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

08 Mar 2011   #11
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It's probably just a bug in Explorer; I seriously doubt they would put that in there as a safeguard. Since so few people have to delete thousands of files, it hasn't come to their attention, or if it has, it's very low on their priority list.

If it's a big deal to you, you might make a suggestion here: https://support.microsoft.com/contac...ort&ws=support

Otherwise, I'd just work around it, like using the command prompt or just doing it 1044 at a time.


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01 Apr 2011   #12
ReneGnam

windows Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
It's probably just a bug in Explorer; I seriously doubt they would put that in there as a safeguard. Since so few people have to delete thousands of files, it hasn't come to their attention, or if it has, it's very low on their priority list.

If it's a big deal to you, you might make a suggestion here: https://support.microsoft.com/contac...ort&ws=support

Otherwise, I'd just work around it, like using the command prompt or just doing it 1044 at a time.
Your suggestion to open Recycle/Properties then click the bypass is EXCELLENT.

But, a comment on your note above about "few people have to delete thousands of files". Maybe so years ago, not today.

Many people use external HDs to backup entire drives, some of which can be TBs. I do that monthly, saving all my data as 2011-0131, 2011-0228, 2011-0331, etc., usually on the last day of the month. X months later, I want to delete 2011-0131 from the ext HD. That's 43,000+ files. X+1 months later, I'd delete 2011-0228. Bingo, another 43,000-44,000 files. And so on.

Otherwise, Mr. King...your commentary is VERY helpful.
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27 Apr 2011   #13
Knud

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

"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?"

Hey electrowizard, I don't think that there is an exact number of files for this problem. The number changes for me, it seems to be a combination of number of files and size of the files... I can get the same problem when trying to delete just a few large files... it was probably just a coincidence that the number was one more when you tried the right click method.

Try again but make sure you hold the shift button down for the whole right click select delete process, if you let it off before selecting delete with the mouse then you get the same recycle bin result (I use the left shift not sure if that makes a difference)


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