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How to Delete uploaded file in Laravel


The public_path function returns the fully qualified path to the public directory and the base_path function returns the fully qualified path to the project root.

So if you want to reach a file in public folder you can use public_path() like this:


You can also use File:delete instead of unlink like this:

use File;

// Delete multiple files
File::delete($file1, $file2, $file3);

// Delete an array of files
$files = array($file1, $file2);


Example with storage:

  1. Using the default local storage you need to specify public subfolder:
  1. Use public storage directly:

Riadh Rahmi

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