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Windows 7: Problems with shift delete

11 Feb 2010   #1
Rept

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 
Problems with shift delete

Hi,

I'm having a weird problem. Often, not always, when I try and delete one or serveral files with shift-delete nothing happens. It is obvious that the system has registered the command because when I open task manager there is a process, inapplications, called "delete file". I can work around this by draging the file to the recycle bin and then deleting it from there, but that is a nuisance to have to do.

Thank you for any help.


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11 Feb 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You may want to try the alternative that I use. Go to the file, right click and then delete. I found this to be much easier and it works.
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12 Feb 2010   #3
Rept

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Thank you for your reply.

Yes that would also be a work around. But I'm lazy and like to "completely" delete my file at once when I'm sure I want to delete them. Not only this, but it should work and I don't like it when I get issues like this. It makes me wonder if I have other system issues that I haven't noticed or waiting to happen.

In general I like to have a fully functional system, and when I don't i like to find out what might be causing the problem and fix it. The latter is the most important.
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12 Feb 2010   #4
Babu R

windows 7
 
 

what kind of files, and is it for all files
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12 Feb 2010   #5
Rept

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Babu R View Post
what kind of files, and is it for all files
Yes, it seems to be for all files. I've tried jpg's, doc's, avi's, tmp's, etc.
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12 Feb 2010   #6
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rept View Post
Hi,

I'm having a weird problem. Often, not always, when I try and delete one or serveral files with shift-delete nothing happens. It is obvious that the system has registered the command because when I open task manager there is a process, inapplications, called "delete file". I can work around this by draging the file to the recycle bin and then deleting it from there, but that is a nuisance to have to do.

Thank you for any help.
Do you have this ticked in your properties?
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12 Feb 2010   #7
Rept

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rept View Post
Hi,

I'm having a weird problem. Often, not always, when I try and delete one or serveral files with shift-delete nothing happens. It is obvious that the system has registered the command because when I open task manager there is a process, inapplications, called "delete file". I can work around this by draging the file to the recycle bin and then deleting it from there, but that is a nuisance to have to do.

Thank you for any help.
Do you have this ticked in your properties?
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No, I don't have it ticked because sometimes I don't wish to delete them completely. As I said sometime the shift-delete works as it should. That's what's weird.
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12 Feb 2010   #8
bjmarler

Win 7
 
 

I agree that's odd. Personally I have not had Win7 do this to me, and I am like you.... I use Shift + Del a lot.
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29 Nov 2010   #9
Knud

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 
Has anyone found a fix to this problem???

This Problem is the biggest problem I've found with windows 7

I'm also getting this problem... but I have a suspicion it is by design.
If I select only a small amount of files or small file size files I can delete fine via the Keyboard and skip the recycle bin with Shift + delete.

But if I select a large number of files e.g. 500+ *.txt files, or a couple of large files (not sure on the exact size) then the Keyboard Shift + Delete will only send the files to the recycle bin. Implemented I'm sure to safe guard you from deleting Large files or too many multiple files accidentally.

The exact number of files where the behaviour changes seems to change depending on the total number of files selected, and the combined file size of the files to be deleted.

This doesn't happen if you Shift delete with the right mouse button method...
As I have always deleted (When recycle bin is not required) with the keyboard Shift + Delete, it is very annoying to now have to right click to do the same thing.

Does anyone know if there is a registry setting or something to change this behaviour?
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