How to Delete Files and Folders in Windows 7

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To optimize space on your computer, it is a good practice to delete files and folders you no longer use. However, it is important to note that when you delete a folder, you delete everything that resides in that folder as well. Therefore, it is essential to verify that you do indeed want to make your deletion. To delete a file or folder, follow these three steps.

  1. Select the file or folder icon.
  2. Press Delete.
  3. In the dialog box that appears, click Yes to confirm the deletion. Dialog Box

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