Too dangerous, especially after a few beers. I speak from experience.
Go with post #2. Then you can batch delete.
I've had to have previous versions or shadow copies restored on network drives at work .I've used shift-delete as well and have regretted.
Thanks to all for your information.I think I will have to curb my impatience and be safe.thanks againcan I delete files without having to press confirm delete pse.ive a lot of cleaning up todo and fed up with having to confirm the delete