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Delete document cloud agreement

Community Beginner ,
Mar 25, 2021 Mar 25, 2021

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Hi, I just signed a pdf and I pressed save or something and it saved to my cloud documents.

It is showing up as an agreement (status: archived)


I want to delete it but cannot find any way to do so. Some searches I have done led me to clicking on e sign settings on document cloud and they say to type in the email address into the Privacy section.

 

However, when I do so it says

Sorry, we could not process your request. Please reload the page and try again. 
and "your search did not find any results" everytime
 
I recreated the situation by "fill and signing" a blank document and clicking on get shareable link but I do believe all I clicked was save the first time. Imaged attached. 
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Adobe Employee , Mar 30, 2021 Mar 30, 2021

Hello!

 

Thank you for reaching out and sorry for the trouble.

 

When you add the signature in the PDF using the Fill & Sign tool, you get an option to either save it as a read-only copy to request for signature.

On saving the PDF as a read-only copy, it uploads the file to Adobe Sign and creates a link to the file. The file gets saved in the Archived folder under the All agreements list.

 

You may delete it using the Privacy option under the account settings. In the "Enter email address search"

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Adobe Employee , Mar 01, 2022 Mar 01, 2022

Hi Natevin,

 

Thank you for reaching out, and sorry about the trouble.

 

The document is saved on the Adobe Sign server, not on Document Cloud. When you click on the "Save as a read-only copy," it is mentioned there "Use Adobe Sign to save a read-only copy." 

Also, if you open the agreement via the Acrobat Online account, you will not find any delete option. You may only hide the agreement.

As the document is saved on the Adobe Sign server, it requires some particular steps. 

If you wish, you ma

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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No help, anyone?

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Community Expert ,
Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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Hi @mynameisl42643914 

I'm confused — what are you trying to delete? You said it's a PDF, but you appear to be looking at documentclould.adobe.com at signature preferences.

 

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~ Jane

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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Hi Jane,

Thanks for the reply

I would like to delete these pdfs that show up under agreements in document cloud. Images attached.
They ended up there after I used the fill and sign tool.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 28, 2021 Mar 28, 2021

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Should I bump this topic, make a new one, or contact adobe through some other means? I just wanted to put my own signature on a form I downloaded and save it onto my pc. How can I delete this pdf from document cloud.

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Community Expert ,
Mar 28, 2021 Mar 28, 2021

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Hi @mynameisl42643914 

 

Thank you for posting back. (This does bump it.) Typically another volunteer will jump in.

 

I don't use the web interface, but here is a screen shot from Adobe Acrobat Reader on my iPad. To delete a file, I navigate to the location [Document Cloud] > then the file [here the PDF for the Acrobat CIB] > then the ... ellipses > then Delete.

 

Does it work for you to click the ellipses and Delete?

 

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If it does not work, and if no one else jumps in, Contact Adobe Customer Care. See details here:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/creative-cloud-services/how-to-contact-adobe-support/td-p/11875703

 

 

Let us know,

 

~ Jane

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 28, 2021 Mar 28, 2021

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Hi Jane,
Thanks for replying.
Yes, I can delete a normal document using that method but I have used the fill and sign tool and pressed save read-only copy in the desktop app. It gets saved under (archived) agreements instead of documents on the document cloud.


I talked to adobe support and we could only manage to hide the documents. They would be hidden from my account I guess in case it gets hacked, but continue to be on adobe's servers which is where I wanted to remove them from. Well thanks anyways everyone. Maybe I will try again in the future.

 

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Community Expert ,
Mar 29, 2021 Mar 29, 2021

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Hi @mynameisl42643914 

If it can be hidden from your account but still reside on Adobe's server's then that is something I can't answer! I'll reach out by email to Adobe Staff and see if he or someone on his team can give you a definitive answer.

~ Jane

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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Hi Jane,

Thanks for all the help. MeenakshiNegi suggested doing the solution I had posted in my original question in a different browser and that worked (Originally was trying in chrome but it finally worked in firefox). Thanks.

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 30, 2021 Mar 30, 2021

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Hello!

 

Thank you for reaching out and sorry for the trouble.

 

When you add the signature in the PDF using the Fill & Sign tool, you get an option to either save it as a read-only copy to request for signature.

On saving the PDF as a read-only copy, it uploads the file to Adobe Sign and creates a link to the file. The file gets saved in the Archived folder under the All agreements list.

 

You may delete it using the Privacy option under the account settings. In the "Enter email address search" box, please add the same email address that you have used to sign in to the application when filling the form. It will show all the documents in the list below. 

 

As you receive the error, please ensure that you add the correct email address. Also, try using a different browser or new incognito window in the Chrome browser.

 

Let us know if you still receive the error.

 

Thanks,

Meenakshi

 

 

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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Thanks Meenakshi, I was finally able to delete it using firefox instead of chrome.

 

For future reference agreements can be deleted by:

Using chrome icognito tab or a different browser
go to document cloud > click on your avatar on top right corner  (blue circle by default I believe) > Settings > Under E-Signing settings press edit settings > Privacy > Enter your account email address if you saved as read only copy/got shareable link or the email you entered when selecting the send to recipient option > Delete icon on the right sight of the agreements that come up.

 

One more thing to look out for is, originally I did not have an e-signing settings category appear when I clicked on my avatar as the document cloud link was https://documentcloud.adobe.com instead of https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/home/

Everything else was the same but I could not access that privacy page but now I am always redirected to the correct page, I don't know what was going on before.

 

Thanks for all the help everyone, it worked.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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Oh and the tech support I talked to originally was also very helpful and he did suggest incognito tab if you are having errors in document cloud. But we didn't try for this particular issue. Thanks again everyone.

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New Here ,
Jan 03, 2022 Jan 03, 2022

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I have this exact same need. I cannot find where you are talking about

" under the account settings. In the "Enter email address search" box"

in any of the interfaces I've navigated to.

Can you provide screenshots of where to click?

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 07, 2022 Jan 07, 2022

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Hi Carl,

 

Thank you for reaching out and sorry for the delay in response.

 

If you wish to delete the Archived document, please use the steps as suggested below: 

1. Open the following link: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/.

2. Sign in with your Adobe ID and password that you use for the desktop application.

3. Then click on your profile icon at the top right corner of the window and select Settings.

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4. Go to E-signing settings and click on Edit settings.

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5. Then go to Privacy Tab and type in your email address in the box given. It will open all the files liked with that email address. 

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6. Select the file from the list and click on the Trash icon provided at extreme right.

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Let us know how it goes.

 

Thanks.

Meenakshi

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New Here ,
Mar 01, 2022 Mar 01, 2022

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I appreciate the screenshots, it helped a lot in my case.

But doesn't this seem incredibly unintuitive?  I mean, a delete button is just a delete button.

And signed documents often have personal information on them.  It made me really uncomfortable that it was automatically uploaded to the cloud without prompting or being clear to me - private or not.  I was able to understand what was happening, but my parents (or most people) wouldn't even know their personal information was stored on some adobe database somewhere.

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 01, 2022 Mar 01, 2022

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Hi Natevin,

 

Thank you for reaching out, and sorry about the trouble.

 

The document is saved on the Adobe Sign server, not on Document Cloud. When you click on the "Save as a read-only copy," it is mentioned there "Use Adobe Sign to save a read-only copy." 

Also, if you open the agreement via the Acrobat Online account, you will not find any delete option. You may only hide the agreement.

As the document is saved on the Adobe Sign server, it requires some particular steps. 

If you wish, you may share your suggestion with the team via the following form: https://acrobat.uservoice.com/forums/590923-acrobat-for-windows-and-mac

 

Thanks,

Meenakshi

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New Here ,
Apr 07, 2022 Apr 07, 2022

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Oh my god. this just saved my me. I was so freaking out as the document i signed had very personal info for applicaiton and credit card info. I am supper tech savy and have used signing pdf's all the time at work. but this is the first time i have done it at home wiht my home computer and logged into adobe. This should never be this difficult to delete a document that we upload or create and Adobe needs to be more transparent on how one can be able to delete files. Let alone who knows it saves it to the cloud. 

 

Either way glad i found this help tip and cleared my info. I will be sure to logged out of adobe from now on. 

 

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New Here ,
Mar 01, 2022 Mar 01, 2022

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ok, this worked, clicked the tiny trashcan on the right of each agreement and it appeared to delete them.

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New Here ,
Jun 27, 2022 Jun 27, 2022

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This was great. Thank you for the screen shots - very helpful!

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New Here ,
Sep 27, 2022 Sep 27, 2022

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So when I click on my profile icon and go to the Settings>>E-signing Edit Settings, there isn't any Privacy tab.  I only have Personal Preferences and Acrobat Sign API...anyone know why I don't have the Privacy tab?

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 30, 2022 Sep 30, 2022

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Hi Bethany26323375y4xt,

 

Thank you for reaching out.

 

Would you mind confirming the email address used for the Acrobat sign with us in a private message?

You may initiate a private message using the envelope icon in the top right-hand corner.

 

Thanks,

Meenakshi

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