Protect Retention FAQs If you still have questions about the Protect Retention feature, check out the frequently asked questions below. How are file versions handled by retention? Can files under retention be deleted? What happens when a file is released from retention? When a file matches more than one retention policy, which one applies? Can I reduce the retention period for files matched by more than one policy? Can I retain files matching a certain classification policy, such as GDPR or CCPA? Can I retain files based on where they're located, such as a Finance or HR folder? What happens if files are moved out of the folder? Can I retain files indefinitely? What happens to files already in the trash when a new retention policy is created? Can I prevent a retention policy from being edited or deleted? How do I unlock a retention policy? How can I tell if a retention policy I create is working or if a specific file is being retained? Why do all newly deleted files show as being retained?