Delete File operation immediately removes the file from the storage account.
Delete File request is constructed as follows. HTTPS is recommended.
|Method||Request URI||HTTP Version|
Replace the path components shown in the request URI with your own, as follows:
|myaccount||The name of your storage account.|
|myshare||The name of your file share.|
|myparentdirectorypath||Optional. The path to the parent directory.|
|myfile||The name of the file.|
For details on path naming restrictions, see Naming and Referencing Shares, Directories, Files, and Metadata.
The following additional parameters can be specified in the request URI.
||Optional. The timeout parameter is expressed in seconds. For more information, see Setting Timeouts for File Service Operations.|
The following table describes required and optional request headers.
||Required. Specifies the authorization scheme, account name, and signature. For more information, see Authorize requests to Azure Storage.|
||Required. Specifies the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) for the request. For more information, see Authorize requests to Azure Storage.|
||Required for all authorized requests. Specifies the version of the operation to use for this request. For more information, see Versioning for the Azure Storage Services.|
The response includes an HTTP status code and a set of response headers.
A successful operation returns status code 202 (Accepted).
For information about status codes, see Status and Error Codes.
The response for this operation includes the following headers. The response may also include additional standard HTTP headers. All standard headers conform to the HTTP/1.1 protocol specification.
||This header uniquely identifies the request that was made and can be used for troubleshooting the request. For more information, see Troubleshooting API Operations.|
||Indicates the version of the File service used to execute the request.|
||A UTC date/time value generated by the service that indicates the time at which the response was initiated.|
Only the account owner may call this operation.
When a file is successfully deleted, it is immediately removed from the storage account's index and is no longer accessible to clients. The file's data is later removed from the service during garbage collection.
Delete File will fail with status code 409 (Conflict) and error code
SharingViolation if the file is open on an SMB client.
Delete File is not supported on a share snapshot, which is a read-only copy of a share. An attempt to perform this operation on a share snapshot will fail with 400 (InvalidQueryParameterValue)