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How to Delete a File

To delete a file, select it and press the Delete key on your keyboard. When deleting a file, you can also use the Delete command on the Organize toolbar button’s menu. Or, if you can see the Recycle Bin icon on the desktop; drag the files with the mouse and drop them on the Recycle Bin icon. Keep these additional tips in mind:

  • Windows may warn you about deleting a file. Are you really sure? You probably are, so click Yes to delete the file.

  • You can delete folders just like files, but keep in mind that when you do this, you delete the folder’s contents — which can be dozens of icons, files, and folders.

  • Never delete a file or folder unless you created it yourself.

  • Programs aren’t deleted in Windows; they’re uninstalled.

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