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How to Delete a File in Google Docs

You can delete a file in Google Docs and here's how you can do that on PC and Android:

PC

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    ​Go to Google Docs. Sign in if not already.
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    ​Click on the Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) in the file you want to delete.
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    ​Click on "Remove" option.
Remove option in Google Docs

That's all. The file is deleted but not permanently. The deleted file is stored in the Trash of Google Drive.

If you want to restore that file or delete it permanently from Trash, then here are the steps:

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    ​Go to Google Drive. Sign in if not already.
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    ​Hit the "Trash" on the left side of the screen.
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    ​Now, you can find the file you want to restore or delete permanently.
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    ​Right-click on it and you can see two options - Restore and Delete forever.
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    ​Hit "Restore" if you want to restore. Hit "Delete forever," and you can see a confirmation popup. Hit "Delete Forever" in it, and the file will be deleted permanently.
Restore and Delete forever options

Android

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    ​Open Google Docs app.
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    ​Tap on the Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) in the file you want to delete.
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    ​Scroll through the options until you see "Remove." Tap on it.
Remove option

That's it. The file is deleted but not permanently. Keep in mind that the deleted file is stored in the Google Drive Trash​.

If you want to restore that file or remove it permanently from the Trash, then here are the steps:

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    ​Tap on the Hamburger icon (three vertical lines) in the Google Docs app.
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    ​Hit "Trash." Now, you can see the deleted file. Hit on the Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) in that file.
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    ​You can see two options now - Restore and Delete forever. Tap on "Restore," if you want to restore. Tap on "Delete forever," and you can see a confirmation popup. Tap on "Delete Forever" in it and the file will be deleted permanently.
Restore and Delete forever options in Google Docs app

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