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Deleting triggering pictures - November 5th 2014, 05:15 PM

I have eating disorder, self harm, suicide, depression related icons on my computer that I need to get rid of. And I was wondering how to do this without getting triggered? I need to delete this for my recovery but I don't know how to. Can anyone suggest anything?



   
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Re: Deleting triggering pictures - November 5th 2014, 05:23 PM

Try to not look at them and put them all in some folder. Then delete the folder at once. Another thing you could do is have a trusted friend or family member delete it for you. There are even softwares that allows remote access to your computer so if things are really too triggering to glance at even a little and no one can come to your computer and do it for you, you can get someone to maybe delete it with remote access. My dad works in computers and theres a software that allows him to work from home because he can access the other person's computer without physically going to that location

If your photos are titled, you can put them in list format and delete them based on what the title suggests

Edit I think the software is called team viewer and its free.
   
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Re: Deleting triggering pictures - November 5th 2014, 05:24 PM

Hi there :-)

I think the best thing to do would be to have a good, trusted friend delete them for you. That would be a safe way to remove that content from your computer without triggering yourself.

Alternatively, you could delete the photos while they are thumbnails on your computer (small images) rather than opening every picture.

Also, remember to empty the trash bin :-)



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Re: Deleting triggering pictures - November 5th 2014, 08:48 PM

No one is aloud to touch my computer or go through anything I have on there. Plus I have no friends



   
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Re: Deleting triggering pictures - November 5th 2014, 09:45 PM

Do the names of the files/icons trigger you, or is it the icons/images themselves?

If you are on windows 8 (or 7, I think, but not sure about other operating systems) you can right-click the desktop background, go to view and then uncheck ĎShow desktop iconsí. Since this will hide all icons, itís best if you pin necessary icons to the taskbar first. This could be a temporary solution. You could then go to the file explorer, select desktop and depending on your list settings you could right click, then select view and either list or details, as this will only give you the file name, and not show the icon. And then you can delete them from there.


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Re: Deleting triggering pictures - November 5th 2014, 11:25 PM

It's not those type of icons.this thread is frustrating me no ones. understanding me please close this



   
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