Prior to your Box data being migrated to OneDrive, it is a good idea to do some housekeeping to delete files and folders that are no longer needed. The information below explains how you can delete files and folders from Box on the web ( If you are a Box Sync or Box Drive user, you can also clean up files directly from those applications.

There are several ways to delete files and folders individually or en masse.

To delete a file or a folder:

  • Click next to the file/folder name to select it, then in the upper-right click the trash icon.
  • Box moves the item to your Trash folder and displays a confirmation message.  You can undo the delete action by clicking Undo in the confirmation message


To delete multiple files and/or folders:

  1. Select the items you'd like to delete by pressing and holding the Shift or Command key and clicking next to each file/folder name.  Press Shift to select everything between the first and last item.  Press Command to select multiple items individually.  Selected items are highlighted.
  2. When you have selected all items, scroll to the top of the file display and in the upper-right click the trash icon.