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Google Sites - Basics - Delete Images or Attachments - Recover Space

posted 15 Jan 2012, 13:24 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 5 Jun 2014, 08:49 by Unknown user ]
These instructions tell you how to delete any images, files or attachments you upload to your site, releasing the space they use.  At the moment Google Sites does not provide a means to delete images uploaded to the sidebar, so I suggest you always upload your images to a page (then add them to the sidebar by web address) so you can delete them if you need to. 

Instructions

Delete Files Temporarily (soft delete)

  1. Sign in to your Google Site

  2. Use the More button (looks like a gear/cog) and then Manage Site (or keyboard shortcut g then m) and go to Attachments.

  3. You will see a list of all the images, files and attachments available on your Google Site: find the file or files you wish to delete and check the checkbox on the left of the file(s).

  4. Use the Delete button at the top of the page and the files will disappear from the list.

You can recover images, files and attachments deleted in this manner for 30 days (then they get deleted automatically) and whilst they remain temporarily deleted they still use space on your site.

Recover Temporarily Deleted Files
or
Delete Files Permanently (hard delete)

  1. Sign in to your Google Site

  2. Use the More button (formerly More Actions) and then Manage Site and go to Deleted items

  3. You will see a list of all the images, files and attachments available for recovery or permanent deletion: find the file or files you wish to recover or permanently delete and check the checkbox on the left of the file(s).

  4. Use the Recover button to restore the deleted file back to its original location or the Delete permanently  button to delete the file forever and recover the space for your site.

If you permanently delete these files they become completely unrecoverable and they space they use becomes available.

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Google Sites - More Button (formerly More Actions)

Google Sites - Manage Site - Attachments

Google Sites - Manage Site - Attachements - Delete

Google Sites - Manage Site - Deleted Items

Google Sites - Manage Site - Deleted Items - Restore or Delete Permanently

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