More and more people are using Dropbox to share large files. Dropbox is easy to use, but it’s not so easy to figure out how to delete a file or delete a folder from Dropbox. Here’s how.
You would think that there would be a checkbox next to each Dropbox folder or file that you could check and then perform a delete function, or else a link or button to delete it next to each Dropbox file or folder, but you would be wrong.
Then you might think that the little trash can at the top is used to delete files, but again, you would be wrong.
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Finally, you might think that clicking on a file itself would give you the option to delete it. But, once again, you would be wrong. It only gives you the options to download or share the file.
So, just how do you delete a Dropbox folder or file?
Here’s how: hover over the file, and control-click. This will give you a dropdown menu with several options, including to delete the file.
This will give you a confirmation box, asking whether you are sure you want to delete the file:
Interestingly, once you delete the first file, you may find that the dropdown menu options now also appear as a horizontal menu bar at the top of the page.
The procedures are the same for deleting a Dropbox folder – control-click, Delete.
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