Stop sharing OneDrive or SharePoint files or folders, or change permissions

Stop sharing OneDrive or SharePoint files or folders, or change permissions

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

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.

Stop or change sharing

If you are the file owner, 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.

  4. Click the link that you want to edit, and then on the Edit link page:

    • Select Remove Link to delete the link and stop sharing with that link.

    • Select the password and change it, or clear the Set password check box to remove the password.

      Note: Password-protected links are coming soon.

    • Update the link expiration date, or clear the Set link expiration check box to remove the expiration date from the link.

Screenshot of Edit Link settings

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.

Stop or change sharing

Files and folders can be shared by sending someone a sharing link, or by giving them direct access to the file or folder. (People may also have access to a file or folder if they've been given access to the site itself.)

If you are the file owner, you can stop sharing the file or folder.

If someone has been given direct access, or has access through a specific people link, you can also change the sharing permissions between view and edit.

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:

    • To stop sharing the file entirely, click Stop sharing.

    • To delete a sharing link, click the ellipsis (...) next to the link, and click the X.

    • To stop sharing with specific people, expand the list under a specific people link and click the X to remove someone.

    • If change permissions or stop sharing with someone who has direct access, under Direct Access, click the dropdown next to the person's name and choose the option that you want.

Screenshot of the manage access panel showing sharing links. Screenshot of direct access links

See the items you've shared

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

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