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How to delete files and folders without sending to Recycle Bin [Tip]

When deleting files, the first thing that you would think of is to send it to the Recycle Bin. From there, you get the option to permanently delete your files. Now, what if you want to bypass that process and just directly delete your files and folders right after you select “Delete”? Is there any way for you to do so when you’re working with various files and folders in Windows?

Well, there is. All you need to do is to follow the steps listed below.

How to delete files and folders without sending to Recycle Bin

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Alternate option for deleting selected files

If you don’t want to fully bypass the Recycle Bin, you can just opt to permanently delete selected files. To do so, you must individually select each file and then instead of just pressing “Delete”, you need to press “Shift” + “Delete”.

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A confirmation dialog will then ask you to confirm whether you want to permanently delete your files, just click “Yes” and that’s it. Your deleted file won’t show up in your Recycle Bin.

It’s that simple.