Disable Recycle Bin in Windows 7

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Courtney, Eng, Anonymous

Hi, you're watching VisiHow and this is a tutorial on to disable your recycle bin on Windows 7 computers. Having our recycle bin feature is a very good thing, for example if we delete a file and then decide the we didn't want the file to be deleted and wanted to restore it, we can just go ahead and restore it. However, there may be some files we want to obliterate by just simply pressing the delete button. This is when disabling your recycle bins comes in handy.

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    To disable the Recycle Bin, we have to right-click on the Recycle Bin icon.
    This icon features a transparent recycling bin, however, it will be filled up if there are files inside of it. The words "Recycle Bin" will also be written underneath of this icon. Clicking this once will open a short menu for us.
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    Click on the option labeled Properties.
    This option is listed last on the short menu we previously opened.
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    In the "Recycle Bin Properties" menu, check the option labeled "Don't move files to the Recycle Bin.
    Remove files immediately when deleted". This option will disable our Recycle Bin.
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    Then we will press the option labeled "OK" to close this menu box.
    This option is located at the bottom of the menu box, and will be highlighted in a light blue.
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    Once we have done this we may need to restart our computer for this option to take effect.
    Once restarted, we will note that the files will no longer be sent to our Recycle Bin.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to disable the Recycle Bin on Windows 7 computers.
    Thank you for watching VisiHow, if you have any other comments or questions please leave them in the comment section below.
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Recent edits by: Eng, Courtney, Lukward Thomason

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