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Windows 7: Can I disable the recycle bin delete confirmation?

17 Apr 2010   #1
SambaMan

Windows 7 pc with 4 gigs of ram
 
 
Can I disable the recycle bin delete confirmation?

I have already disabled the delete confirmation when deleting by mouse. I would not like to disable the delete confirmation when emptying the recycle bin. Can this be done?


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17 Apr 2010   #2
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

I understand the former, but not the latter.

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17 Apr 2010   #3
SambaMan

Windows 7 pc with 4 gigs of ram
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
I understand the former, but not the latter.

Let's say I have a file on my desktop. I right click and delete it and it goes tot he bin. When I right click the bin and press delete it then asks me if I am sure I want too. I want to be able to right click and empty the bin without the second confirmation.
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17 Apr 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello SambaMan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but you cannot disable the prompt before permanently deleting files by emptying the Recyle Bin.

The only way to stop this is to set Windows 7 to not move files into the Recycle Bin to always automatically permanently delete the files when you delete them instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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17 Apr 2010   #5
SambaMan

Windows 7 pc with 4 gigs of ram
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello SambaMan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but you cannot disable the prompt before permanently deleting files by emptying the Recyle Bin.

The only way to stop this is to set Windows 7 to not move files into the Recycle Bin to always automatically permanently delete the files when you delete them instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

thank you for the info... even if it makes me sad
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17 Apr 2010   #6
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

See if this tutorial helps you out,
Recycle Bin Delete Confirmation - Turn On or Off
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17 Apr 2010   #7
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

^Lol, and yes, welcome to Seven Forums .
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17 Apr 2010   #8
SambaMan

Windows 7 pc with 4 gigs of ram
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
See if this tutorial helps you out,
Recycle Bin Delete Confirmation - Turn On or Off

I have laready done that but thanks for the advice. My issue is that I want to make the final delete, when clicking the RB, not happen.
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17 Apr 2010   #9
SambaMan

Windows 7 pc with 4 gigs of ram
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
^Lol, and yes, welcome to Seven Forums .
thanks!
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17 Apr 2010   #10
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Well, theres indeed a way of disabling the Empty Recycle Bin confirmation dialog by using the NirCMD tool. See this article on how to do it.

How to Disable the Empty Recycle Bin Confirmation Box in Windows 7 - The Winhelponline Blog
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