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Skip The Recycle Bin

Thursday, November 18th, 2004 by | Filed Under: Shortcuts & Keyboard Tricks, Uncategorized
 
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Every now and then you need to really delete a file. Right now.

Well, most people delete the thing, then go to the recycle bin and remove it from there. It works, but there’s a better way.

Next time you’re 100% sure, without a doubt, for certain, that you want to delete a file, hold your Shift key down while you delete. The file will be deleted—skipping the Recycle Bin completely.

Here I am, right-clicking and deleting a file that was just begging for it. You can’t tell, but I’m holding down my Shift key so it bypasses my recycle bin and vanishes into the digital abyss at the center of cyberspace…

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Who knew you could wield such power with such a simple key?

~ Steve

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