Can I delete without Recycle Bin

  johnincrete 05:43 02 Jun 2009

Having established beyond doubt that a folder & its contents is no longer required, can I delete it without it going to the recycle bin & being deleted from there?

  ened 07:07 02 Jun 2009


  ened 07:11 02 Jun 2009

Hold down the 'Shift' key as you click on 'Delete'.

You will still get the confirmation box but it will bypass the Bin.

A warning though: I have been doing this for years and the other day I clicked on the wrong folder. I failed to read the confirmation box correctly and found I had deleted some video files that I wanted to keep.

  johnincrete 07:46 02 Jun 2009

I note the caution needed

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