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Windows 7: Permanently Delete - Add to Context Menu

21 Nov 2014   #70
apb

win 7 pro x64
 
 

A few questions:

1. Is there some reason why the vbs script is called Permantly-Delete.vbs and not Permanently-Delete.vbs? If one later is searching for this by searching for "permanently" it might not be found.

2. Is there some reason why the vbs script is placed in the system32 dir? Seems to me like a bad idea to pollute that directory with user scripts. Can't the registry entry just point to anywhere you actually put it?

3. Since shift-del performs the same function, wouldn't it be better to have a command that simply submits that to explorer?

4. Since people often discover keyboard shortcuts by seeing them in a context menu, how about adding that (shift-del) to the context menu also?

Thanks.


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21 Nov 2014   #71
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello apb,

Q1) No reason other than a typo that has just now been realized. They still worked since it was looking for the typo name, but I have updated the files to have the correct spelling now. Thank you for pointing this out so that I could correct it.

Q2) You could place the .vbs file anywhere you like, but you would just need to edit the .reg file for the new location instead.

Q3) That would be an idea, but I would have to look into it.

Q4) If it works out ok by doing so via a command, but I would have to look into it and test as well.
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02 Feb 2015   #72
soewhaty

Win 7 x64
 
 

Hey there! Great tutorial again. I just have 1 concern. It clearly says in the beginning of the tutorial:

When you right click on a shortcut and click on "Permanently Delete", it's the target (source file) of the shortcut that gets deleted, and not the shortcut itself. Deleting the shortcut a second time will also delete the shortcut itself.

Can't we do something about that? I know myself and if I get used to using the 'Permanently Delete Context Menu option' all throughout then I am surely going to one day use it on a shortcut meaning only to delete the shortcut and NOT the target file. So isn't it possible to still have that nice perm. del. context menu option, but be able to use it on shortcuts and have it delete only them [the shortcuts] and not the target file. I apologize in advance if I have misunderstood something.
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02 Feb 2015   #73
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello soewhaty,

I'm afraid that I don't know of any other workaround for that.
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02 Feb 2015   #74
soewhaty

Win 7 x64
 
 

Still... thank you for the reply and input. For now I'll stay away from this method of deleting, cos I know I will surely delete a shortcut and thereby a file I didn't mean to. I guess I'm not the only one who'll run into that issue. I use lots of shortcuts on my local hdd and ssd so ... great tutorial nonetheless and great objective it has!
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21 Mar 2015   #75
HairyPaulSack

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

originally posted this in the wrong page, my apoligies

please help with adding a confirmation dialog when using permanently delete?
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21 Mar 2015   #76
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Hairy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Step 2 in OPTION TWO of this tutorial has an option with a confirmation.
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21 Mar 2015   #77
HairyPaulSack

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

And this will give me the option for 7 pass scrub?
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21 Mar 2015   #78
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No.

SDelete from Option One doesn't appear to have a confirmation option.
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22 Mar 2015   #79
soewhaty

Win 7 x64
 
 

Can we please make it somehow so that deleting a shortcut with 'Permanent delete' deletes only the shortcut itself and NOT the actual file?
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