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Windows 7: shift+del won't work for 50254 PNGs ?

02 Feb 2010   #1

 
 
shift+del won't work for 50254 PNGs ?

I don't know why ,but the keyboard short cut to bypass the recycle bin and instead permanently delete files ,just won't work for me on these 50 thousand PNG pictures i have!Instead,up pops the "move them to the recycle bin" window!

The correct thing happens if i select fewer files,100s say,just not 50 thousand of them.

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02 Feb 2010   #2

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It is just too much memory needed at one time. You have to delete that piecemeal.
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02 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Wow, that's a lot of pictures!

What you can do is right-click on the Recycle Bin and hot Properties. Then select Don't move files to the recycle bin...

Just remember to change that back when you're done!

Because you are dealing with such a huge number of files, I doubt this is a well-known issue.

Hope this helps,
~JK
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02 Feb 2010   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
It is just too much memory needed at one time. You have to delete that piecemeal.


..?
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02 Feb 2010   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Wow, that's a lot of pictures!

What you can do is right-click on the Recycle Bin and hot Properties. Then select Don't move files to the recycle bin...

Just remember to change that back when you're done!

Because you are dealing with such a huge number of files, I doubt this is a well-known issue.

Hope this helps,
~JK
Thanks for teaching so well, now I found out something new.
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02 Feb 2010   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Wow, that's a lot of pictures!

What you can do is right-click on the Recycle Bin and hot Properties. Then select Don't move files to the recycle bin...

Just remember to change that back when you're done!

Because you are dealing with such a huge number of files, I doubt this is a well-known issue.

Hope this helps,
~JK
Usually,if i have a file too big for the recycle bin,say an ISO file of a few gigabytes,and i try and use the normal recycle bin method,then i will get the pop up to tell me it is too big for the recycle bin and instead it will permanently delete the file !

So i'm a bit confused as to why this doesn't happen ,instead it will put them in the bin ,very strange ?

The png files were extracted from a MNG file ,the compressed result of recording a snapshot of each frame during a video game !
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01 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

I noticed the same problem, see thread
Problems with shift delete

I still haven't found a solution that uses just the keyboard... but

dosucol what I find works is holding shift then right clicking and selecting delete.
Even with 1000s of files it will still bypass the recycle bin.
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07 Mar 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hey, first post in sevenforums.

In my case, I am deleting small (~50kb files) by the tens of thousands.

If I use keyboard shift-delete, 7 allows me to permanently delete 1043 files but not 1044.
(method: Shift-delete many files. If 7 wants to recycle them, click no. Decrease number of selected files and retry deleting until I am allowed to do it permanently)

If I hold shift and right click-delete, 7 allows me to permanently delete 1044 files but not 1045. (Same method)

Yes, the right click method lets me select *one* more file than the keyboard alone. Grr what now?

<rant>
Microsoft - hear me - I, William, am not a moron. If I say I want to *permanently* delete 73,356 files, I mean it.
I'm not going to ask for them back later, I promise.
<AAGH> That's what the recycle bin is for!!! </AAGH>
I'm not going to ask 71 times (73356/1044).
</rant>

I just deleted them though the recycle bin, and it took *nine* minutes. One to delete them to the bin, and eight to delete them from the bin. A shift delete would have been much faster - and I have to do this repeatedly. Sigh.

P.s. can we make, like, *real* bug reports here, or is it more like putting all the complainers in one place so Microsoft can ignore us all at the same time?

Disclaimer: I like Microsoft. They've done a lot of great things. Breaking search and delete are not high on my list though...
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07 Mar 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello,

Try deleting them from a command prompt. I just deleted 3000+ txt files without a problem. If they all have the same extension, and are all in the same folder, you could use the del *.txt command; substitute the .txt for whatever extension the files are. Be careful, as that will delete ALL files in that folder with that extension.
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07 Mar 2011   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Roger wilco, thanks Jonathan.

Any info on the complaining to Microsoft bit anyone?
Seriously whoever decided this was a "feature" needs their head screwed on a little tighter. Hiding the option somewhere to protect the average user is fine, just give the rest of us a choice...
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