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Files: emptyTrash

Requires authorization

Permanently deletes all of the user's trashed files. Try it now.

Request

HTTP request

DELETE https://www.googleapis.com/drive/v2/files/trash

Authorization

This request requires authorization with the following scope (read more about authentication and authorization).

Scope
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/drive

Request body

Do not supply a request body with this method.

Response

If successful, this method returns an empty response body.

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Drive REST API v2
Drive REST API v2