StorageDeleteOption StorageDeleteOption StorageDeleteOption StorageDeleteOption StorageDeleteOption Enum


Specifies whether a deleted item is moved to the Recycle Bin or permanently deleted.

public : enum class StorageDeleteOption
enum class winrt::Windows::Storage::StorageDeleteOption : int32_t
public enum StorageDeleteOption
Public Enum StorageDeleteOption
var value = Windows.Storage.StorageDeleteOption.default;

Windows 10 requirements

Device family
Windows 10 (introduced v10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced v1)


Default Default Default Default Default 0

Specifies the default behavior.

  • If the item is in an application storage location (that is, a location that can be accessed through the ApplicationData class), it's permanently deleted. It's not moved to the Recycle Bin.
  • If the item is in another location, the item is deleted according to the default behavior of File Explorer for that location. The item may be moved to the Recycle Bin, or it may be permanently deleted.
PermanentDelete PermanentDelete PermanentDelete PermanentDelete PermanentDelete 1

Permanently deletes the item. The item is not moved to the Recycle Bin.