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Windows' delete function has a tendency to stall when it comes to large amounts of material. I'm not necessarily concerned about privacy-motivated overwrites or anything like that, I just want to be able to easily gather up large quantities of files and trash them.

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You can use window's own commandline delete function (del for files and rmdir for folders/directory trees), which is faster than explorer's delete function, but it bypasses the trashcan entirely.

To avoid the need to enter cmd and typing/pasting paths everytime you want to delete something you can create a short bat script and add it to window's SendTo-menu.

Bat-script (save wherever you want, with .cmd or .bat extension):

@echo off
IF [%1]==[] GOTO Continue
    echo Deleting %1...
    del /f/s/q %1 > nul
    rmdir /s/q %1

Create a shortcut to the script in the following folder:


Now all you have to do is right click on file(s) or folder(s) and select "Send To" -> "youscript".

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I use FastCopy from http://ipmsg.org/tools/fastcopy.html.en Does an excellent job of deleting, copying or moving large number of files

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