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Windows Tips      By:  GURU  ( Dave Smith )


How To Delete Files



As you double-click on Something About ?.Doc to open it, you see our very first attempt at screenwriting: Apocalypse ?.Doc.  You can’t even stand the thought of that awful piece of dreck—you want it out of your life, and off your Hard Drive.


The Sneaky Way


1)     Right-click on the file you wish to purge.

2)     From the pop-up menu that appears, choose Delete.

3)     Windows will ask you are you sure. Click Yes.



The Traditional Way


If you need to get ride of a file right away, hold down the Ctrl key and press Delete.  This will permanently delete the file without sending it to the recycle bin.  It also won’t ask you if you’re sure you want to delete it, so don’t do it unless your sure you really want that file out of your life.


Technically, moving a file to the Recycle Bin or using Ctrl-delete does not wipe out the file.  The file will remain on your hard drive many people don’t realize that deleting a file doesn’t actually erase it; it just removes reference to its location on your system.


Remember deleted files remain on your Hard Drive and can be brought back to life with several software programs available. “BC WIPE” is a good program to remove everything.


TO DELETE A PROGRAM !  Do Not use the same method to delete a file !

You must use a uninstall program or many icons, dll files and system files will not be deleted unless you use uninstall from control panel or a uninstall software package.