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Add Permanently Delete To The Right Click Menu

The Windows Recycle Bin, acts as a safeguard when deleting files and folders from your computer, whereby all deleted files are first sent there, and remain as such until you decide otherwise. In the event you've accidentally deleted a file/folder, It can easily be restored to It's original directory. If you wish to permanently delete them Instead of sending to the Recycle Bin, In this tutorial, I will show you how to add Permanently delete to the right-click context menu.

So what's this all about? Well, I'm glad you've asked! In short, once the tweak Is applied, simply right-click a file or folder and the Permanently delete option will be available- precisely as shown In the Image above.

As Its name Implies, It will permanently delete the file/folder from your computer, completely bypassing the Recycle Bin. So what's the advantage of this? Well, not everyone remembers to periodically empty the Recycle Bin, hence If you've moved a file containing sensitive Information such as usernames & passwords, anyone with physical or remote access, can restore the file and view It's contents.

As such, I will demonstrate how to add Permanently delete to the right-click menu, by using a neat little Registry file, that will automatically add the entries to the Windows Registry and apply the option thereafter.

I've provided the download links to the Registry file, at the end of this article. So without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:

Once you've downloaded the file, extract Its contents to a folder of your choice and double-click the Add Permanently Delete.reg file as shown below. It will prompt whether to add the entries to the Windows Registry, so click Yes.

Step Two:

A message will be returned, confirming that the entries have been successfully added to the Registry, so hit OK to finalize the process.

Step Three:

I've now right-clicked my folder named Windows 10 Tips, and as you can see, the Permanently delete option has been successfully applied. Let's make sure It's functional, by clicking It.

Step Four:

A message box has been returned, asking If I wish to permanently delete my folder- which Is precisely what I want to do, so I've hit Yes. As a result, my folder has bypassed the Recycle Bin, and Is no longer stored on my computer.

Last Step:

In the event you've changed your mind and want to remove the Permanently delete option from the right-click menu, simply double-click the Remove Permanently Delete.reg file, and click Yes.

Final Thoughts:

The good thing about this tweak, Is the fact that you do not have to manually edit the Windows Registry for the change to take effect. The entries are automatically added, which leaves very little to no room for corruption. When permanently deleting a file or folder, be sure that you're making the correct decision- as It can be a difficult process to recover It If you've made an error In judgment.

Use any of the links below to download the aforementioned Registry files.

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