How to Delete Documents from Microsoft Word

967532 How to Delete Documents from Microsoft Word

Launch Microsoft Word on your computer.

Select the document(s) you want to delete

  1. Click on the “File” tab in the top left.
  2. Click on “Open”.
  3. Browse and select the Word documents you want to delete. You can select multiple documents by holding down the Ctrl key while clicking.

Delete the selected document(s)

  1. Right-click on the selected document(s).
  2. Click on “Delete”.
  3. A confirmation prompt will appear. Click on “Yes” to confirm deletion.

The selected Word document(s) will now be moved to the Recycle Bin.

To permanently delete documents from your computer:

  1. Open the Recycle Bin
  2. Right-click on the document(s) and select “Delete” to permanently remove them.

Some tips when deleting Word documents:

  • Make sure you select the correct files before deleting. Once deleted, they can be difficult to recover.
  • For bulk deletion, you can search for all .docx files using Windows Search or File Explorer and delete them.
  • Use Shift+Delete to permanently erase files instead of sending them to the Recycle Bin.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

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