How to Bypass Recycle Bin Permanently on Windows 10

One of the best feature most of the operating systems have is Recycle Bin. Specially it has been an integral part of Windows since the beginning. It helps you recover the files you have deleted (unless deleted permanently). But files stored in Recycle Bin keep occupying space in your HDD. And some people may not like this behavior as it takes two steps to permanently delete any file. If you are one of the users who want the files to get deleted immediately when you press Delete button, you are at the right place. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to disable or bypass Recycle Bin and delete files directly on Windows 10.

After you have set your Windows 10 to bypass Recycle Bin, all deleted files will skip Recycle Bin and get deleted permanently. But keep in mind, by disabling Recycle Bin, you are increasing chances of data loss. Let’s see how to disable or bypass Recycle Bin on Windows 10.

How to Skip Recycle Bin and Delete Files Directly on Windows 10

The quickest and easiest way to permanently delete files is to press the Shift + Delete keys together. Doing this will immediately delete your file and bypass the Recycle Bin. But you will have to press Shift key every time you delete a file. If you want to change this behavior permanently, follow these steps.

Step 1

First of all, right-click on Recycle Bin icon on your Desktop and select Properties.

right click on recycle bin icon and select properties

Step 2

In Properties window, you will see the list of available disk drives. Select a disk drive and choose the “Don’t move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted.” option. You have to do the same for other drives as well. Because Windows creates separate Recycle Bin folders for every disk drive. Choosing this option will disable Recycle Bin function for selected drive.

select a drive and choose second option to bypass recycle bin

Step 3

We also recommend you to enable “Display delete confirmation dialog” option. This way Windows will alert you before deleting files permanently. Finally, click on the “OK” button to save the changes to disable Recycle Bin.

Also check the box to display delete confirmation dialog

Step 4

We are done here. From now onward, deleted files won’t be stored in Recycle Bin. And whenever you delete a file or folder, it will show you confirmation dialog, before deleting the files permanently. And of course bypass the Recycle Bin.

Disable Recycle Bin on Windows 10

Above tutorial explained, how you can skip or bypass Recycle Bin while deleting files and folders on Windows 10. We still recommend using the keyboard shortcut (Shift + Delete) to permanently delete files. But you can use this method as permanent fix. It will save you some time and also actually free up some space.

Hope you liked this tutorial. You can also check the best Windows 10 tips and tricks. And in case, you accidentally deleted an important file, check here Windows File Recovery Tool. Feel free to drop your queries and suggestions in comment section down below. You can also follow us on Facebook.

About Aslam Khan

Hi there, I am a blogger, engineer and a computer geek. I love kittens. I spend some of my time blogging besides full time job as Senior Windows Administrator. I like to learn new things.

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