Can't bulk-delete 6000 files

  MickinPlymouthUK 23:46 06 Jul 06
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Hi, I've got several thousand unwanted game bitmaps to delete, but when I try to send their folder to the Recycle Bin I get the message "Too big for bin, do you want to delete permanently?"
I click "Yes to all" but it won't work,it keeps asking me if I want to delete each file individually, but it'll take me til Christmas to do the whole lot like that!
Why won't it recognise the "yes to all" command?
Any suggestions?
Thanks
I'm Win 98SE and chronically PC-illegitimate..

  LastChip 23:51 06 Jul 06

I suspect you inadvertently causing a memory overload, so Windows refuses to play.

Try selecting a hundred or so at a time and deleting them like that.

  gudgulf 00:08 07 Jul 06

Try selecting all the files you want to delete then pressing the Shift/Delete keys.

That willl bypass the Recycle Bin and let you delete large files directly.

  MickinPlymouthUK 00:23 07 Jul 06

Okay guys thanks, I seem to have muddled through with a combination of your suggestions plus I found a "bypass bin" option in the Bin Properties

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