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

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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.