Canvas - Deleting Folders on the Files Tab

This document explains how to delete folders in the Files tab of Canvas.


In files, subfolders cannot be deleted from the list of folders on the left-hand pane of the files menu. Instead, they must be selected from the list of files on the right-hand pane. To delete a file, you must open the overarching course folder and locate the subfolder within it.

  1. Open the course folder
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  2. Select size to reorder the results in the right-hand panel by size. This usually will make folders appear at the top of the list.
    1. Alternatively, you could search for the folder using the search bar.
  3. Right-click the folder on the right-hand panel, or select the three stacked dots icon
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  4. Select Delete