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Windows 7: Recycle Bin - Permanently Delete Items Automatically

05 Jun 2009   #9
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Recycle Bin - Permanently Delete Items Automatically

Set Recycle Bin to Permanently Delete Items Immediately in Windows


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21 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64

If you choose to use the option to delete immediately delete files without going into the recycle bin, remember you will no longer have the "disk clean-up" option for that drive in drive properties. It took me a long time to figurre out why my "disk clean-up" button was missing. This was why. Just for everyones information.

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14 Jul 2013   #11

Win 7 Professional 64bit

Is there anyway to control by folder - eg if something is deleted from within my Playground folder (or its subfolders) then trash it immediately, otherwise send to the recycle bin

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14 Jul 2013   #12
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello PJD,

If you like, you could press and hold the Shift key, right click on a file/folder, and click on Delete to permanently delete only that file/folder.
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 Recycle Bin - Permanently Delete Items Automatically

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