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Deleting file so you can save new file with same name

How do you permanently delete files in order to free up the previously used name? The file is out of “my files” but I can’t remove the dataset from “profile” or change the name. Please help!

Try using the legacy plotly_POST to overwrite: https://plot.ly/r/file-options/#overwrite-plot

If you’re familiar with using REST APIs in R, you can also make a permanent delete call this way:
https://api.plot.ly/v2/files#permanent_delete

Here are some examples of using the REST API through R:
https://moderndata.plot.ly/simple-rest-apis-for-charts-and-datasets/

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@jack it was the “&” symbol. All good now, Thank you.