How to Bypass Trash and Delete Files Immediately Mac

If you own a Mac, you may be unaware of the fact that you have the ability to delete files on your computer immediately. In other words, there’s a way you can bypass the Trash on your computer, and wipe away files in an instant. Typically, when you want to delete a file, you move it to the Trash.

This doesn’t completely delete the file from your system. You can restore the file from your Trash, or you can Empty Trash in order to permanently delete the files in your Trash. However, if you use the Delete Immediately feature instead, you don’t have to go through the Trash in order to permanently remove a file from your system.

While this is a very useful feature, you should keep in mind that you won’t be able to restore the file you Delete Immediately. Once you’re sure you want to delete a file and would like to learn how to use the Delete Immediately feature, follow the simple instructions below.

Use Keyboard Shortcut to Delete Files Immediately

You can use a keyboard shortcut in order to immediately delete a file or many files, at once. This is the quickest and easiest method to delete a file from your Mac. In order to get started and immediately delete a file on your Mac, follow the instructions below.

1. Choose the file or files you would like to permanently delete off your Mac.

2. Press the option + command + delete keys, at the same time.

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3. A pop-up window will appear asking you for confirmation. Press on Delete if you’re sure you would like to permanently delete the file.

It’s as simple as that. You’ve now permanently deleted the file off of your Mac.

Use File Menu to Delete Files Immediately

Another way to delete files immediately is by using the File menu. This is very simple, and only takes a few seconds. In order to get started, and delete files immediately using the File menu, follow the simple instructions below.

1. Choose the file or files you would like to permanently delete off your Mac.

2. Press the hold the option key while accessing the File menu from Finder.

3. From the drop-down menu, click on Delete Immediately.

4. A pop-up window will appear asking you for confirmation. Press on Delete if you’re sure you would like to permanently delete the file.

That’s all it takes. Please keep in mind that when you delete a file immediately, you won’t be able to restore it.