Delete a file or folder
To delete a file or folder:
You can also delete a file or folder by dragging it to the Recycle Bin or by selecting the file or folder, and then pressing Delete.
When you delete a file or folder from your hard disk, it's not deleted right away. Instead, it's stored in the Recycle Bin until the Recycle Bin is emptied. To permanently delete a file without first moving it to the Recycle Bin, select the file, and then press Shift+Delete.
If you delete a file or folder from a network folder or from a USB flash drive, it might be permanently deleted rather than being stored in the Recycle Bin.
If a file can't be deleted, it might be in use by a program that's currently running. Try closing the program or restarting your computer to fix the problem. For more information, see Why can't I delete a file or folder?