How to Delete a File from Dropbox

Delete a file or folder Sign in to Hover over the file or folder and click the "…" (ellipsis). Click Delete. Click Delete again to confirm.

If you are a Dropbox user, you may have accumulated a lot of files over time. Deleting files that are no longer needed can help you keep your Dropbox account organized. Fortunately, deleting files from Dropbox is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. In this article, we will guide you on how to delete a file from Dropbox permanently.

To start, you need to access your Dropbox account using any web browser. Once you are logged in, navigate to the file that you want to delete. You can do this by checking the recent files tab or searching for the file using the search bar.

Once you have located the file, click on the three-dot icon on the right side of the file name. This will open a drop-down menu, and you should select the delete option. You will be asked to confirm that you want to delete the file, and once you do, the file will be removed from your Dropbox account.

However, the file is not yet permanently deleted. To permanently delete the file, you need to go to the deleted files section on the left side of the screen. Once you are there, select the checkbox next to the file you want to delete permanently. Then click on the permanently delete option, and confirm that you want to delete the file permanently.

It may take a while for Dropbox to permanently delete the file, especially if it is a large file. But once it is deleted, it will be gone from your Dropbox account forever.

In conclusion, deleting files from Dropbox is a quick and easy process. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily delete any file that you no longer need. Keeping your Dropbox account organized can help you manage your files more efficiently, and free up storage space for new files.


How do I Delete files from Dropbox storage?
Launch the Dropbox app and navigate to the file you'd like to delete from your Dropbox.Tap the blue down arrow to the right of the file.Tap Delete to delete the file from Dropbox, your phone, and all computers connected to your account.
Why can't I Delete files from my Dropbox?
You may be unable to delete as many files as you want all at once since Dropbox limits the number of files you can delete at one time. You can't permanently delete content from a shared folder unless it's content you added and immediately deleted. Permanent deletion of files is required to free up space.
How do I uninstall and Delete files from Dropbox?
Click Start.Click Settings.Click Apps.Click Apps &, features.Click Dropbox. Note: If Dropbox came preloaded on your device, you may see Get Dropbox or Dropbox “x” GB instead.Click Uninstall.
How do I Delete shared files from Dropbox?
Hover over the name of the file or folder you want to unshare and click the share icon (rectangle with up arrow). Click Settings or the gear icon in the top right. Click either Link for editing or Link for viewing depending on which link you'd like to remove. Click Delete link.