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Deleting a file or folder in OS X is easy. You can just drag the file or folder you want to delete to the Trash icon in the Dock. Another way to delete a file or folder is by holding down the Command key while you press the Delete on your keyboard.
Delete an item from your Mac or iCloud Drive Drag the item to the Trash, or select the item, then press Command-Delete. If an item is locked, click Continue to confirm you want to move the locked item to the Trash.
Step 1. Find the folder you want to delete, and drag the item to the Trash. Or select the item, right click your mouse, and select Move to Trash. Step 2. Right click the Trash, then click Empty Trash. You can also choose Finder > Secure Empty Trash to completely delete files on Mac. Step 3.
When the macOS Utilities window appears, select Disk Utility and click Continue. In Disk Utility, select the disk that contains the file that you want to delete. Then use the First Aid feature of Disk Utility to repair that disk. Quit Disk Utility, then restart your Mac and empty the Trash.
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Right-click on the file and from the options, click on "Delete". Alternatively, you can left click on the file that you want to delete once and then press the "Delete" key on the keyboard. Step 2.
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The Mac Terminal in OS X Mavericks uses the "rm" command to delete files, and either "rm" or "rmdir" to delete folders. Unlike the normal "Move to Trash" command, deleting a file or folder is permanent in the Terminal, so use the "mv" command if you want to keep the file in your Trash.
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