Empty the Recycle Bin button?

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Empty the Recycle Bin button?

#1 Post by Anthony2816 » 11.06.2013, 00:28

Could we have a button for the Standard Toolbar that would empty the Recycle Bin?

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Re: Empty the Recycle Bin button?

#2 Post by Dreamer » 11.06.2013, 17:28

Hm.. the recycle bin button can be added for toolbars, but the right click menu with "empty bin" option is missing. Also the icon is missing in the "Define action toolbars".

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Re: Empty the Recycle Bin button?

#3 Post by Anthony2816 » 11.06.2013, 17:40

I'm not quite sure what you mean. I can right-click the Recycle Bin within FreeCommander XE, and select Empty from there. But I don't see a button available that would do the same thing.

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#4 Post by joby_toss » 11.06.2013, 18:16

You could use this free tool: http://optimumx.com/downloads.html#EmptyRecycleBin
I use it with XE on win7x64 and it works great.

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Re: Empty the Recycle Bin button?

#5 Post by Anthony2816 » 11.06.2013, 19:22

Joby, do you mean there's some way to launch that program from a toolbar button?

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#6 Post by joby_toss » 12.06.2013, 05:47

Right click on the toolbar -> Customize favorite toolbars...

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You can also use the "/Q" parameter to avoid the "Are you sure..." pop-up window.

Of course, you can use other tools like Nircmd with "emptybin" parameter, or even directly through the command prompt (or a batch file) with "rd /s %systemdrive%\$Recycle.bin" command.

There is even a Recycle Bin button on the Splitter bar that you can right click and select "Empty..." from.

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Re: Empty the Recycle Bin button?

#7 Post by Anthony2816 » 12.06.2013, 05:58

Many thanks for the detailed explanation, Joby. I learned a lot!

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#8 Post by maudia » 17.08.2014, 13:43

Very complete lesson...learned a lot. I am using the EmptyRecycleBin.exe suggestion. But I still miss the option to have Recycle Bin in the Standard Toolbar besides the Splitter (which I do not use)

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Re: Empty the Recycle Bin button?

#9 Post by JohnFredC » 18.08.2014, 00:37

Also...

...if you have displayed the functions bar across the bottom of the window (View->Show->Show functions bar), you may right-click on the "Delete" button and choose "Empty Recycle Bin" from the context menu that appears.

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#10 Post by Marek » 19.08.2014, 19:18

In the release 669 you can add basket to the favorite toolbar. In "Program:" field define: '::{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}'.
Then you can use context menu on the button "Show context menu of target item".

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Re: Empty the Recycle Bin button?

#11 Post by alf5000 » 20.08.2014, 08:44

Up to .668 this favorite button ::{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} opened the Recycle Bin in WinExplorer.
In .669 the same favorite button opens the Recycle Bin folder in the active FCXE pane.
I only tested 64bit FCXE.
win7pro x64 - FCXE x64

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