Delete File

This action can be used to delete a file, using the file path, file name, and file extension attributes.



  • File Path: path for the file to be deleted; either a variable or directly the file name (including the address to the file e.g. C:\\Source Folder\\Test.xls).


  • Display Name: action display name in your implementation project.

  • Wait Before: number milliseconds robot to wait before executing the action.

  • Wait After: number milliseconds robot to wait until moving to the next action.

  • Abort on Error: True/False

  • Retry Times: Specifies the number of times to retry an action if it doesn't end successfully. Default value 0 (no retry); Use -1 if you want to retry indefinitely.

Use Case

Potential Use Cases

  • Delete a file having the same name as the file that the robot is about to create, in order to avoid overwriting.

  • Delete a file from the local machine, once placed on FTP or sent by email

  • Delete an accounting document once it exceeds the legal period it has to be stored.

Examples of Using Delete File


In this example, the robot will delete a .txt file from a given path.

Watch the robot in action:

You can see how the Delete File activity is used in an example that incorporates multiple activities. You can check and download the example from here:

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