Administering databases > Removing hosted files
Removing hosted files
Note  The following information is for server administrators and group administrators.
You can remove one or more selected databases with Closed status or delete empty subfolders. The selected databases are moved to the folder Removed_by_FMS/Removed. The Removed_by_FMS/Removed folder is created inside either the default Databases folder or the additional database folder depending on which folder the selected databases are in.
The following table shows examples of where hosted databases are moved to after they are removed:
Location before remove
Location after remove
To remove one or more databases:
1. Click the Activity > Databases tab.
2. Open the Databases folder, the additional database folder, or the group folder, if required.
3. Select one or more Closed databases.
4. Click Trash/Remove menu for Activity Databases tab, then choose Remove.
To delete empty subfolders:
1. Click the Activity > Databases tab.
2. Select one or more empty subfolders in the list.
You must remove all files from a subfolder before you can delete it.
Note  If a subfolder is associated with an administrator group or is the parent folder of a group folder, you must first delete the administrator group or redefine the administrator group to use a different folder before deleting the subfolder. See Managing administrator groups for information on configuring a group folder.
3. Click Trash/Remove menu for Activity Databases tab, then choose Remove.
If you are a group administrator, your server administrator must configure your administrator group to allow you to remove hosted databases from your group folder. For more information, contact your server administrator.
If you remove a hosted file, upload a file with the same filename, and remove the second file, then FileMaker Server overwrites the first removed file with the second removed file.
Related topics 
Closing hosted files
Hosting databases
Administering databases