How to delete a file from the 'shared files' tab in Figma

Hi there :wave: I want to clear out my shared files page in Figma. I was given ownership of this file and I have duplicated it into my drafts but when I try to delete the shared file I get this message.


I am also stuck there, I was able to leave some of the files where I was explicitly added, but the files with “anyone with link” permission I am not able to leave them.

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Hi. I have the same issue. What’s gonna happen if I delete a file? Will other people lose access to it or not? Or this button delets a file just from my Figma account?

Hey Tessa - in your instance, are you trying to delete the original file that was a shared file? When you say you were given ownership, was it specifically transferred ownership? it may be that you were given shared edit access, and you can’t remove it because it’s technically not your file.

For Swapnil - Did you inherit access to the file? If you have inherited access to the file via a project or team, you need to leave that project or team to remove your access.

For Sergei – are you talking about deleting a file that you own, and have shared access with ‌other people? Deleting a file will remove the file for all collaborators, not just yourself.

I’d recommend everyone take a look at these help pages:

Has anyone found a solution to this problem yet? None of the solutions provided seem to work. If someone shares a file with you with the link set to “anyone with the link,” the file will remain in your “Shared files” tab even if you leave the file. Is there any way to remove the file from the “Shared files” tab?

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Any word on this?

If someone has shared a file with you, and you’d like to exit the file so it doesn’t appear anywhere without deleting it for yourself or anybody else, this link explains how it’s done:

Basically you right-click on the file and select “Share”. From there, find your name in the list and tap the little drop down menu to the right of it. Choose the “Leave” option, and you’re done!

Here is how it’s done:

Check my comment at the bottom of this thread for a more detailed explanation.