Delete a sharing permission from a file or folder

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Remove access to a DriveItem.

Only sharing permissions that are not inherited can be deleted. The inheritedFrom property must be null.


One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Permission type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) Files.ReadWrite, Files.ReadWrite.All, Sites.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Files.ReadWrite, Files.ReadWrite.All
Application Files.ReadWrite.All, Sites.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

DELETE /drives/{drive-id}/items/{item-id}/permissions/{perm-id}
DELETE /groups/{group-id}/drive/items/{item-id}/permissions/{perm-id}
DELETE /me/drive/items/{item-id}/permissions/{perm-id}
DELETE /sites/{site-id}/drive/items/{item-id}/permissions/{perm-id}
DELETE /users/{user-id}/drive/items/{item-id}/permissions/{perm-id}

Optional request headers

Name Type Description
if-match string If this request header is included and the eTag (or cTag) provided does not match the current tag on the item, a 412 Precondition Failed response is returned and the item will not be deleted.


If successful, this method returns 204 No Content response code.


This example removes the permission identified as {perm-id} from the item {item-id} in the current user's OneDrive.

DELETE /me/drive/items/{item-id}/permissions/{perm-id}


HTTP/1.1 204 No Content


  • Drives with a driveType of personal (OneDrive Personal) cannot create or modify permissions on the root DriveItem.