Stop sharing OneDrive files or folders or change permissions

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.

Stop or change sharing

If you are the file owner, or have edit permissions, you can stop or change the sharing permissions. Here are the steps:

  1. Select the file or folder you want to stop sharing.

  2. Select Information Information in the upper-right corner to open the Details pane.

  3. Select Manage access and:

    • Select the X next to a link to disable it.

    • Select Can Edit or Can View, and then select Stop Sharing.

    • Select Can Edit or Can View and then select Change to….

Screenshot of the Sharing section of the Details pane for a shared file.

Notes: 

  • 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 OneDrive.com, select Shared in the left pane, and then select Shared by me.

Need more help?

Get help by emailing the OneDrive support team.

See more support pages for OneDrive.

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