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How to Add Permanently Delete to Context Menu in Windows 10

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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.

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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.
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EXAMPLE: "Permanently delete" context menu
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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.



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

NOTE: This is the default setting.

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



4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

6. If prompted, click 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,