Moving Documents to the Trash

Features of deleting documents:

  • Only a Document Owner can delete a document.

  • When your document is in draft, it cannot be deleted. Likewise, Frozen documents cannot be deleted.

  • Documents remain in the trash indefinitely until a Document Owner restores them or the Account Administrator empties the Trash Can.

Deleting a Document

To delete a document:

  1. Check the box for the document(s) in the list in Home.
  2. Click the Delete icon in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Choose Delete in the confirmation box that pops up.

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Restoring a Document

Restoring a document that has been moved to the trash may be restored by a Document Owner. The restored file will be returned to its original location.

To restore a document that has been moved to the Trash Can:

  1. Click the trash icon in the lower left corner of your screen.
  2. Select the checkbox for item(s) that you wish to restore.
  3. Click the Restore icon in the upper right-hand corner.

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Shredding Documents

To permanently delete all documents in the Trash Can:

  1. On the File menu, select Open.

  2. On the Actions menu in the File Manager dialog box, select View Trash.

  3. Click Empty Trash (you must be an Account Administrator to empty the contents of the Trash Can).

NOTE: Copies of the documents are maintained on the Wdesk server for 30 days. If you inadvertently delete a document, contact your CSM within the 30 day window to have it restored.