Selecting multiple items in the Library and hitting the delete key works as well....
Thanks; that's a lot simpler. It's the one thing I didn't think of. I was trying to do a multiple delete the same way I do a multiple delete in Windows Explorer -- highlight the items to delete, right click, and click on delete. I never thought of using the delete key in Windows Explorer, either.
Be careful when you do this. ADE keeps a file called 'manifest.xml' that
contains a record of those ebooks ADE thinks it has in its library. If you
delete the ebooks, but don't change the manifest file, ADE will think those
ebooks are still there.
You're right, Frustrated. When I was looking into this, I opened the manifest file and decided it would be a pain to modify it, so that's why I decided to delete all the books. It turns out that Jim_Lester's solution is easier than anything else, and I wish I'd thought of it myself, instead of all the monkying around with Windows Explorer.
This takes them out of ADE, but they still clog your folder My Digital Editions on your computer.