How to delete files permanently in Windows 10?

This method has been tried in Windows 10. Hopefully, it will work in previous Windows versions also.

Go to the Desktop on your Windows 10 OS.
Right Click the Recycle Bin folder.
Click the Properties option.

In the Properties, select the drive for which you want to delete the files permanently.
Now, under Settings for selected location, click the radio button for Don’t move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted.hen you delete a file or folder in Microsoft Windows, it goes to a special folder called Recycle Bin. Recycle Bin allows you to restore your deleted files, in case, you change your mind at a later stage. The file continues to stay there along with other deleted files, still consuming space on your hard drive, until you clear them using the Empty Recycle Bin option.

But if you’re too lazy to clear the Recycle Bin at regular intervals, it will start taking up valuable space on your hard drive. Windows allows you delete the permanently, without sending them to Recycle Bin.

Now, one possible way to do this is by using the Shift+Delete key combination. But if you don’t want to keep the deleted files in the Recycle Bin, you can enable Windows to automatically delete the files permanently.

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