DeleteOnClick really deletes files

runs on Windows
screenshot of DeleteOnClick

Standard behavior for Windows systems when you delete a file is to put it in the Recycle Bin. You haven't really deleted the file; rather, you've just basically stuck it in a drawer and forgotten about it. If you decide later that you really didn't want to delete it, it's simple to go in and bring it back. Sometimes, though, when you throw something in the trash, you know you don't want it back. There are probably times when you want to make sure that nobody else can bring stuff back as well. That's where DeleteOnClick comes in.

With DeleteOnClick, when you delete a file, it is truly deleted. Not only doesn't it just stick it away in the Trash, it actually kills the underlying file in such a way that neither you nor anybody else is going to get it back. That being said, you really want to be sure that you want to get rid of it.

You can grab a copy of DeleteOnClick for free (look down around the middle of the page for the link). It's a Windows application.

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One Response to “DeleteOnClick really deletes files”

  1. Moo says:

    …or you could just click shift+delete.