Set recycle bin to delete files in it automatically

The Recycle Bin is the special folders of windows on the hard disk to store deleted files and folders. These files or folders can be restored from the Recycle Bin to their original location if required for use.

But you can set the Recycle Bin setting that the files and folders are deleted from hard disk are not placed in the Recycle Bin. So with the help of windows registry editor you can set the Recycle Bin to always delete items.

Jus follow the steps :

+ First click on Start button then type Regedit in Run option.

+ Navigate to the following path :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Explorer\BitBucket

+ Here in right side panel, double click on NukeOnDelete and set its value 1.

+ Now close the registry editor and restart your computer after any changes to go into effect.

Enjoy !! Share your experiences in the comments.

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  • There is another easy way. You might know this.
    In gpedit.msc, you just go to "User Configuration > Windows Components > Windows Explorer"
    and then in right side panel, double click on "Do not move deleted files to Recycle Bin" , select "Enable" and press "OK"...Done!! :)