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As a couple of you have posted, there's currently a problem with BT Cloud where some customers are unable to empty their Deleted Items folder when a specific set of criteria are met. Most people won't be impacted by this issue, but it's clearly very annoying for those that are.
We're going to fix the problem by making some changes to the software that powers our BT CLoud service. Our software engineers are currently testing the changes, and we're expecting to deploy the upgrade on 25th July. It's possible this date may change if we uncover any issues with our testing, but I'll keep you posted on here.
Don't want to wait?
If you need to delete some content from BT Cloud before we fix the problem, there is a way to do that using our mobile apps (for iOS and Android). Our mobile apps include the ability to permanently delete content without sending it to the Deleted Items bin first, so you can just delete it straight from the mobile apps.
Please accept my apologies for this irritating issue - I'll post back here one it's resolved.
Solved! Go to Solution.
To confirm, we made the planned website upgrades this morning, and the problems with emptying deleted items should now be resolved.
I've just tried deleting all my files & folders from the deleted items and it is still not working. The "please wait" whirled around for a long time but nothing at all was deleted. I've also tried deleting one folder and "please wait" is whirling away (about 30 minutes by now) with nothing happening. Even single files won't delete now and that wasn't a problem before.
Back to the drawing board maybe?
Thanks so much JoeV. For the first time EVER my deleted files section of BT Cloud is EMPTY! It previously was using half of my allowance; it's sad how happy this has made me feel. They didn't delete straight away or every time I tried but the folders did eventually delete and with perseverence so did the individual files despite a few error messages along the way.
I have only just found this forum but have had this problem for a while now and still have it. I have the BT Cloud app for Android but can't get to the deleted items folder there. Please advise.