Article ID : S500026137 / Last Modified : 11/04/2018

How to remove icons, files, folders or shortcuts from the Windows Desktop?

    How to remove icons, files, folders or shortcuts from the Windows Desktop?

    There are 2 methods to remove icons, files, folders or shortcuts from the Windows® Desktop.

    Method 1
    1. Right-click the icon to be deleted.
    2. Click Delete.
    3. Click Yes.

    Method 2
    1. Click and drag the icon to be deleted into the Recycle Bin.
    2. Click Yes.

    Note:
    Recycle Bin can restore files as long as it is not emptied.

    1. Double-click the Recycle Bin to open it.
    2. To restore a file, right-click the file and click Restore.
    3. Click Close.