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Windows media player/RealPlayer

by Jimrin1967 / November 5, 2005 1:47 AM PST

Do these applications save files viewed to the hard drive? If so, how do I wipe them without wiping the whole hard drive?

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Browse help files
by Dick Humfrey / November 5, 2005 2:15 AM PST

This is a copy and paste from the Windows media player found using index method and looking for Delete

To delete links from your library
Click Library.
Right-click the link that you want to delete, and then click Delete.
If prompted, choose one of the following options:
Delete from library only. Deletes the link from your library but does not delete the linked item from your computer.
Delete from library and my computer. Deletes the link from your library and the item from your computer.
Note

You can delete several links at once. To select adjacent items, press and hold the SHIFT key while selecting. To select nonadjacent items, press and hold the CTRL key while selecting. Right-click the selected links, and then click Delete.

This similarly done from Real Player

Deleting Clips and Playlists
Because Media Clips are only shortcuts, you can freely delete clips and playlists from your RealPlayer media library without worrying about destroying any actual media files (unless you want that to happen). To permanently remove the associated media file from your computer, select Also delete files(s)... from the Delete Clips dialog when you delete a clip from My Library. (Not available when you delete clips from a playlist.).

Step-by-Step:

Delete Clips From My Library

Select View > My Library from the RealPlayer menus.

If necessary, click to return to the My Library Home.

Find and select the clip(s) you wish to delete.

Select Delete from the Edit menu or press <DELETE> on your keyboard. The Delete Clips dialog will appear.

Click Delete to confirm deletion.

Note: If you select the Also delete files(s) option, RealPlayer will permanently remove the associated media file from your computer.


Delete Playlists or AutoPlaylist

Select View > My Library from the RealPlayer menus.

If necessary, click to return to the My Library Home.

Select Playlist or AutoPlaylist from the list of categories in My Library.

Select a Playlist (or AutoPlaylist) from the available playlists.

Select Delete from the Edit menu or press <DELETE> on your keyboard. The Confirm Delete dialog will open.

Confirm the deletion by clicking Yes.

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Did that
by Jimrin1967 / November 5, 2005 2:42 AM PST
In reply to: Browse help files

I did delete links in that manner. I mean does it keep things the way the computer stores every image that comes across your screen on a web page. Is there a "deeper cleaning" that needs to be done; or is that it?

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