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Delete a File from an Audience

Admin users can remove a file from an audience by deleting the file.


Once a file has been deleted, the data in that file is no longer available. The file would need to be uploaded again to access the data.


When deleting a compacted file and/or a grouped file (a file that was part of the same import as one or more other files), additional files might be deleted. During the deletion process, a confirmation dialog appears to allow you to review the list of files that will be deleted. See "Imported File Types" for more information.


If you need to delete an individual field or derived segment from an audience, see "Delete a Field or Derived Segment."

To delete a file or files from an audience:

  1. From the Connect navigation menu, click Files to navigate to the Files page.

  2. Select the appropriate audience from the Audience dropdown menu.

  3. Check the check box for the file to be deleted.


    Multiple files can be selected for deletion.

  4. Click the Trashcan icon to delete the file(s).

  5. In certain situations (such as when deleting a compacted file and/or a grouped file), a confirmation dialog appears with information about the additional files that will be deleted (see "Imported File Types" for additional information).


    Click Delete Files to confirm that deletion.

A success banner appears:



If you want to restore the deleted file(s), click Undo before the success banner disappears (after seven seconds).