How to Delete a File Stored in Storage in Laravel

AuthorSumit Dey Sarkar

Pubish Date22 Mar 2023


In this tutorial we will learn how to delete a file stored in Storage folder in laravel.


How to delete a file stored in Storage folder in Laravel

In Laravel, you can delete a file stored in storage using the Storage facade.

Follow below steps to delete a file in Laravel:


Step 1 - Import the Storage facade at the top of your file:

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Storage;


Step 2 - Call the delete method on the Storage facade, provide (passing) the path to the file you want to delete:


Use the actual path to the file you wish to delete in place of "path/to/file". If file stored in a subdirectory then you need to include the subdirectory (proper path) in the path.

For example, if the file is stored in storage/app/public/images/image.jpg, then the path would be 'public/images/image.jpg'.


Step 3 - You can check if the file was deleted by calling the exists method on the Storage facade (optional):

if (Storage::exists('path/to/file')) {
    // file still exists
} else {
    // file was deleted


If the file is still present, this will return true; if it was removed, it will return false.

Note: Laravel's Storage facade provides a unified way to interact with various storage systems such as local disk, S3, FTP, and more. Depending on the storage system you're using, different file deletion techniques may be available.

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