap on Shared in the left pane under your OneDrive menu. (see screenshot below)

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3. Right click or press and hold on the file or folder shared by someone you want to remove, and click/tap on Remove from shared list. (see screenshot below)

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4. Click/tap on Remove to confirm. (see screenshot below)

If this shared file or folder was spam, then you can check the Report this folder/file as spam box before clicking on Remove.

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5. The shared file or folder has now been removed from your shared list, and you no longer have access to the file or folder. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn