How do I delete folders in the Blob container that the SAS url points us too ?

SY_MSO 166 Reputation points

How do I delete folders in the Blob container that the SAS url points us too ?

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  1. Sumarigo-MSFT 43,406 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @SY_MSO Welcome to Microsoft Q&A Forum, Thank you for posting your query here!

    If you have connected the Azure Blob Storage container using below mentioned option(Blob SAS URL) then you will <Storage account>(SAS) . You need to Detach the container. You won't get delete option here, since you have connected the blob container using SAS. If they regenerate the SAS URL you cannot connect/attach back, previous SAS URL/token would be expired.


    Additional information: If you create a New folder in Azure Blob Storage account->Container This will create a virtual folder. A virtual folder does not actually exist in Azure until you paste, drag or upload blobs into it. To paste a blob into a virtual folder, copy the blob before creating the folder.

    Please let us know if you have any further queries. I’m happy to assist you further.


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  1. Hervin De La Cruz Betancourt 1 Reputation point


    Azure Blob storage does not have a concept of folders and everything inside the container is considered a blob including the folders.

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  2. SY_MSO 166 Reputation points

    Hello Sumarigo,

    we where able to detach the blob containers and created a new SAS URL but all the data is still there. We want to delete the data .
    we copied a file structure we do not want and now we cant delete the data to start new .