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Multiple Deleting Of Files Doesn't Work.


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#1 Bone Idol

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 06:07 AM

Hi all.

To delete a number of items at once in My Documents or in My Pictures, I hold down the Ctrl key while clicking a few items - and then I click 'Delete'.

But half the time I do this, instead of deleting the items - it makes another copy of them.

Is there any way of correcting this problem? It would now take me a full half hour to individually delete each file.

Thanks for any help.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 11:00 AM

That's not a problem, it's a common mistake I make when trying to move/delete numbers of files.

More precise keystrokes will fix :thumbsup:.

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 05:10 PM

Huh? :thumbsup:

hamluis, clicking the Delete button should not create copies of file items you have highlighted. :flowers:

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 05:36 PM

What I think hamluis is saying is:

In the process of Ctrl-clicking files in preparation for deleting them, if you accidentally move the mouse pointer while the Ctrl key is still pressed and the left mouse key is still pressed (i.e., dragging the mouse), the net effect is to copy all the currently-selected/highlighted files. This can very easily happen accidentally when you are in the process of performing the following sequence multiple times: "move mouse pointer to next item to be selected", "press Ctrl key", "left-click mouse", ... .

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 11:50 PM

Thank you Louis and M... a thousand times over! I've just tried it and it works! You've just fixed a problem that has been bugging me for ages.

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