How do I delete a Windows file?

1. Opening Windows File Explorer

The first step in deleting a Windows file is to open the File Explorer. To do this, click the Start Menu on your Windows taskbar. This will open a list of options. Click on the File Explorer option to open it.

2. Locating the File
Once the File Explorer window is open, you can locate the file you want to delete by entering its name or folder location in the address bar at the top of the window.

3. Selecting the File
Once you have located the file, use your mouse or trackpad to select it by clicking on it once with the left mouse button.

4. Deleting the File
Now that the file is selected, there are several ways to delete it. The easiest way is to press the “Delete” key on your keyboard. This will move the file to your computer’s Recycle Bin, where it can be permanently deleted later.

Alternatively, you can right-click on the file and choose the “Delete” command from the pop-up menu. This will also move the file to the Recycle Bin.

If you are sure that you want to permanently delete the file without sending it to the Recycle Bin, then you can right-click on the file and select the “Delete” command. When a dialog box appears, select the “Permanently Delete” option and click “OK.”

5. Emptying the Recycle Bin
Finally, if you have chosen to move the file to the Recycle Bin, you must empty it in order to delete the file permanently. To do this, double-click the Recycle Bin icon on your desktop. This will open a window where you can view all the contents of the Recycle Bin. Right-click in an empty area of the window and select the “Empty Recycle Bin” command from the pop-up menu. This will permanently delete all the files in the Recycle Bin.

And with that, your file is now deleted from your Windows computer!