Sketches

I am using 1.8.33.0 ver of IDE , working on Windows Pro 64 bit . I have noticed that I have an abundance of saved sketches in my folder. I went to preferences and browse my sketchbook location, from there I tried to clean out all the files I don’t need ,if they were not named that take on the sketch and date .
I have tried to delete these files but all I can do is rename them.I tried to drag to another folder or desktop and even to recycle bin but am not able to remove them. Can someone please direct me as to how to clean out my libraries folder? Thanks

Larryfos:
I am using 1.8.33.0 ver of IDE , working on Windows Pro 64 bit .

Which version of Windows?

Larryfos:
I have noticed that I have an abundance of saved sketches in my folder...
Can someone please direct me as to how to clean out my libraries folder? Thanks

Which folder do you want to clear out?

Have you tried while the IDE isn't running?

Sorry , I thought I put in Windows 10 pro . No I haven't tried to delete files that are in my libraries folder without the IDE running, i will try it, thanks

Tried what you suggested,did't think I had to get out of program to delete files from library but it did work, thank you.