deleting files


  1. Posts : 49
    windows 10
       #1

    recycle bin not working properly


    when deleting stuff from my desktop for some reason i am now getting a popup asking me are you sure you want to delete? i checked the recycle bin properties and display delete confirmation is not checked. any ideas why my computer is acting up or how to fix it?
    Last edited by smoothnobody; 09 Dec 2020 at 03:58.
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  2. Posts : 36,334
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    If you have Pro there's also a group policy option:
    https://silicophilic.com/enable-wind...te-dialog-box/

    Please post a screenshot of the exact message. How are you deleting? delete key? SHIFT delete? Rt click, delete?

    Compare those shown here:
    Turn On or Off Recycle Bin Delete Confirmation in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 49
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    right click delete. i tried the group policy and the registry edit. i still get the delete confirmation message.
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  4. Posts : 7,257
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #4

    Did you restart after applying the edit?
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  5. Posts : 49
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    yes. i attached screenshots of of my recycle bin group policy and registry.





    - - - Updated - - -

    another fun problem, after changing the group policy and registry it's deleting files permanently instead of sending them to the recycle bin. i changed group policy back to not configured and deleted the registry edit i created but it still doesn't send files to the recycle bin.

    i found a cmd command that says it will reset the recycle bin but that doesn't work either i get a message the system can not find the file specified.

    rd /s /q C:$Recycle.bin
    Last edited by smoothnobody; 09 Dec 2020 at 03:41.
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  6. Posts : 36,334
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #6

    Thank you for your reply.


    Notice the message says 'permanently'. This is abnormal. Consider the possibility that the recycle bin is already full.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/windows/com...y_delete_this/
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  7. Posts : 825
    Windows 10 Professional x64 21H2
       #7

    smoothnobody said:
    right click delete. i tried the group policy and the registry edit. i still get the delete confirmation message.
    This happens when you hold Shift + Delete or Shift + Right click Delete. Could be as simple as a stuck Shift Key. Just my two cents.
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  8. Posts : 4,594
    Windows 10 Pro
       #8

    You have to change it to "Don`t move files to the recycle bin"

    You have to apply it to C and D.

    Sometimes you will still get the message when deleting items from other drives or partitions, you have to set them the same way.
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  9. Posts : 1,183
    win10 home
       #9

    Run ---sfc /scannow--- and ---dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth---to see if there was any file corruption.
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