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how do i delete all the hidden files and photos when i run a search in SEARCH
it's taking up a lot of memory i just don't need them? i can delete them one
by one but this takes forever!is there a way i can delete them all in one go
many thanks
 
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Or, to highlite all files within a given folder, press CTRL | A

And they are correct about Hidden Files.. Be very careful what you decide
to Delete..

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"paul1986" wrote:

> how do i delete all the hidden files and photos when i run a search in SEARCH
> it's taking up a lot of memory i just don't need them? i can delete them one
> by one but this takes forever!is there a way i can delete them all in one go
> many thanks
 

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paul1986 wrote:

> how do i delete all the hidden files and photos when i run a search in SEARCH
> it's taking up a lot of memory i just don't need them? i can delete them one
> by one but this takes forever!is there a way i can delete them all in one go
> many thanks

Highlight the first one.
Scroll down to the end of the list.
Hold down your Shift key while you highlight the last one - this will
cause them all to be highlighted.
Press the Delete key.

Be careful you don't delete a file you need!

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posted here. No warranty, express or implied, is given with the posting
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thanks for your reply,that works but when i try to delete these files it
say's{CANNOT DELETE FILE:CANNOT READ FROM THE SOURCE FILE OR DISK} what does
these mean and how do i delete them many thanks paul.

"null" wrote:

> paul1986 wrote:
>
> > how do i delete all the hidden files and photos when i run a search in SEARCH
> > it's taking up a lot of memory i just don't need them? i can delete them one
> > by one but this takes forever!is there a way i can delete them all in one go
> > many thanks
>
> Highlight the first one.
> Scroll down to the end of the list.
> Hold down your Shift key while you highlight the last one - this will
> cause them all to be highlighted.
> Press the Delete key.
>
> Be careful you don't delete a file you need!
>
> --
> The reader should exercise normal caution and backup the Registry and
> data files regularly, and especially before making any changes to their
> PC, as well as performing regular virus and spyware scans. I am not
> liable for problems or mishaps that occur from the reader using advice
> posted here. No warranty, express or implied, is given with the posting
> of this message.
>
>
 
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Hidden files are hidden for a purpose - to prevent you from accidentally
deleting them. That is unless you have deliberately made them hidden files
yourself. My advice is to be very careful what hidden files you are deleting
otherwise you might find your pc will not boot up correctly after shutdown.
You can delete any number of files by first selecting the first file with
the mouse and then holding down the Shift key and clicking on the last file.
All the files should then be highlighted. Right click on the highlighted
files and select delete from the drop down menu.

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"paul1986" <paul1986@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> how do i delete all the hidden files and photos when i run a search in
> SEARCH
> it's taking up a lot of memory i just don't need them? i can delete them
> one
> by one but this takes forever!is there a way i can delete them all in one
> go
> many thanks