Amazon Simple Storage Service
Console User Guide

How Do I Delete Objects from an S3 Bucket?

This section explains how to use the Amazon S3 console to delete objects. Because all objects in your S3 bucket incur storage costs, you should delete objects that you no longer need. If you are collecting log files, for example, it's a good idea to delete them when they're no longer needed. You can set up a lifecycle rule to automatically delete objects such as log files.

For information about Amazon S3 features and pricing, see Amazon S3.

To delete objects from an S3 bucket

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon S3 console at

  2. In the Bucket name list, choose the name of the bucket that you want to delete an object from.

  3. You can delete objects from an S3 bucket in any of the following ways:

    • In the Name list, select the check box next to the objects and folders that you want to delete, choose Actions, and then choose Delete from the drop-down menu.

      In the Delete objects dialog box, verify that the name(s) of the object(s) and/or folder(s) you selected for deletion are listed and then choose Delete.

    • Or, choose the name of the object that you want to delete, choose Latest version, and then choose the trash can icon.

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