I have a lightning-input with type file so I can upload files. I don't want the little box that says "Or drop files" that shows up beside the upload button to show. Is there a way to hide it? upload screenshot

I've already seen the solution at Lightning:input type="file" change the "Upload Files" text, but it isn't working for me in LWC.




.THIS .slds-file-selector__dropzone .slds-file-selector__text{
    display: none !important;

.THIS .slds-file-selector__text .slds-medium-show {
    display: none !important;

rendered .html

<span lightning-input_input="" class="slds-file-selector__text slds-medium-show">Or drop files</span>

2 Answers 2


I don't think you can access this because of the shadow dom limiting your access to it. may have to build one from scratch : /

  • I was afraid of that, thanks
    – aaron
    Commented Sep 24, 2020 at 13:55
  • I would recommend using one of the workarounds from that thread, such as loadStyle or <style>. They're kind of hacky but you're going to have a really hard time recreating the standard upload component Commented Sep 30, 2020 at 0:52

Actually there is one workaround that I used in my case

The idea is to 'hide' DropZone text. For that you need to create your css class and add your class to the lightning-file-upload component

        class="slds-align_absolute-center removeDropZone"

Then let's go to the css file and add that lines

 .removeDropZone {
      color: #ffffff;
      --lwc-borderWidthThin: 0px;

The result: The result

Note: It does not help you too remove drop zone, this way helps to hide it.

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