49. Delete Files

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You can delete files from the Nautilus window by opening the appropriate location. You can also delete files that you find in the Search for Files window.

Before You Begin

14 About File Commands

15 Use File Commands

46 Use Nautilus to Manage Folders

47 Browse and Open Files

48 Find Files

Open Folder Containing File

In the Nautilus window locate the folder that contains the file or files, you want to delete. Then open the folder.

Select and Delete File

Select the file you want to delete. If you want to select multiple files, select the first file and then hold down the Ctrl key as you select subsequent files. Press the Delete key. The file or files will be removed and placed in the trash.


To select all the files in a folder, from the Nautilus menu, select Edit, Select All Files. You can also use the mouse to drag a selection area around files in the Nautilus window to select them.

Empty the Trash

Right-click on the Trash icon and select Empty Trash. In the warning dialog box that appears, select Empty to remove the file from your system.


If you inadvertently delete a file or files, open the Trash and drag the file back to its folder of origin.

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    Novell Linux Desktop 9. User's Handbook
    Novell Linux Desktop 9 Users Handbook
    ISBN: 0672327295
    EAN: 2147483647
    Year: 2003
    Pages: 244
    Authors: Joe Habraken

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