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29 Apr 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Windows 7 RTM Fix for Batch Deletion of over 1,000...

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Microsoft has resolved a bug in the latest versions of the Windows client and server operating system that caused the permanent removal of files when users attempted to send over 1,000 items simultaneously to the Recycle Bin. The default behavior of Windows 7 RTM and in Windows Server 2008 R2 is to move deleted files to the Recycle Bin, and allow users to easily restore items if need be. This detail is a tactic to prevent the accidental loss of files, by making complete removal a two-step process, designed to permit customers to recover files, in case they change their mind.

"On a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, you try to delete more than 1000 files in a single batch. However, all the files are deleted permanently and do not go into Recycle Bin as expected. This issue does not occur when you delete the files one by one,” Microsoft informed.
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Windows 7 RTM Fix for Batch Deletion of over 1,000 Files Simultaneously - The items will be sent to the Recycle Bin instead of being permanently lost - Softpedia


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29 Apr 2010   #2
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

That's... umm... a big bad bug.
Luckily there's a patch for us :]
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29 Apr 2010   #3
kurahk7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I thought it was supposed to be like that back in xp to save space?
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30 Apr 2010   #4
macgyver2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the info, just updated. I delete tons of scap files when drawing and after a month or 2 of temp files I delete 2000 at a time and pray I didn't delete anything I might have wanted and was to tired not to save it.
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30 Apr 2010   #5
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

That was included in Windows Updates automatically for me, but I really didn't know what it was until now. That is one of my biggest gripes about Windows Updates, because they don't make their updates clear, unless you dig up the article pertaining to it. Being lazy, I tend to blindly accept all updates that are marked important or probably recommended. It would be very nice if they automatically provided details for these. I doubt that it would change my decisions about accepting them or not, but I would like to know what is happening, without having to rely on auxillary information, such as this.
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30 Apr 2010   #6
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kurahk7 View Post
I thought it was supposed to be like that back in xp to save space?
It is, if you surpass your recycle bin size. However, if your recycle bin size is 1 GB, and all you did was delete 1000 files with a total size of 2MB, it will delete all of those 1000 files. Not very helpful if those were all daily audit reports for the past 3 years being accidentaly deleted.
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30 Apr 2010   #7
HQuest

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | OSX Lion 10.7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kurahk7 View Post
I thought it was supposed to be like that back in xp to save space?
It is, if you surpass your recycle bin size. However, if your recycle bin size is 1 GB, and all you did was delete 1000 files with a total size of 2MB, it will delete all of those 1000 files. Not very helpful if those were all daily audit reports for the past 3 years being accidentaly deleted.
Well, if these 3 years of data were worth they should be available at your nearest LTO device.
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