Frequently Asked Questions - Recycle Bin
Here you will find questions and answers to common Windows topics.
How do I delete a file without sending it to the Recycle Bin?
If you want to delete a file and not have to empty it out of the Recycle Bin each time then there is an easy way to do that. When deleting the file simply hold down the Shift key at the same time you are deleting it. It doesn’t matter if you are using the Delete key, right clicking and choosing Delete or using the delete X on the toolbar. As long as you hold down Shift at the same time it won’t go to the Recycle Bin. Just be sure to be careful because if you didn’t mean to delete it there is no going back without a lot of potential work.
How do I Disable the Delete Confirmation Dialog Box?
If you don’t want to see the delete confirmation dialog box every time you delete a file then that is easy to change. Keep in mind that this warning may save you from accidentally deleting a file though.
To disable this notification message simply right click on the Recycle Bin and choose Properties. Then uncheck the box that says Display delete confirmation dialog and click Ok.
Now next time you delete a file it will go straight to the Recycle Bin without asking you if you are sure.