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Permanently Delete - Add to Context Menu

How to Add 'Permanently Delete' to Send To Context Menu in Windows
Published by Brink
25 Jun 2011
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How to Add 'Permanently Delete' to Send To Context Menu in Windows


information   Information
This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Permanently Delete from the Send To context menu in XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

When you use the added Permanently Delete, it will give you a confirmation prompt to secure erase the selected file(s), and will not be placed in the Recycle Bin.

This could also be handy if you did not want to set the Recycle Bin to permanently delete files so that you can Delete some files to the Recycle Bin, and others Permanently Delete with this context menu item.

While you must be logged in as an administrator to be able to add or remove this context menu, all users will be able to use the context menu.

Note   Note
How to use Permanently Delete when added:

1) Select one or more files.

2) Right click or press and hold on selected files.

3) Click/tap on Send to and Permanently Delete.js.

Permanently Delete - Add to Context Menu-usage-1.png
4) If this is the first time you used Permanently Delete, then click on Agree for the SDelete license agreement. You will not see this anymore afterwards.

Permanently Delete - Add to Context Menu-usage-3.png
5) Click/tap on Yes to confirm.

Permanently Delete - Add to Context Menu-usage-2.png
6) Click/tap on OK in the confirmation dialog.

Permanently Delete - Add to Context Menu-usage-4.png

CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Add Permanently Delete to Send To Context Menu
  • Option Two: To Remove Permanently Delete from Send To Context Menu





Permanently Delete - Add to Context Menu OPTION ONE Permanently Delete - Add to Context Menu
To Add Permanently Delete to Send To Context Menu

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to go the Windows Sysinternals website, and then download SDelete to your desktop.

download
2. Unblock the downloaded SDelete.zip file.

3. Open the SDelete.zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the SDelete.exe file to your desktop.

4. Move the SDelete.exe file into the C:\Windows\System32 folder. (see screenshot below)

Permanently Delete - Add to Context Menu-system32.png
5. Click/tap on Continue to confirm. (see screenshot below)

Permanently Delete - Add to Context Menu-system32_confirm.png
6. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the Permanently_Delete.zip file to your desktop.

download
7. Unblock the downloaded Permanently_Delete.zip file.

8. Open the Permanently_Delete.zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the Permanently Delete.js file to your desktop.

Note   Note
Special thanks to our valued member Pyprohly for writing this javascript file for us.


9. Move the Permanently Delete.js file into the shell:sendto (type in address bar of explorer and press Enter) folder. (see screenshot below)

Note   Note
If you like, you can create a shortcut of the Permanently Delete.js file, change the shortcut's icon to what you like, and place the shortcut into the shell:sendto folder instead.


Permanently Delete - Add to Context Menu-sendto.png





Permanently Delete - Add to Context Menu OPTION TWO Permanently Delete - Add to Context Menu
To Remove Permanently Delete from Send To Context Menu

1. Open the C:\Windows\System32 folder, and delete the SDelete.exe file. (see screenshot below)

Permanently Delete - Add to Context Menu-system32.png
2. Open the shell:sendto (type in address bar of explorer and press Enter) folder, and delete the Permanently Delete.js file. (see screenshot below)

Permanently Delete - Add to Context Menu-sendto.png


That's it,
Shawn



25 Jun 2011   #1
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Cool, I like that Shawn.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jun 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I liker this one mate, well done!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jun 2011   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you guys.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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25 Jun 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Nice tut Shawn, But I would not use it - I would probably loose half of my stuff, LOL.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jun 2011   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, yeah it's not one you would want to click on by mistake.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jun 2011   #6
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

nice one shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jun 2011   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Bagavan.

Added where it does 11 ovewrite passes as well for a more secure deletion.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jun 2011   #8
Keyoung59

Windows 7 Ultimate x64-bit SP1
 
 
Thanks...

Thanks great post as always hope you come out with some more.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jun 2011   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Kevin. I shall do my best to do so.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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