Kindle 2: How To Delete Ebooks, Photos and Items

It’s easy to get books, pictures, music files and other items on your Kindle. At some point, you are going to need to remove some of this to make room for more stuff. Here’s how to delete the files off of your Kindle 2.

1. Go to the Kindle’s Home screen.

2. Use the 5-way controller to locate and highlight the desired book, photo or item.

3. Press LEFT on the 5-way controller.

4. A black delete button will appear. Use the 5-way controller to select it.

5. When the confirmation box appears, use the 5-way controller to select ok.

 

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29 Responses to “Kindle 2: How To Delete Ebooks, Photos and Items”

  1. May 20, 2009 at 8:43 pm, d said:

    this does not apply to archived items…how do you do that?

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  2. May 30, 2009 at 3:13 pm, r said:

    this is easy and works well.

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  3. December 06, 2009 at 4:42 pm, Nancy said:

    Thanks!!! I was grading student papers and didn’t want them sitting on the Kindle. Grateful for easy directions.

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  4. December 29, 2009 at 4:32 am, Anonymous said:

    thank you for walking me through deleting an item. i received my kindle as a christmas gift and was not sure how to do so. the next thing that i’d like to do is delete the authors screensavers, is there a way to do this? how many are there; i got tired of scrolling through, and does anyone know if any of them black writers?

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    • May 18, 2010 at 9:09 pm, loulac said:

      I did see Ralph Ellison after scrolling through many of them.

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  5. March 02, 2010 at 5:07 am, Tammy said:

    Thanks we were trying to figure this out with our new Kindle.

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  6. May 12, 2010 at 4:23 pm, je99 said:

    This only puts the item in the archived items… How do I make it go away completely?

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  7. May 30, 2010 at 10:52 pm, IceyJ said:

    I was hoping this would tell me how to delete mp3s from the audio folder. I don’t have an option to delete them in Windows 7. Oh well… Guess I’ll keep looking.

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  8. June 04, 2010 at 8:30 pm, shannon said:

    How do you delete from your Archived items??

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  9. June 13, 2010 at 8:43 pm, Allie-Cat said:

    I am also trying to delete my archived items. At one point I could go into the Manage Your Kindle part of Amazon.com/kindle. After some accidental clicking I found a screen where I could select the items I wanted to permanately delete and manually take them off. It was great but now I cannot find my way back. I was hoping someone else had found it as well. Oh well, I am back to search for it again. :)

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    • July 08, 2010 at 9:55 pm, cjshrop said:

      Go to you amazon.com and sign-in. Go to “your account”. Go to “manage your kindle” and scroll down to “your orders”. Just under each book title, you’ll see a little “+” sign…click on that and it opens up other details. From there you’ll see “delete this title”. that removes it from your archives.

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      • July 10, 2010 at 4:43 pm, Pargumedo said:

        eres un genio, gracias!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. July 06, 2010 at 2:07 pm, Hjlskl85 said:

    I have been having problems with deleting some duplicate items on my Kindle. I downloaded a free book from feedbooks.com and got an error message multiple times so I reclicked on it and now have 5 copies on my Kindle. When I click on the button to delete and hit ok, it just grays out the item and then it pops right back up. What do I do to get rid of those items.

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    • October 02, 2010 at 6:03 pm, dcfrsw said:

      Hello Hjlskl85 I don’t know if you still have the problem of grayed item but I just found a solution: when you connect your Kindle under Windows if you get a message saying there is something to analyse (sorry I try to translate my Windows is in french) let Windows do it. I had the same problem grayed item impossible to delete but once fixed by Windows the delete worked fine.

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  11. September 15, 2010 at 6:07 am, JC said:

    If you want to wipe your Kindle 2 for resale or giving to a freind, do the following:

    1. Deregister your kindle.

    2. Slide and hold the on/off switch to the right and HOLD it for 20-25 seconds. Then set it down for a minute while it resets. When it boots up, you’ll see your archived items are (0) and your Kindle is wiped clean.

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  12. October 17, 2010 at 2:36 am, Jenesisx said:

    Thank you!!

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  13. January 21, 2011 at 3:53 am, Nahni said:

    How do you delete something from your Clippings?

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  14. February 18, 2011 at 10:23 pm, Jiang Wang said:

    thanks

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  15. February 18, 2011 at 10:24 pm, Jiang Wang said:

    thanks!

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  16. March 05, 2011 at 7:22 pm, Kari Melody said:

    brilliant thanks!

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  17. April 07, 2011 at 12:45 pm, ChristinaFrancine said:

    Very helpful information here. It’s too bad Kindle doesn’t come with a better user guide. Why don’t they?

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  18. July 20, 2011 at 4:38 pm, Asurendhra said:

    u cant

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  19. July 20, 2011 at 4:38 pm, Asurendhra said:

    u cant

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  20. August 10, 2011 at 10:00 pm, tearose81 said:

    If you figured out how to do this I would like to know, downloaded some music I really don’t want on there.

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  21. September 24, 2011 at 7:52 pm, Bob said:

    I’ve gone onto manage account and have permanently deleted the items I don’t want and they no longer appear in my library – but they are still in my archived items. I don’t want these books anymore!! Can i delete them from my archived items or are they hear to stay??

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  22. December 27, 2011 at 3:33 am, Jana said:

    Same problem – never is deleted fro the Archive… I don’t want to keep them on my Kindle. Any way to delete permanently? Amazon site Kindle manager was of no use…

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  23. May 02, 2012 at 11:17 pm, john moodie said:

    I have accidentaly deleted the file where I keep the books that I have read. I still have all the books but they are mixed in with the books I have bought but not read yet. Is there a way to restore the file and the completed books in it-over 200

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  24. October 12, 2012 at 8:10 pm, HELP said:

    how to we get rid of author-screensavers we don’t like but keep others?

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  25. January 20, 2013 at 10:19 pm, vicky said:

    Does anyone have any idea how to delete a ‘book’ from the Kindle app which is on the iPhone?

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