Files: delete

Permanently deletes a file owned by the user without moving it to the trash. If the file belongs to a shared drive the user must be an organizer on the parent. If the target is a folder, all descendants owned by the user are also deleted. Try it now.

Request

HTTP request

DELETE https://www.googleapis.com/drive/v3/files/fileId

Parameters

Parameter name Value Description
Path parameters
fileId string The ID of the file.
Optional query parameters
supportsAllDrives boolean Deprecated - Whether the requesting application supports both My Drives and shared drives. This parameter will only be effective until June 1, 2020. Afterwards all applications are assumed to support shared drives. (Default: false)
supportsTeamDrives boolean Deprecated use supportsAllDrives instead. (Default: false)

Authorization

This request requires authorization with at least one of the following scopes:

Scope
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/drive
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/drive.file
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/drive.appdata

Some scopes are restricted and require a security assessment for your app to use them. For more information, see the authentication and authorization page.

Request body

Do not supply a request body with this method.

Response

If successful, this method returns an empty response body.

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