The Recycle Bin exists in Windows for a very good reason: People make mistakes. However, files in the Recycle Bin still take up space. If you don't clean out the Recycle Bin every once in a while, these files can produce erroneous free disk space reports.
Windows Server 2003 offers a couple methods for deleting files without first sending them to the Recycle Bin. Be aware, however, that using these methods really deletes the files immediately.
The easiest way is to press the [Shift] key while you delete a file. You can also modify the way the system handles file deletion via Group Policy. Follow these steps:
You can also modify this behavior by editing the registry. Follow these steps:
Note: Editing the registry is risky, so be sure you have a verified backup before making any changes.