Laravel 7 Delete File from Public Storage Folder

Laravel 7 Delete File from Public Storage Folder

In this laravel delete files from public storage folder example tutorial, you will learn how to delete files from public storage folder. And as well as how to check file exists in public storage folder in laravel apps.

When you delete files from public storage folder, first of you need to check files exist in public storage folder or not. So first check file exists or not then delete image or file from folder in laravel apps.

In Laravel, delete files from the public storage folder is not very complicated stuff. Laravel provides many easy methods to do it an easy.

In this following 3 ways, you can delete files from the public storage folder:

1: Using File System

 public function deleteFile()
{  
  if(\File::exists(public_path('upload/avtar.png'))){
    \File::delete(public_path('upload/avtar.png'));
  }else{
    dd('File does not exists.');
  }
} 

2: Using Storage System

 public function deleteFile()
{  
  if(\Storage::exists('upload/avtar.png')){
    \Storage::delete('upload/avtar.png');
  }else{
    dd('File does not exists.');
  }
} 

3: Using Core PHP Functions

 public function deleteFile()
{  
    if(file_exists(public_path('upload/avtar.png'))){
      unlink(public_path('upload/avtar.png'));
    }else{
      dd('File does not exists.');
    }
} 

Note that, In the above code, using core PHP functions file_exists() and unlink() will delete files from public storage folder.

Note that, if you getting this error “class ‘app\http\controllers\file’ not found”. You can use file system as follow in your controller file:

import File so try

use File;

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