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Turn off or bypass recycle bin

    Question

  • Is there any way to turn off or bypass the recycle bin when deleting files? I'm trying to delete dozens of multi-gigabyte folders and it takes hours for each one or so it seems. I tried to delete less than a dozen 4GB folders, started at 9:00 Pm and there were still some left at 6:00 the next morning. Plus, the need to write to two drives sucks up drive access and CPU. I already know I don't want these folders. Just let me whack them.
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    Friday, November 06, 2009 10:08 PM

Answers

  • Shift + Delete = Permanent deletion
    • Proposed as answer by Techwrighter Saturday, November 07, 2009 1:05 AM
    • Marked as answer by Linda Yan Friday, November 13, 2009 1:46 AM
    Friday, November 06, 2009 11:18 PM
  • Hi LilBro,

     

    You can use the shortcut key Shift+Delete as Vistaline mentioned to delete the files permanently.

     

    Also, you can change the Recycle Bin properties by right clicking the Recycle Bin -> Properties -> choose "Don't move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted." -> OK.

     

    Regards,

    Linda

     

    • Marked as answer by Linda Yan Friday, November 13, 2009 1:46 AM
    Monday, November 09, 2009 5:36 AM

All replies

  • Shift + Delete = Permanent deletion
    • Proposed as answer by Techwrighter Saturday, November 07, 2009 1:05 AM
    • Marked as answer by Linda Yan Friday, November 13, 2009 1:46 AM
    Friday, November 06, 2009 11:18 PM
  • Hi LilBro,

     

    You can use the shortcut key Shift+Delete as Vistaline mentioned to delete the files permanently.

     

    Also, you can change the Recycle Bin properties by right clicking the Recycle Bin -> Properties -> choose "Don't move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted." -> OK.

     

    Regards,

    Linda

     

    • Marked as answer by Linda Yan Friday, November 13, 2009 1:46 AM
    Monday, November 09, 2009 5:36 AM