Stop sharing OneDrive files or folders or change permissions

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

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Note: You can't change the permission of a sharing link from edit to view or from view to edit. The way around it is to delete your sharing link and create a new one with a different permission. The video shows the steps to do this from a OneDrive personal account. The experience is slightly different if you're using OneDrive with a work or school account.

Here are the steps:

  1. Select the item you want (In tile view, select the circle in the upper corner of the shared item.), and then select the Information icon on the bar at the top of the page.

    Screenshot of selecting an item and clicking the information icon

  2. In the Details pane, scroll down to the Sharing section and expand the section to see what's inside.

  3. To stop sharing a link, select the X next to a link to disable it.

    Screenshot of disabling a link in the Details pane to stop sharing an item

    To stop sharing with a person or group, select that person or group's permissions, and then select Stop sharing. To change a person or group's permissions between editing and only viewing, select the permissions you want to change.

    Screenshot of choosing a person's permissions and stop sharing


  • If your Microsoft account is set with Family Safety, and your parent has turned off contact management, you can only share items with people who are already on your contact list.

  • Please respect copyright and be careful what you share online. Copying or sharing unauthorized materials violates the Microsoft Services Agreement.

See the items you've shared

On, select Shared in the left pane, and then select Shared by me.

Need more help?

Get help by emailing the OneDrive support team.

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