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Deleting Files and Folders

To increase security and reduce risk, Stanford is sunsetting its AFS service for web hosting and file storage. While you can still access AFS using your valid Stanford SUNetID, there are more secure web hosting platforms and document management solutions to which you should transition.

To reduce the use of AFS, UIT has taken these actions:

  • UIT no longer automatically provisions new faculty and staff members with AFS user volumes. New faculty or staff who need a personal user volume must submit a Help request.
    • This change does not impact existing AFS directories or the process for adding permissions for new individuals to those existing directories. Your existing space and everything in it remains intact.
    • This change does not impact auto-provisioning of new AFS user volumes for students and postdocs.

    See New Process for Provisioning AFS User Volumes for more information.

  • All user, dept, and group AFS volumes must be renewed annually or they will be locked, archived, and permanently deleted as detailed in the AFS Volume Expiration Policy.

Delete Files and Folders

  1. Navigate to the file or folder that you want to delete.
  2. Check the check box next to the file or folder that you want to delete. You can delete multiple files and folders at the same time.

      AFS home directory

  3. In the ACTIONS list, click Delete Selected Item(s).
  4. You will be asked if you are sure you want to delete the item. Click OK.
  5. The file or folder will be deleted. Note that if you delete a folder, everything inside the folder will also be deleted.
Last modified December 9, 2015