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.

Loginto Office 365 Account

Step 2: Select the Sharepoint icon from office 365

Click on the SharePoint icon and that will redirect you to your SharePoint homepage.

Select Sharepoint Icon from office 365 account

Step 3: Select a file from the 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

Select document from sharepoint site

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

Click on Share Icon

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.

Click on Elipsce Icon

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 link

Copy links to acess the document

Step 7: Click on the Ellipsis Icon Again

It will open a new set of options to control the sharing.

Click on Elipse icon 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 with it.

Click on X to Delete a Sharing Link

Step 9:  Click on Delete Link

By clicking delete, the link no longer works for anyone. Proceed with caution.

Click on Delete Link

Step 10: Alternatively, Click on Stop Sharing

This option deletes the sharing permissions on a file level instead of the link.

Click on Stop Sharing

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.”

Confirm Revoke of Access

We hope you found this article helpful.

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