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sbolman1
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Deleting files from copied course

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I copied the everything from a course that I am currently teaching into a course that I will teach next semester.  I am trying to delete some of the file folders that I don't need for the upcoming course but there is no delete icon or option for the folders.  I can delete files within the folders but not the folders themselves.  On the existing help page, it shows a series of icons that includes a trash bin but those do not appear on my screen.  How do I access this function?

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gnoack
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Hi @sbolman1 

You first have to click on the folder in the window so it's highlighted blue, then the toolbar will show with the delete button.  If it doesn't I'd try a different browser.  It did work for me just now testing in Chrome. 

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vanvleck
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When you have the file you want to delete:

1) to the far right side (next to the publish/unpublish icon) is a "3 dot stack" LEFT click;

2) new menu = "Download, Rename, Move, Delete, Share to Commons"

3) choose "Delete" (or other appropriate).

I just cleaned up my new Canvas course copied over from last term. Hope that helps.

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gnoack
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Hi @sbolman1 

You first have to click on the folder in the window so it's highlighted blue, then the toolbar will show with the delete button.  If it doesn't I'd try a different browser.  It did work for me just now testing in Chrome. 

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Thanks for the suggestion.  Unfortunately it doesn't work on either Firefox or Safari, which are the two browsers that I have.  I'm not really interested in adding a third browser just to be able to use Canvas.

vanvleck
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When you have the file you want to delete:

1) to the far right side (next to the publish/unpublish icon) is a "3 dot stack" LEFT click;

2) new menu = "Download, Rename, Move, Delete, Share to Commons"

3) choose "Delete" (or other appropriate).

I just cleaned up my new Canvas course copied over from last term. Hope that helps.

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Thanks for the suggestion, though I'm trying to delete folders, not files.  As I mention in the post, I have no problem deleting files.

chofer
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Good morning, @sbolman1 ...

Happy New Year!  Both @vanvleck and @gnoack have given you great information here!  I also wanted to share the written Guide with you as well: How do I delete a file or folder as an instructor?.

I hope this extra bit of information will be of help to you!