The SHIFT+Delete Key Combination Sends Files to the Recycle Bin

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SYMPTOMS

When you press the SHIFT+Delete key combination to permanently delete a task that is contained in the Scheduled Task folder and you have the Display delete confirmation dialog check box selected, you receive the following confirmation message:
Are you sure you want to send Task Name to the Recycle Bin?

RESOLUTION

To delete the task permanently from the hard disk, click Yes when you receive the message, and then delete the task from the Recycle Bin. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. On the Desktop, double-click the Recycle Bin.
  2. Right-click the task you want to delete, and then click Delete.
  3. In the Confirm File Delete dialog box, click Yes.

MORE INFORMATION

When you press the SHIFT+Delete key combination in Windows, the expected behavior is that you are deleting files or folders permanently without sending them to the Recycle Bin. If you use the SHIFT+Delete key combination on any file or folder that is not contained in the Scheduled Task folder, you receive the following confirmation message:
Are you sure you want to delete Filename?
If you click Yes, the program is removed permanently from the hard disk and not placed in the Recycle Bin.

When you use the SHIFT+Delete key combination to delete a task from the Scheduled Task folder and the Display delete confirmation dialog check box is not selected, you send the task or file to the Recycle Bin without confirming the deletion.

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Article ID: 239754 - Last Review: January 25, 2007 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
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