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Windows 7: Changing the Recycle Bin Delete Confirmation Message.

04 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Changing the Recycle Bin Delete Confirmation Message.

The standard message is,

"Are you sure you want to permanently delete this (folder/file)?"

I'd like to change it to something else, like "Delete this junk?" etc. Can this happen? I've got a good theme going and you'd make me very happy!

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05 Jan 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

That is in the shell32.dll.mui in C:\Windows\System32\en-US and if you are using 64 bit it's in both C:\Windows\System32\en-US and C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US

I searched for Are you sure you want to permanently delete (found it 9 times)and replaced it with WHAT YOU WANT and got this (I forgot a space). You will still get a items count.

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Use this Start Menu - Change Descriptive Text Pop-up Information to change it.

Jerry


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05 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Excellent. Thanks! Follow-up question re:item count. Can I change the text "items" in, for example "...permanently delete these 9 items?"
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06 Jan 2013   #4

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I will have a look and see later.

Jerry
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06 Jan 2013   #5

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Look at screenshots for location, change anything between the " " I removed these %1 items and when I tested all the was shown was WHAT YOU WANT if you want the count # leave %1

Jerry
Changing the Recycle Bin Delete Confirmation Message.-resource-hacker-cusersjerrydesktopshell32.dll-backup.mui.png

Changing the Recycle Bin Delete Confirmation Message.-resource-hacker-cusersjerrydesktopshell32.dll.mui.png


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06 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Fantastic! You rock, Jerry. Thanks again.
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06 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

D'oh, so my preliminary attempt at this process got me everything except for accepting the new file. I copied shell32.dll.mui to my C drive (easier location to find for taking ownership), successfully took ownership and granted F or whatever that was about. But when I dropped it back into SysWOW64/en-US, it kept saying I needed permission, even after it asked for permission and I granted it. I'm definitely administrator and opened up the Administrator command prompt to take ownership. Any thoughts on what I'm doing wrong?
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06 Jan 2013   #8

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Here is how I change a system file, you need to take ownership give yourself permission and rename the old file and then copy in the new one look at Post #6 of this thread will tell you how to do it Basic Networking Information

I edit a copy of a system file on my desktop.

Jerry
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12 Jan 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Read this post and thought i would have a go too. I have x64 version so changed the Recycle Bin text to Trash in both shell32.dll.mui locations with Resource Hacker. Took ownership of the originals and renamed them to .bak then copied the modified versions into there respective folders and restarted Windows. Nothing has changed, so i opened the modified files and searched for Recycle Bin and found no instances so it did change the text. Any thoughts as to why it's not working?
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12 Jan 2013   #10

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skoobydoo View Post
Read this post and thought i would have a go too. I have x64 version so changed the Recycle Bin text to Trash in both shell32.dll.mui locations with Resource Hacker. Took ownership of the originals and renamed them to .bak then copied the modified versions into there respective folders and restarted Windows. Nothing has changed, so i opened the modified files and searched for Recycle Bin and found no instances so it did change the text. Any thoughts as to why it's not working?
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