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Productivity Activities
Last updated May 14, 2024

Delete File/Folder



Uses the Microsoft Graph Delete item API to delete a specified file or folder in your OneDrive or SharePoint site (DriveItem).

Project compatibility

Windows - Legacy | Windows


In the Body of the Activity
  • File or folder to delete  - The DriveItem of the file or folder to delete. This object can be retrieved using the Find Files And Folders activity. Use the output property variable from the Find Files and Folders (First or Results). If you're using the Results output property from the Find Files and Folders activity, specify the item in the array that you want to use (e.g., myFiles(0)).
    Note: You can save files or folders for later use in the automation using the Get File/Folder activity.
Properties Panel


  • DisplayName - The display name of the activity in the Designer panel. This property supports String variables and string formatted values.


  • See the options in the body of the activity.


  • Private - If selected, the values of variables and arguments are no longer logged at Verbose level. This field supports Boolean values.

How it works

The following steps and message sequence diagram is an example of how the activity works from design time (i.e., the activity dependencies and input/output properties) to run time.

  1. Complete the Setup steps.
  2. Add the Microsoft Office 365 Scope activity to your project.
  3. Add an activity or run an external process that outputs a DriveItem object (e.g., Find Files and Folders).
  4. Add the Delete File/Folder activity inside the Microsoft Office 365 Scope activity.
  5. Enter values for the Input properties.
  6. Run the activity.

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