How to Delete Pictures Off Your Computer

By Daniel Hatter

Computers are excellent for storing multimedia files such as pictures. With the capability of storing thousands, even millions of pictures on the hard drive (depending on the size of the drive), a computer is the best place for you to keep your digital photos. If at any time you decide you don't need one (or any number) of your pictures, you can delete them from your computer. Note that these instructions work for any file or folder on your computer, not just pictures.

Step 1

Open the folder that contains the pictures you wish to delete.

Step 2

Right-click on the picture you wish to delete, or if there are multiple pictures, right-click and drag the mouse over the desired pictures. Release the mouse button. A context menu opens up. Click "Delete." You are asked if you are sure you want to delete the selected items. Click "Yes" to confirm deletion.

Step 3

Empty the Recycling Bin. The Recycling Bin is the place where deleted folders and files go temporarily before you permanently delete them from your computer. Your Recycling Bin is located on your desktop. Right-click on the "Recycling Bin" icon and select "Empty Recycling Bin." You are asked to confirm this operation. Click "Yes." Your pictures have now been erased from your machine.

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