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Delete Multiple Items within a Folder

While you can empty your Deleted Items with one command, deleting files in other folders requires more manual work. You need to select the items to delete them. You can select a group of consecutive items or items sporadically throughout the folder.

 

Delete a Group of Consecutive Items

To delete a group of consecutive items within one folder,

  1. Single-click (select) the first item you want to delete.
  2. Hold the SHIFT key on your keyboard.
  3. Single-click (select) the last item you want to delete.
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  4. Press the DELETE (DEL) key on your keyboard.

 

Delete a Group of Items Sporadically throughout the Folder

To delete a group of items sporadically throughout the Folder,

  1. Single-click (select) the first item you want to delete.
  2. Hold the CTRL key on your keyboard.
  3. Single-click (select) the other items you want to delete.
  4. Press the DELETE (DEL) key on your keyboard.

 

NOTE: Outlook Web App has a limit on how many items you can select at once. Try to keep the group less than 30 at a time.

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