Soft delete for Azure file shares is now generally available in all regions
Published date: October 30, 2020
Soft delete acts like a recycle bin for your file shares, protecting your Azure file shares from accidental deletion. Now when a file share is deleted, it transitions to a soft deleted state in the form of a soft deleted snapshot. You get to configure how long soft deleted data is recoverable for before it is permanently erased. In January 2021, soft delete will be enabled by default for all new storage accounts with a default retention period of 7 days. Settings for existing storage accounts will not change.