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too many Icons on my desk top how do I get rid of them

by suzonka / January 30, 2006 7:39 AM PST

how can I get rid of about 200 files that went on my desk top ,my own fault pasted them in thought I was pasting to a floppy

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To Delete...RIGHT Click On File, Choose 'Delete'
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 30, 2006 7:54 AM PST

If you'd like to remove multiple files at one time, hold down the "Ctrl" key, then click on each file, one at a time till they're all highlighted..Once they're all highlighted, RIGHT click on one of them, choose "Delete", then choose "Yes/OK" when it's asks: "Are you sure?"

If you want to save them an move them elsewhere, RIGHT click on a blank area of the desktop, choose "New", select "Folder". Give the new folder a name, then "drag" each of the files from the desktop to the top of the folder, then release them. They will be dropped into the new folder..

Now drag the folder to your "My Documents" folder or any other location you want.

Hope this helps.


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Suzonka and Grif.
by retired / January 30, 2006 8:10 AM PST

Hope you don't mind if I add to what you posted. When holding down the CTRL key to highlight be carefull not to move the mouse or you will make copies of all that's been highlighted, best to take it slow and easy.

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Good Point..Delete a Few At A Time To Avoid Copying..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 30, 2006 12:01 PM PST
In reply to: Suzonka and Grif. mistake..An accidental "drag" of the mouse can cause all the highlighted icons to be copied and pasted again on the desktop.

Thanks Retired.


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So that is what happened....
by Sheila / January 30, 2006 9:44 PM PST

I was deleting some files in a folder and while highlighting each item, copies were being added. I had to go and delete them also. I didn't know about moving the mouse would create a copy. I will be careful next time.

I was going to post a question here about that but it has been answered.

Always learn something here.


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