Add Permanently Delete to Context Menu in Windows 10  

    Add Permanently Delete to Context Menu in Windows 10

    Add Permanently Delete to Context Menu in Windows 10

    How to Add Permanently Delete to Context Menu in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    09 Dec 2019
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Add Permanently Delete to Context Menu in Windows 10


    When you delete a file or folder in Windows, the item(s) get placed in the Recycle Bin by default until you empty the Recycle Bin to permanently delete them if you didn't want to restore them.

    If you permanently delete a file or folder, the item(s) will bypass the Recycle Bin and be immediately permanently deleted instead.

    This tutorial will show you how to add Permanently delete to the context menu of files and folders for all users in Windows 10.

    While you must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove the context menu, all users will be able to use the context menu.

    When you right click on one or more selected files and/or folders and click/tap on Permanently delete, you will be prompted like below to confirm before the item(s) are permanently deleted.
    Add Permanently Delete to Context Menu in Windows 10-confirm_permanently_delete.png



    EXAMPLE: "Permanently delete" context menu
    Add Permanently Delete to Context Menu in Windows 10-permanently_delete_context_menu.jpg



    Here's How:

    1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


    2 To Add "Permanently delete" to Context Menu of Files and Folders

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_Permanently_delete_to_context_menu.reg

    Download


    3 To Remove "Permanently delete" from Context Menu of Files and Folders

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Permanently_delete_from_context_menu.reg

    Download

    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 17,414
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #1

    Hello @Brink ,

    I have the following . . .

    Code:
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shell\Windows.PermanentDelete]
    
    "CommandStateSync"=""
    "ExplorerCommandHandler"="{E9571AB2-AD92-4ec6-8924-4E5AD33790F5}"
    "MUIVerb"="Permanently Delete"
    "Icon"="shell32.dll,-240"
    "Position"="Top"

    Add Permanently Delete to Context Menu in Windows 10-10f_delete.jpg

    I particularly want the text to show Permanently Delete, with a capital D.

    Besides the above, I have searched the Registry Editor, but to NO avail.

    Is this even possible please, or has that been superseded by => SDelete v2.04 - docs.microsoft

    Thanks.

      My Computer


  2. Posts : 64,510
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello @Paul Black,

    This context menu using the built-in shell command of Windows located below instead of SDelete.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell

    I also looked, and couldn't find a way to specify a name you want instead to show on the context menu.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 17,414
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hello @Paul Black,

    This context menu using the built-in shell command of Windows located below instead of SDelete.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell

    I also looked, and couldn't find a way to specify a name you want instead to show on the context menu.
    OK thank you, I appreciate the time you took to look at it for me.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 1,394
    windows 10 PRO
       #4

    Not sure if it’s been mentioned before but the excellent CCleaner has a option to disable delete or enable context menu entries, I had dozens I didn’t need, when I right clicked I had to scroll all the way off screen to find properties, now it’s all tidy…
      My Computer


 

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