A recycle bin setting doesn't seem to work


  1. Posts : 268
    Windows 10 Home 22H2
       #1

    A recycle bin setting doesn't seem to work


    I'm trying to enable instant file deletion but all files and folders still end up in the bin. Does the change only take after the next login?
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  2. Posts : 2,136
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)
       #2

    i486 said:
    Does the change only take after the next login?
    Did you try that?
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  3. Posts : 42,889
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #3

    Hi, for me it is applied immediately.

    Set Recycle Bin to Permanently Delete Files Immediately in Windows 10

    Did you click Apply, then OK in the Properties dialogue?

    I then get a confirmation prompt thus after hitting the delete key:
    A recycle bin setting doesn't seem to work-1.jpg

    - as I do if I SHIFT delete (which deletes without moving the item to the Recycle bin.

    There is an option to omit that in the Properties dialogue as you can see.

    Comments after the tutorial may add something useful.
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  4. Posts : 268
    Windows 10 Home 22H2
    Thread Starter
       #4

    idgat said:
    Did you try that?
    No, but it doesn't seem to be needed based on what dalchina wrote. Anyway, my laptop also exhibits the same behaviour. I'll report more later, can't now. I'll see also if SHIFT+Del works.
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  5. Posts : 42,889
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #5

    Again, checking, did you click both Apply, and OK in the Properties dialogue?
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  6. Posts : 268
    Windows 10 Home 22H2
    Thread Starter
       #6

    dalchina said:
    Again, checking, did you click both Apply, and OK in the Properties dialogue?
    I must have. I checked again with the other computer and the setting just won't take, even after logout. SHIFT+Del works though.

    Oh shit, I figured out why it doesn't seem to work

    The properties setting is tied to the selected drive, in both cases I tried to instantly delete a file that was located on the wrong drive. Thread is therefore solved
    Last edited by i486; 12 May 2023 at 02:24.
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  7. Posts : 42,889
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #7

    Does that work for you now?
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  8. Posts : 268
    Windows 10 Home 22H2
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Yes, it does. I didn't figure out in time what the drive list's purpose was.
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  9. Posts : 42,889
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #9

    Great- please mark thead as solved.
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  10. Posts : 268
    Windows 10 Home 22H2
    Thread Starter
       #10

    dalchina said:
    Great- please mark thead as solved.
    Already done, but after switching the forum to the desktop version. I couldn't find the option on the mobile version, and it's a pain to navigate on top of that.
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