Delete files

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To recover space on your disk (or simply to keep your computer free of clutter), you can delete files that you no longer need.


  1. In the Finder, open /Users/ username/Documents.

    In Finder, open Documents folder

    Tip: If the files are in a different location, open that folder.

  2. Hold down COMMAND , and then select the documents that you want to delete.

    Select documents to delete

    Tip: To see files displayed in a list, on the View menu, click as List.

  3. Drag the files to the Trash.

    Drag files to Trash

  4. On the Finder menu, click Empty Trash.

    Click Finder, then click Empty Trash


  • Any documents that you drag to the Trash remain on your disk until you empty the Trash.

See also

Automatically save and recover files

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