Posted by PCbasics on August 30, 2012 at 2:45 AM
Many PC users delete files simply by right-clicking and clicking "Delete" or select a file and hit the "Delete" button. But what some people may not know is that those files are still on your computer, in the recycle bin. There are benefits of sending items to your recycle bin, such as allowing you to restore the deleted item. What if you emptied the recycle bin? Still there are plenty of third party programs that are capable or recovering "deleted" files. So is there really a way to permanently delete a file? Yes. Its a really easy tip to remember, just select the file(s) and click "Shift + Delete" and you will get a confirmation if you really want to permanently delete the file(s) from your computer. That's it! Clear up space on your HDD without using expensive third party programs to permanently delete your files.