Using the Recycle Bin

Learn all about using the Windows 98 recycle bin to permanently delete files in this free lesson.

Emptying the Recycle Bin

Your files and folders stay around for a while in the Recycle Bin unless you delete them permanently from your computer. You can empty the entire bin or empty one or more files.

To permanently delete ALL files or folder from the Recycle Bin:

  • Click on the Recycle Bin
  • Choose FileactionEmpty Recycle Bin.

To permanently delete one or a few files or folder from the Recycle Bin:

  • Hold down the Ctrl key, then click each file you want to delete.
  • Choose FileactionDelete.

Deleting a File from the Recycle Bin