What is Fancy File Delete?
It's a module specifically designed to help you manually remove documents you have uploaded and linked to your site.
Why is Fancy File Delete necessary?
A change made to Drupal in the last year by the Drupal Community of developers removed the ability to delete files via the existing method in preparation for the rollout of the Media Library Initiative. The problem stems from the fact that the Media Library is still in development and not ready for use. In the meantime, we're offering this interim solution.