Delete channel permanently, no ability to restore

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I really truly want to delete a Teams channel. It had sensitive information and I unwittingly created the channel in the all company team.

 

I deleted it, and went to the team in Sharepoint and deleted the corresponding items in the Documents section. Subsequently deleted those from the recycle bin.

 

It looks like I'm in the clear, but when I go to the team, Manage Team, Channels, it still shows up under Deleted with the ability to Restore. I will never want to restore this and I want to remove any chance of that ever happening.

 

Additionally, I am an administrator. When I go to Teams Administration Center, Groups, Channels, it does not appear, nor can I locate a "deleted" area where it might be restored. Note I work for a small company and am not an experienced administrator.

 

Microsoft Teams Version 1.3.00.18164. It was last updated on 7/26/20.

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Hello @cshortldi  There is a similar post on our answers.microsoft.com tech support site that may provide you with a solution (take a look at the reply on 12/20/19:  https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/unable-to-delete-channel-permanently-in-ms-te...

 

Let us know if that doesn't work. 

@ThereseSolimeno 

 

Thank you, I had looked at that article previously and attempted to delete the correlating folders in the Documents section of the Sharepoint group.

 

It still shows in Deleted Channels with the ability to Restore it. I worry that someone else with permissions might restore it. I haven't been able to determine if it will go away after some time or not, either.