Deleting a file or folder
Users can delete a file or folder from the volume only if they have the delete privilege for the item. A user has the delete privilege for a folder or file if:
*The user owns the folder or file.
Users own items that they create.
*The user is an administrator.
*The user has been granted the delete privilege by the administrator or owner of the folder or file.
If a user does not have the delete privilege for an item that the user tries to delete, Information Console displays a message stating that the user does not have the required permissions.
Deleting a file removes it from the volume. Deleting a file does not remove temporary versions or external links to the file. Temporary versions exist until they expire or time out and links to the deleted file fail. For example, temporary file links appear when:
*Other documents contain links to the deleted document.
*The deleted document is embedded using JavaScript in an external web page.
*Dashboard gadgets use the file.
*Notifications exist for the job that created the deleted file.
*Links to temporary or transient documents that have not expired exist in the memory cache of Information Console.
How to delete a file
1 Navigate to the file you want to delete.
2 To confirm that you have the Delete privilege for a file, from the File menu, choose Details.
In Detail, verify that a check mark appears next to Delete in Access Rights, as shown in Figure 2‑11. Choose Back to return to the file view.
Figure 2‑11 Viewing file privileges
3 Navigate back to the folder containing the file.
4 In the File menu, choose Delete, as shown in Figure 2‑12.
Figure 2‑12 Choosing the Delete option from the File menu
On the message that appears asking you to confirm the action of deleting the selected file, choose OK. The selected file is deleted from the volume.