Delete Files Directly Without Sending Them To Recycle Bin In Windows 10

Everyone knows deleting any file from your Windows 10 PC will simply throw it into the Recycle Bin. Recycle Bin is a Windows location where all the files and folders are kept for permanent deletion.

Ever wondered, why deleting any file and sending it to the Recycle Bin does not delete data on permanent basis. Well, at times after you have deleted some files or data, you may want to recover it. When a need like this arises, data can easily be recovered from the Recycle Bin. This however happens occasionally.

On the contrary, if you are a cautious user and delete files and folders so that chances of wrong files getting deleted is rare, having to follow this two-step process may be a wastage of time. Deleting the files first from your Windows PC and then again emptying the Recycle Bin to remove them permanently is a time-consuming process. In this article we have tried to mention some easy ways so you can delete files directly without sending them to the Recycle Bin in Windows 10 PC.

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Delete Files Directly: Don’t Send them to the Recycle Bin in Windows 10 PC :

While most people still like to follow conventional methods of deleting files and folders, more advanced users always find ways to save time. Read the complete article to find  various methods to delete files directly. This eliminates the need to send files to the Recycle Bin in Windows 10 and then emptying it to remove them permanently.

Use Keyboard Shortcuts to delete files permanently, don’t send them to the Recycle Bin:

Using shortcuts to delete files permanently is the simplest thing one can do. Just follow the steps below and you are good to go:

1. Select the files and folders you wish to delete directly.

2. Once the selection is done, press Shift + Delete together.

3. You will be asked to confirm whether you want to permanently delete the files. Confirm by clicking on Yes.

step 3

4. This will delete the selected files directly without sending them to Recycle Bin.

Bypass Recycle Bin and delete Files Directly:

If you want to bypass the Recycle in in Windows 10 so that the files deleted gets deleted permanently, follow the steps below:

1. Locate Recycle Bin from the desktop and right-click on it.

2. From the drop-down menu, click on Properties.bypass step 2

3. This will open the Recycle Bin Properties page. Here, select the drive from which you wish to delete files directly.

4. Under Settings for selected location, check the option that says “Don’t move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted “.

5. Post this check mark “Display delete confirmation dialog “, if you want the System to ask for your consent before it delete files permanently.bypass step 5

6. Lastly, click on OK.

7. If you wish to apply the same settings for other drives too, follow steps 4 – 6.

So guys, these were two easy methods you can use to delete files directly without sending them to the Recycle Bin In Windows 10. These methods not only delete files permanently, also saves a lot of time.

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