Delete file version

delete
https://api.box.com/2.0
/files/:file_id/versions/:file_version_id

Move a file version to the trash.

Versions are only tracked for Box users with premium accounts.

Request

application/json

Path Parameters

stringin pathrequired
12345

The unique identifier that represent a file.

The ID for any file can be determined by visiting a file in the web application and copying the ID from the URL. For example, for the url https://*.app.box.com/files/123 the file_id is 123.

stringin pathrequired
1234

The ID of the file version

Request Headers

stringin headeroptional
1

Ensures this item hasn't recently changed before making changes.

Pass in the item's last observed etag value into this header and the endpoint will fail with a 412 Precondition Failed if it has changed since.

Response

none

Returns an empty response when the file has been successfully deleted.

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Request Example

cURL
curl -X DELETE https://api.box.com/2.0/files/12345/versions/456456 \
     -H "Authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>"
.NET
string fileId = "11111";
await client.FilesManager.DeleteOldVersionAsync(fileId, versionId: "22222");
Java
BoxFile file = new BoxFile(api, "id");
List<BoxFileVersion> versions = file.getVersions();
BoxFileVersion firstVersion = versions.get(0);
firstVersion.delete();
Python
file_id = '11111'
version_id = '12345'

version_to_delete = client.file_version(version_id)
client.file(file_id).delete_version(version_to_delete)
Node
var fileID = '11111';
var versionID = '22222';
client.files.deleteVersion(fileID, versionID)
	.then(() => {
		// deletion succeeded — no value returned
	});