How to Delete Files and Folders in Windows 10

In Brief...

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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Margaux Judge has worked as an e-learning editor and instructional designer for over ten years, writing and editing a wide variety of courses, from technical topics to soft skills. She has a Bachelor's degree in English and Textual Studies from Syracuse University and a Master's degree in Television Writing from Boston University.