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

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Delete a file from a channel

Delete a file from a chat

Recover a deleted channel file

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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