How to Revoke Sharing Permissions of a SharePoint File
Sharing files in SharePoint or OneDrive for Business is quite easy. However, at times, users may struggle to find a way to revoke the file-sharing access for a user or a group of users. In this article, we provided information on how to remove sharing permissions for a user or multiple users.
- A SharePoint account
- At least one file shared with another one
Step 1: Log In to Your Office 365 Account
Enter your login credentials and access the Office 365 home dashboard.
Step 2: Select Sharepoint icon from office 365
Click on the SharePoint icon and that will redirect you to your SharePoint homepage.
Step 3: Select a file from Documents Icon
By this select a document or file for which you want the sharing permissions to be removed, you should be aware of the file precisely. If you don’t, you need to search the document in your SharePoint until you find it out.
Step 4: Click on Share Icon
Click on the small share icon visible next to the name of the file. That should open the file-sharing options dialog box.
Step 5: Click on the Ellipsis Icon
Click on the ellipsis seen right next to the Send Link. That will open more sharing options and allows you to manage the existing sharing.
Step 6: Locate Links that Are Currently Giving Access
As seen in the image, there are links to the file currently being shared. Locate ellipsis again seen right next to the links.
Step 7: Click on the Ellipsis Icon Again
It will open a new set of options to control the sharing.
Step: 8 Click on X to Delete a Sharing Link
This option removes the entire link thus removing access to anyone who has it.
Step 9: Click on Delete Link
By clicking delete, the link no longer works for anyone. Proceed with caution.
Step 10: Alternatively, Click on Stop Sharing
This option deletes the sharing permissions on a file-level as opposed to the link.
Step 11: Confirm It
Once you click on Stop Sharing, the file will no longer be shared with anyone.
Step 12: Confirm Revoke of Access
Click on the red circle as seen in the picture to find the current sharing activity of the file. If it is not shared with anyone, then it must show “This item is not shared.”
We hope you found this article helpful.