In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps of how to delete a folder on your Windows computer.
First, you’ll need to open the File Explorer window by either clicking the “File Explorer” icon on your desktop or by pressing the “Windows + E” keys at the same time on your keyboard.
Once the File Explorer window is open, navigate to the folder that you want to delete by using the left panel. Once you’ve located the folder, simply click on it once to select it.
After the folder has been selected, right-click on it either by pressing the right mouse button or you can use the “Ctrl + Click” shortcut to select multiple folders at once. A pop-up menu will appear. From the list of options, select the “Delete” option. This will delete the folder from the location you’ve selected.
If you want to delete the folder and its contents, including all subfolders and files within the folder, select the “Delete Folder and Contents” option instead.
The next step is to select the “Yes” button when prompted to confirm the deletion. This action cannot be reversed, so make sure you are absolutely certain you want to delete the folder and its contents before finalizing the deletion.
When the folder has been deleted, the space it occupied on your hard drive will be freed up, allowing you to store other files, folders, and applications in its place.
Finally, you can double-check that the folder has been deleted by navigating to the folder’s original location with the File Explorer. If it’s gone, it means that the folder has been successfully deleted.
We hope this guide has been helpful and now you know how to delete a folder on your Windows computer. As always, make sure to backup important data before deleting any folders as the action cannot be undone.