How to delete files in Windows 10 without going through the trash

When deleting files in Windows 10, we do not get a confirmation message, something that yesterday we teach you to change In a simple way. This means that the files we delete go directly to the recycle bin. But, there may be files that you don't want to be left in the trash and you want to delete them directly from your computer.

If this is your case, The good part is, there is a way to delete files in Windows 10 directly. Without these files going through the trash. So it disappears directly from our computer. How can we achieve this?

Windows 10 sends all the files that we delete to the trash by default. Only those files that are too large, that are completely removed from the computer. But, there may be something other than a heavy file that you don't want it to go through the trash can. In these cases, we have to use this trick.

Windows 10 Security

We have two alternatives in this type of situation in which we want the file to leave no trace. We can activate an option in the recycle bin or we can use a combination of keys. We explain how both options work below.

Activate a trash option

The first of the two options allows us to delete the files directly without going through the trash. In this case, when activating this option we make the files that we delete permanently delete. So we have to be sure that we want to make use of this option. To activate it, the steps to follow are the following:

  • Right click on the trash and enter properties
  • Select the option called do not move files to the recycle bin. Remove files immediately upon deletion.

Windows 10 Trash

We select this option and we accept. In this way, all the files that we delete from now on will not go through the Windows 10 recycle bin.

Use a key combination

The second option that we have available allows us to delete a file directly from the computer. But, it is an option that we can use only with a file. So it is for more specific cases. What we have to do is select the file and hold down the Shift + Del key. We can also press the Shift key and right-click and then we choose the option to delete. Then you get a window that confirms that the file will be permanently deleted.

Delete file permanently

By doing this the file will disappear directly. So we will never find it in the Windows 10 recycle bin.

These two options are methods that allow us to permanently delete files from our computer. But, we must use them if they are really things that we do not need, since otherwise we may make a mistake.

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