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Windows 7: Delete files immediately, without right-clicking recycle bin

11 Dec 2014   #1
xpda

Windows 7
 
 
Delete files immediately, without right-clicking recycle bin

Is it possible to set a drive to "Remove files immediately when deleted" without right-clicking recycle bin icon?

I normally do not show the recycle bin icon on my desktop. When I use a new USB drive, I have to display the recycle bin, right click to disable its use on the new drive, and then hide the recycle bin again. Is there a faster way to do this?


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11 Dec 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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11 Dec 2014   #3
xpda

Windows 7
 
 

It looks like this requires you to right-click on the recycle bin icon on the desktop, which is what I'm trying to avoid. Is there an alternative way to access this option?
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11 Dec 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Not that I know of.

Usually removable media like a USB flash drive does not use the Recycle Bin. When you delete files on them, they are deleted permanently by default.

You might see if the context menu in the tutorial below may work for you for this.

Recycle Bin - Permanently Delete Items Automatically
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11 Dec 2014   #5
xpda

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the help. On my system, new USB files (Seagate and WD) default to use the recycle bin.

It's not a big deal, just a convenience issue. I'll never remember to delete with Shift or right-click (after years of practice otherwise). If I forget to disable the recycle bin on a USB drive, it will fill up the drive the second or third time I erase its contents and copy a bunch of files to it. I could empty the recycle bin, or even format, but again, it's just a convenience issue.
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11 Dec 2014   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, you might give the context menu above a try to see how you like it.
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12 Dec 2014   #7
mdd1963

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

click on start>computer>desktop
click on 'recycle bin'

click on 'organize'

click on 'properties'


(Sure seems easier to just 'right click'!!!)
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12 Dec 2014   #8
xpda

Windows 7
 
 

That's what I was looking for... thank you!
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