Delete and recover files in Teams

Delete and recover files in Teams

Delete a file from a channel

Go to the channel where the file was uploaded and select the Files tab. Select the file, then select Delete from the More options  Microsoft Teams more options icon  menu, or at the top of the app.

Delete a file from a chat

Currently, the only way to delete a file you've shared to a chat is to delete it from the Files list.

  1. Open Files on the left side of the app.

  2. Under Cloud storage, select the cloud service where you originally saved the file, like OneDrive.

  3. Go to the file you want and select More options  Microsoft Teams more options icon  > Delete.

Recover a deleted channel file

If you deleted files from a channel and want them back, open the channel's Files tab and select Open in SharePoint. Once the SharePoint site opens, 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.  Right-click on your file and select Restore.

You can open and save files using the Office mobile apps. To recover deleted files, go to the desktop or web app.

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