How to Delete Files and Folders on Windows 11

Let’s look at different ways to delete files and folders on Windows 11 PC.

Remove Files and Folders using Key

Here are the steps:

Select the items you want to remove.

Hit the Delete key. If you’ve enabled the delete confirmation dialog box, you’ll see a popup and hit Yes on it.

That’s it.

Delete Files and Folders using the Context Menu

Here are the steps:

Select the items you want to remove.

Right-click on them, and you will see the Trash can icon. Hit it.

Alternatively, you can do the same task with these steps:

Select the items. Right-click on them and hit Show more options.

You can now see the Delete option. Hit it.

Remove Files and Folders using the Command Bar

Select the items. Hit the Delete icon in the command bar at the top of the File Explorer.

Delete Files and Folders on Windows 11 using Drag and Drop

Drag and drop the items you want to remove to the Recycle Bin.

That’s it.

Notes:

  • All the deleted files and folders are in the Recycle Bin. You can restore them if you want.

I hope this guide, “How to Delete Files and Folders on Windows 11,” is helpful to you.

Thanks for reading.