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Use Teams on the desktop or web to delete files. Use SharePoint or OneDrive to recover them.

Delete a file from OneDrive

  1. Open OneDrive  OneDrive icon in Teams.

  2. Select My files  OD my files icon.

  3. Hover over the file you want to delete and select More actions  OD more horizontal icon > Delete  OD recycle bin icon.

OD my files delete

Your file will be moved to Recycle bin

Recover a file from OneDrive

  1. Open OneDrive  OneDrive icon in Teams.

  2. Select Recycle bin  OD recycle bin icon.

  3. Find the file you want to recover.

  4. Right-click the file and select Restore.

The file will be restored to the last location it was stored. 

Delete a file from a channel

  1. Go to the Files tab in a channel.

  2. Find the file you want to delete.

  3. Hover over the file and select More options  More options button  > Delete.

    To delete several files at once, hover over each file and select the circled check mark in the left column. Then hover over one of the files and select More options  More options button  > Delete.

    Select multiple files

Delete a file from a chat

You can remove a file from a chat message you've already sent by editing the message (see Edit or delete a sent message for instructions).

Recover a deleted channel file

  1. Open a channel and select the Files tab.

  2. Select Open in SharePoint at the top of the page.

  3. In SharePoint, select Toggle navigation pane  Chrome menu iconRecycle bin.

  4. Hover over the file(s) you want to recover and select the circled check mark in the left column of the file's row.

  5. Select Restore .

The file will be restored to the last location it was stored. 

Delete a file from a channel

  1. Go to the Files tab in a channel.

  2. Select More options  More options button  next to the file and then select Delete.

    Select Delete

    To delete several files at once, select each file by clicking the left side of its row, and then select More options  More options button  next to one of the selected files.

    Select multiple files

Delete a file from a chat

You can remove a file from a chat message you've already sent by editing the message (see Edit or delete a sent message for instructions).

Recover a deleted channel file

  1. Open the channel's Files tab and select Open in SharePoint at the top of the page.

  2. In SharePoint, select Recycle bin on the left side of the page. 
    This will show a list of all files deleted from every channel in the team.

  3. Select the file (or files) you want to recover and then select Restore at the top of the page.

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