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StorageDeleteOption Enum


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

public enum class StorageDeleteOption
/// [Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ContractVersion(Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract, 65536)]
enum class StorageDeleteOption
[Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ContractVersion(typeof(Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract), 65536)]
public enum StorageDeleteOption
var value = Windows.Storage.StorageDeleteOption.default
Public Enum StorageDeleteOption

Windows requirements

Device family
Windows 10 (introduced in 10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced in v1.0)


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 1

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

Applies to