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How To Safely Delete A File If You Don't Know If You Need It.

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 01:07 PM

Safe Techniques to Delete a File

Guide Overview

The purpose of this guide is to teach you how to delete those files that you're unsure if they're needed.
  • Step1 - Create a folder on your Desktop and give it a name that you'll remember.

  • Step2 - Using Windows Explorer (Start...All Programs...Accessories...Windows Explorer), MOVE (don't copy) the file to the new folder on your Desktop. Also, remember where it came from (write it down if you have to) - this may be needed later on.

  • Step3 - Leave the file in the new folder for a week or two. If there are no problems, delete it to the Recycle Bin and let the Recycle Bin empty it out on it's own (this will give you another week or two before it's really gone!)

  • Step4 - If you have problems, MOVE the file back to it's original location. If that's the source of the problem - this will fix it. If not, there are other problems that you should look into.

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