Delete files in Microsoft Word

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How do I delete files in Word that are no longer used?
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Highlight your unwanted documents, and either hit the delete button or right click and select “delete”.

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  • rvijay926
    You can select multiple files (any files not only word) by pressing and holding the control key and finally hit delete button once, it will delete all files to recycle bin. From there you can empty whenever you want. If the file is large or together its large and recycle bin cannot hold it then it will ask for permanent deletion.
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  • rvijay926
    To find Word files no longer used, you can search by opening windows explorer, in the search text field at right top side type *.doc or *.docx, it will show all word files.from the list you can sort the files by clicking the date modified column, it will sort by the date.you can select the files based on the date they are last modified and hence can find unused files.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Probably you meant shortcuts that shown on the desktop. If yes, simply delete as you deleted other files earlier.
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  • ToddN2000
    Open the folder where the documents are.
    CTRL right-click on the document(S) you want to delete.

    Now you have two options.

    Hold SHIFT right-click then select delete to permanently delete. 
    (no recovery from this, gone is gone)

    otherwise

    Right-click and it will send copy to the recycle bin.
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