CDE provides a trash can or wastebasket facility. The Trash Can is a temporary store for objects (files and folders) to be deleted. You can move selected objects to the Trash Can using drag and drop, by mapping certain menu items, or by pressing the Delete key. Once in the Trash Can, the objects no longer appear in their original folder.
To permanently remove the deleted files in CDE, you use the Empty Trash Can control on the Trash subpanel.