remove or hide the recycle bin from the Windows 10 desktop. But then, this approach will not prevent Windows from sending the deleted items to the Recycle bin. The deleted items continue to exist in the Recycle bin folder and still consuming your hard drive space until you manually empty the bin. If you hate the idea of needing to empty the Recycle bin at regular intervals, you can actually setup Windows 10 to delete files permanently. That way, the files will be permanently deleted and won’t be stored in the Recycle Bin. Before you proceed, please do note that it will be difficult to recover or restore your files in case you needed them later. Here’s how you can delete files permanently on Windows 10.