Delete ALL image in picture & fax viewer area

March 11, 2010 at 14:59:55
Specs: Windows XP professional
Hey, am trying to find out how to delete ALL images, etc. in the area called "picture & fax viewer" I want to delete them all, & am not a computer freak. So, have tried to figure out how to get rid of them, but don't want to sit for hours deleteing one at a time.

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March 11, 2010 at 15:33:56
Left click one of them so that it is highlighted. Then hold down the Ctrl key and the 'A' key together. They will now all be highlighted. Make sure you are certain there is nothing you want to stay, then right click any one of them and select Delete. The lot will go.

As per next post. Yes, the above technique is intended to delete the actual picture files (usually in "My Pictures" somewhere).

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March 11, 2010 at 15:40:31
As far as I know, there is no "picture & fax viewer" area. The Picture & Fax Viewer just shows the picture you select in whatever folder. Please correct me if I am wrong.

Try this: Use the Search facility to find one of the pictures that you would like to delete. Hopefully, you will find the folder with the unwanted picture, and the rest of the unwanted pictures might also be in that folder. If so, you could use multiple selection and delete.

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March 11, 2010 at 18:14:02
Hey, thanks for all the help to those that are being super kind to help a computer "dummie." I am greatful for the help.
Oh...My housecat is wondering if anyone has good advice on any website so I can download a free animated/with noise of a bird screensaver? She hates my aquarium one. I myself have been to tons of them & just cannot find a good one for her. Crazy question, am sorry.

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March 11, 2010 at 19:05:52
Your Google is as good as mine on the screensaver LOL.

Harping back to the original question, I'm not sure how well up you are on keyboard commands (such as Ctrl+A already given).

You might sometimes want to highlight a selection of files (for moving or deleting):

If you want to highlight a block, highlight the start of block with the mouse left click, then go to the other end of the block, hold down the Shift key and left click the other end.

If you want to add or subtract the odd file to a selection, then in the same manner hold down the Ctrl key then left click each file you wish to highlight.

In all cases, once you've got your selection highlighted you right click any one of them to cut, delete or whatever.

These three can sometimes be handy too:
Ctrl+X is "Cut"
Ctrl+C is "Copy"
Ctrl+V is "Paste"

The last one is particularly useful when you want to paste something in a box (such as registration key) when there is no Paste facility provided.

You might know all that but I thought I'd add it just in case. There are stacks more.

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