How to delete files from Windows if they go through the trash

Recycle Bin

The trash of any operating system, as we know it in Windows, is one of the best inventions of mankind, not only of computing. This function allows us to easily recover files that we have been able to delete by accident without having to cry out loud.

Yes, as long as we are not cleaning maniacs and we always like to see the trash completely empty. In these cases, the possibilities of recovering a file pass, this time if by shouting in the sky and secondly by looking for applications to recover deleted files.

However, this wonderful feature can be a space problem on our computer, especially when we usually work with compressed files. If we work with these types of files, it is most likely that in the end we will get together with the unzipped archive content and the files that contained it.

When deleting the files that contain the compressed content, once we have unzipped it (it seems like a tongue twister but you sure understand me), these documents go directly to the recycle bin, so when looking for files to recover, it can be a mess of noses to find the one we are looking for.

Also, if the size of these files is very large, over time, our computer may show signs of exhaustion because is running out of space, if we have not set a space limit to the trash can. Fortunately, all versions of Windows allow us to delete content directly without going through the recycle bin.

Delete files in Windows

Delete files in Windows

The process is as simple as press the Shift key when moving files that we want to delete to the trash can. If we look at it, when pressing this key while dragging the files, placing them on the trash will show the message Delete.

This means that we will not be able to find them inside the trash can, but we are going to completely eliminate them from our computer, therefore, we will not be able to recover them unless we use a file recovery software.

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