Delete a DriveItem

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Delete a DriveItem by using its ID or path. Note that deleting items using this method will move the items to the recycle bin instead of permanently deleting the item.


One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Permission type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) Files.ReadWrite, Files.ReadWrite.All, Sites.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Files.ReadWrite, Files.ReadWrite.All
Application Files.ReadWrite.All, Sites.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

DELETE /drives/{drive-id}/items/{item-id}
DELETE /groups/{group-id}/drive/items/{item-id}
DELETE /me/drive/items/{item-id}
DELETE /sites/{siteId}/drive/items/{itemId}
DELETE /users/{userId}/drive/items/{itemId}

Optional request headers

Name Type Description
if-match String If this request header is included and the eTag (or cTag) provided does not match the current tag on the item, a 412 Precondition Failed response is returned and the item will not be deleted.


Here is an example of how to call this API.

DELETE /me/drive/items/{item-id}


If successful, this call returns a 204 No Content response to indicate that resource was deleted and there was nothing to return.

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content

Error responses

See Error Responses for more info about how errors are returned.