Folder: delete

Deletes a folder within a bucket with hierarchical namespace enabled. You can only delete an empty folder with no folders or objects. This method also deletes any managed folder attached to the folder that you are deleting. Deleting managed folders follows the same rules and permission checks as deleting managed folders explicitly. For more information about deleting managed folders, see Delete a managed folder.

Required permissions

The authenticated user must have the storage.folders.delete IAM permission to use this method.


HTTP request


In addition to standard query parameters, the following parameters apply to this method.

To see an example of how to include query parameters in a request, see the JSON API Overview page.


Parameter name Value Description
Path parameters
bucket string The parent bucket of the folder.
folder string The URL-encoded name of the folder. For example, example-folder/ URL-encoded as example-folder%2F. If the folder is nested, for example, example-folder1/example-folder2/, then the URL-encoded name is example-folder1%2Fexample-folder2%2F.
Optional query parameters
ifMetagenerationMatch long If set, the method deletes the folder if its metageneration matches this value.
ifMetagenerationNotMatch long If set, the method deletes the folder if its metageneration does not match this value.

Request body

Do not supply a request body with this method.


If successful, this method returns an empty response body.

For information about status and error codes returned by this API, see the reference page.

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