How to Delete Multiple Files in Windows

By Joshua Benjamin

Not the recommended method.
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Deleting unneeded files is a handy way to free up more space on your computer's hard drive. Of course, if you have a lot of files you want to delete, it can become quite tedious doing it one at a time. Fortunately, Windows makes it simple to select and delete multiple files at a time.

Click the first file you want to delete to select it.

Hold down the "CTRL" key on your keyboard.

Click the other files you wish to delete while continuing to hold down the "CTRL" key. This will select multiple files at once.

Release the "CTRL" key and then press the "Delete" key on your keyboard. A new dialog box will pop up on your screen asking if you are sure you wish to delete the selected files. Click the "Yes" button to delete them all.