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A similar question to mine has been asked before - I want to be able to delete all my Google Docs at once. I used a synchronization app called Syncplicity which synced all my documents with my Google Docs. Unfortunately, due to a bug, it caused loads of errors and problems which I won't go into.

The answer to the question that was asked previously was to

move a collection to the bin which also moves all documents within said collection

Unfortunately none of my documents are in a collection. I have literally thousands of documents and either bulk selecting the documents page by page and adding them to a category or to the trash bin will take ages. Is there a way to say I want all my documents deleted? I thought of closing my Google Docs account, but I do want to use Google Docs in the future and apparently Google doesn't properly delete the Docs straight away anyway.

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Does the homepage list of document page? also can you go to documents above the list and show all? –  Matt Aug 26 '11 at 13:37
    
I can click on "All Items" on the left navigation bar. However when I tick the top checkbox to select all items, it only checks all the items on that page. Google Docs only loads the first lot of docs to the page. I can't see how it is possible to select all documents using this method. Even if it were possible, it would probably crash my browser as Google use Javascript for this method. –  baritoneuk Aug 26 '11 at 13:59
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Think the only solution I can think of is creating a greasemonkey script to do it all for you. –  Matt Aug 26 '11 at 16:02
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In order to delete all of your Google Docs without using external software:

  1. Sign into your Google Docs account
  2. On the left hand side, there is a list of different pre-named folders like "Home" and "Starred". There should also be a label called "All Items"--select this.
  3. You will see a list of all documents (and collections, if you have any). There will be a check box next to "Title" like this: enter image description here
  4. Select this box, and all of your documents will be selected
  5. A new set of options will pop up above the list of documents. Click on the trash icon to delete all of your documents. enter image description here
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Use CyberDuck, sign in to your Google Docs account and delete them from there. All at once.

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