Are you trying to delete files from your computer, but having trouble figuring out how? Worry no more! Deleting files on Windows 10 is easier than you think. We’ll walk you through the process step-by-step so that you can easily remove any unwanted files from your system. Let’s get started! LearnHow to Delete Files on Windows 10?
How to Delete Files on Windows 10?
- Step 1: Navigate to the File You Want to Delete – The first step is to open the folder where the file or folder you want to delete exists. To do this, go ahead and click on Start > File Explorer (or just search for “File Explorer” in the taskbar). This will open a new window with all of your folders and files. From here, navigate to the file or folder that you want to delete by double-clicking any of its parent folders. Once you’ve located it within the window, proceed to step two.
- Step 2: Select the File or Folder – Now that you’ve located your desired file or folder, it’s time to select it. Depending on what type of object it is, there are two different ways to select it. If it’s a single file, simply left click on it once with your mouse or trackpad cursor. If it’s a folder, right click on it with your mouse or trackpad cursor once and select “Select.” This will highlight both folders and files alike in blue. You can also press and hold down Control (Ctrl) while clicking multiple objects if you want to delete multiple files at once. Once everything is selected, proceed onto step three!
- Step 3: Delete Your Files/Folders – Now that everything is selected, all that’s left is deleting them from your computer! To do this, press the Delete key on your keyboard (it’s usually located near Backspace). Your selected item(s) should now be deleted from their original location and moved into Recycle Bin (which acts like a virtual trash can). All that’s left now is emptying Recycle Bin so that these items are permanently removed from your computer – but we’ll cover how to do that in step four!
Step 4: Empty Your Recycle Bin Now that all of your unwanted items have been moved into Recycle Bin, all that’s left is emptying them so they’re permanently deleted from your system! To do this, right click on Recycle Bin itself either directly from Desktop or via File Explorer > This PC > Local Disk C > Users > [Your User Name] > Desktop > Recycle Bin and select “Empty Recycle Bin”. That’s all there is to deleting items from Windows 10! It may seem intimidating at first but with a few simple steps anyone can quickly become an expert at managing their system’s contents. Thanks for reading – happy computing!