Delete a form or recover a deleted form

Delete a form or recover a deleted form

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You can easily delete a form, recover a deleted form, or permanently delete a form.

Delete a form

  1. Go to Microsoft Forms, sign in with your Microsoft 365 work or school account or Microsoft personal account (Hotmail, Live, or Outlook.com).

    Note: You can also log in to Office.com, look for the Microsoft 365 icons on the left, and then select Forms.

  2. Scroll down to the bottom of your page and select All My Forms.

    Link to All My Forms for Microsoft forms on Office.com

    Note: U.S. Government Community Cloud (GCC), GCC High, and DoD environment users: On the form you want to copy, select More options button More form actions > Copy.

  3. On the All forms tab, find the form you want to delete. Select More options in the upper right corner of its tile, and then choose Delete.

    Delete option on a form in Microsoft Forms.

    Tip: If you don't see form tiles, you might be in "list view" instead of "tile view." To delete a form within "list view," hover to the right of the form, select More options, and then select Delete.

    Deleting a form on the Deleted forms tab of Microsoft Forms.

    Notes: 

    • U.S. Government Community Cloud (GCC), GCC High, and DoD environment users: On the form you want to delete, select More options button More form actions in the upper right corner of the form tile, and then select Delete. Click or tap Continue to confirm the form will be moved to the recycle bin.

    • Once in the recycle bin, a form will remain there indefinitely unless you intentionally delete it from the recycle bin as well.

    Tip: If you've signed in with a Microsoft 365 work or school account, you'll also see a Move option, which allows you to transfer ownership of your form. Learn more.

Recover a deleted form

  1. Go to the Deleted forms tab. This tab serves as your recycle bin.

    Note: Each Forms user can create up to 200 single forms, which include those on the Deleted forms tab. (For example, 150 forms in the Microsoft Forms portal + 50 forms on the Deleted forms tab = 200 forms.) If you have both a Forms account and Dynamics 365 Customer Voice (formerly Microsoft Forms Pro) account, your 200 forms limit spans both accounts.

    Notes: 

    • U.S. Government Community Cloud (GCC), GCC High, and DoD environment users: Select the Recycle bin icon in the lower right corner of forms.office.com.

    • Each Forms user can create up to 200 single forms, which include those in the Recycle bin. (For example, 150 forms in the Microsoft Forms portal + 50 forms in the Recycle bin = 200 forms.) If you have both a Forms account and Dynamics 365 Customer Voice (formerly Microsoft Forms Pro) account, your 200 forms limit spans both accounts.

  2. On the form you want to delete, select More options in the lower right corner of the form tile, and then click Restore.

    Restore a form or delete a form options for a form in Microsoft Forms

    Tip: If you don't see form tiles, you might be in "list view" instead of "tile view." To restore a form within "list view," hover to the right of the form, select More options, and then select Restore.

    Note: U.S. Government Community Cloud (GCC), GCC High, and DoD environment users: Hover over the form you want to recover, and then select Restore.

  3. To see your recovered form, go to your All forms tab.

    Note: U.S. Government Community Cloud (GCC), GCC High, and DoD environment users: To see your recovered form, select the Back to my forms page arrow. Note that when you delete a form in the Recycle bin, the form and all of its responses are permanently deleted.

Permanently delete a form

  1. Go to the Deleted forms tab.

    Note: U.S. Government Community Cloud (GCC), GCC High, and DoD environment users: Select the Recycle bin icon in the lower right corner of forms.office.com.

  2. On the form you want to delete, select More options in the lower right corner of the form tile, and then select Delete.

    Note: If you delete a form from the Deleted forms tab, the form and all of its responses are permanently deleted. You won't be able to bulk delete forms. Instead, you'll need to delete forms, one by one, in order to permanently remove all forms from the Deleted forms tab.

    Note: U.S. Government Community Cloud (GCC), GCC High, and DoD environment users: In the upper right corner of the Recycle bin for My forms page, select Empty recycle bin > Yes to permanently delete all forms in the Recycle bin.

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We want to hear from you! To send feedback about Microsoft Forms, go to the upper right corner of your form and select More form settings  More options button > Feedback.

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