cannot delete pics!

  sormula 17:22 18 Apr 2008


I am trying to delete pics from My Pictures but my computer is copying then back faster than I can delete them??
Before I started deleting I had 20 pics and now I have 400????

  rawprawn 17:51 18 Apr 2008

Open and name a new folder, then transfer all your picture to the new folder. Then delete that folder. If it's large you may need to hold down Shift and hit Delete.

  antony.dandrea 19:01 18 Apr 2008

hello sormula

If u explain your problem a little better i may be able to help.


  johnnyrocker 19:03 18 Apr 2008

i suspect you are holding the ctrl button for too long?


  iscanut 19:07 18 Apr 2008

johnnyrocker is correct, the prolonged use of the ctrl button will generate copies.

  tullie 19:14 18 Apr 2008

Why would someone be touching the CTRL button?

  VoG II 19:15 18 Apr 2008

"Why would someone be touching the CTRL button?"

To select multiple pics, presumably.

  johnnyrocker 19:18 18 Apr 2008

if they are all in one place try edit/select all then select delete?


  john bunyan 19:26 18 Apr 2008

I am sure rawprawn's suggestion will work. Drag the new folder with the files in it to the recycle bin.

  wis 19:29 18 Apr 2008

yes the key to your problem is the control button
instead of delete you copy,i know what your doing
its faster click first one, hold control hover over rest job done,but no you end up with copys
i would surgest select photos to keep send to new file , then delete rest in one block ie delete
total file any help come back

  Technotiger 19:51 18 Apr 2008

Instead of holding down the Ctrl button, hold down Shift instead, then they will be deleted.

Highlight First pic, hold down Shift, highlight Last pic, hit delete on the keyboard.

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