How can I delete the files on the desktop and store them for future refrence?


How do I clean my desktop of unnecessary sales gimmicks that came with the computer? I would like to store them on a diskette for future reference and not destroy.


This question was answered on August 22, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

To delete the files that you don't need on your desktop, and save them too, is a two step process First step is to save the file as you would like on a floppy disk, you have to right click the icon on the desktop that you would like to save on your disk, this will bring up a shortcut menu, which has an option of send to, go on that option which in turn will pull up another menu, where one of the options would be drive A: floppy, click on that and the files in that icon will be copied to the floppy disk that you would have put in the floppy drive Second step would be to delete the icon now that you have saved it, which can be done by right click on the icon and click on the delete option that is on the shortcut menu, which will send the files and the icon in the recycle bin When a file is deleted it goes to the recycle bin but still occupies the space on the hard disk, till you delete the files from the recycle bin This you can do by selecting the files in the recycle bin, and then clicking on file menu, where you will find the delete option, which will delete the files from your hard disk permanently.

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on August 22, 1999