The Kindle is an ebook reader designed and built by Amazon. Ebooks can be sent to the Kindle directly from the Amazon online store, by sending them as email attachments or by attaching the Kindle to a computer and transferring the files via USB. Although the Kindle has a large storage capacity, it may be necessary or desirable to free up memory space by deleting unwanted or finished ebooks from the device.
Connect the Kindle to a computer using its USB cable. The computer will recognize the Kindle as a mass storage device and create an icon for it in "Computer."
Open the entry for the Kindle in "Computer." The Kindle will contain three folders called "Audible," "Music" and "Documents."
Open the "Documents" folder and locate the ebook files you want to delete by reading through the list of file names. Right-click the unwanted ebook file and select "Delete" from the context menu. Confirm you want to delete it by pressing the "OK" button when prompted.
Press the "Home" button on the Kindle to return to the library page.
Use the five-way controller to scroll through the pages to the unwanted ebook file.
Press the left button on the five-way controller when the unwanted ebook is highlighted and select "Remove from device" from the menu. Press the central button on the five-way controller to confirm you want to remove the ebook.
- Even if you delete an ebook purchased from the Amazon online store, you can download it again for free at any time.
- Files deleted on the Kindle do not go into the computer's "Recycle Bin." They are permanently deleted, so use caution when removing files.
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