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Chapter 11. Computer Software > Deleting Files, Folders, and Shortcuts

Deleting Files, Folders, and Shortcuts

You can delete files, folders, and shortcuts by selecting them, then either dragging them to the Recycle Bin icon, pressing the DELETE key on your keyboard, or opening the right-click Context Menu and choosing Delete.

Recovering Deletions

If you wish to recover a file, you can do so by just dragging it out of the Recycle Bin window (see also Table 11-4). The Recycle Bin can be set so that once the files in the Recycle folder occupy a certain percentage of space on the drive, the oldest files will be automatically deleted permanently. You can also manually permanently delete files from the Recycle folder by selecting them in the Recycle Bin window and deleting them again using either the DELETE key or the Delete command from the Context Menu. You can also right-click the mouse on the Recycle Bin and click Empty Recycle Menu from the Context Menu.


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