How Do You Delete Files You Have Downloaded?


Quick Answer

To delete a downloaded file on a computer running Windows, locate the file on and right-click to open the options menu. Click Delete to send the file to your recycle bin.

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Another way to delete a file from your computer is to drag the file from its current location into the recycle bin. To do this, simply click the file and drag it while holding down the left mouse button. Clicking on the file once and then hitting the delete key on your keyboard works as well.

Deleted files remain in the recycle bin until the bin is emptied. In order to completely wipe the downloaded file from the computer, open the recycle bin and click Empty Recycle Bin.

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