How to Delete Files Without Moving It Into the Recycle Bin

This is very simple method to delete a file permanently without moving it into the Recycle Bin.

Steps

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    Click on the file, which is to be deleted permanently.
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    Press Shift (Left or Right Shift can be used) + Delete key in the keyboard.
    • The computer then asks whether you are sure you want to delete the file.
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    Click Yes, if you are sure to delete it and the file get deleted permanently.
    • Click No, if you do not want to delete.
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Warnings

  • Look at the file twice before deleting, to see to it that you are deleting the file you want, because it gets deleted permanently!

Article Info

Categories: Basic Computer Skills | Windows Files