4NT - delete from command prompt and recycle bin

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Dec 8, 2010
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#1
Hello,
I hope I'm in the right forum - I can't seem to find one for 4NT specifically.

I seem to recall that there is a way to, when you delete a file from the command prompt, to have it go to the recycle bin. I believe that behavior is settable via a 4NT environement variable or something like that but am not sure.

How do I activate this feature if indeed it exists?

Thanks,
Steve
 
#2
I believe if you are talking about the new TCC, you can type "option" and
the checkbox "Delete to Recycle Bin" is in the "Startup" tab.


On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 14:25, stevefromc <> wrote:


> Hello,
> I hope I'm in the right forum - I can't see to find one for 4NT
> specifically.
>
> I seem to recall that there is a way to, when you delete a file from the
> command prompt, to have it go to the recycle bin. I believe that behavior is
> settable via a 4NT environement variable or something like that.
>
> How do I activate this feature?
>
> Thanks,
> Steve
>
>
>
>
>


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#3
---- Original Message ----
From: stevefromc
To: ESFabian@comcast.net
Sent: Wednesday, 2010. December 8. 17:25
Subject: [Support-t-2474] 4NT - delete from command prompt and recycle
bin

| Hello,
| I hope I'm in the right forum - I can't see to find one for 4NT
| specifically.
|
| I seem to recall that there is a way to, when you delete a file from
| the command prompt, to have it go to the recycle bin. I believe that
| behavior is settable via a 4NT environement variable or something
| like that.
|
| How do I activate this feature?

TCC has replaced 4NT years ago. What version of 4NT do you use? At least going back to V5, the .INI directive RecycleBin could be set to Yes or No to control default operation. Since V6 this could be set in the OPTION dialog. Both the DEL / ERASE command and the RD / RMDIR command also have the /K (no recycle bin) and /R (recycle bin) options to override the default. The RECYCLEEXCLUDE variable can be used to exclude files from using the recycle bin.
--
HTH, Steve
 
Dec 8, 2010
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#4
---- Original Message ----
TCC has replaced 4NT years ago. What version of 4NT do you use? At least going back to V5, the .INI directive RecycleBin could be set to Yes or No to control default operation. Since V6 this could be set in the OPTION dialog. Both the DEL / ERASE command and the RD / RMDIR command also have the /K (no recycle bin) and /R (recycle bin) options to override the default. The RECYCLEEXCLUDE variable can be used to exclude files from using the recycle bin.
--
HTH, Steve
Thanks to both of you. Typing 'OPTION' brought up the dialog box you mentioned. One question though. Will this option stay enabled should I reboot? (I am working remotely and can't reboot for some reason.)

Btw version of 4NT is
4NT 6.01.237A Windows XP 5.1

Thanks!
 
#5
From: stevefromc
To: ESFabian@comcast.net
Sent: Wednesday, 2010. December 8. 22:36
Subject: RE: [Support-t-2474] Re: 4NT - delete from command prompt and recycle bin


Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve F�bi�n
---- Original Message ----
TCC has replaced 4NT years ago. What version of 4NT do you use? At least going back to V5, the .INI directive RecycleBin could be set to Yes or No to control default operation. Since V6 this could be set in the OPTION dialog. Both the DEL / ERASE command and the RD / RMDIR command also have the /K (no recycle bin) and /R (recycle bin) options to override the default. The RECYCLEEXCLUDE variable can be used to exclude files from using the recycle bin.
--
HTH, Steve

Thanks to both of you. Typing 'OPTION' brought up the dialog box you mentioned. One question though. Will this option stay enabled should I reboot? (I am working remotely and can't reboot for some reason.)

Btw version of 4NT is
4NT 6.01.237A Windows XP 5.1
-----------------------------------------
The change modifies the .INI file 4NT uses, and thus it will be permanent - unless the file was marked read-only.
BTW, the latest build for 4nt6 was 6.01.245, dated 2005-05-24, which you could download from jpsoft.com as a free upgrade. However, I'd suggest you upgrade to version 12 which is 5 years newer...
--
HTH, Steve
 
Dec 8, 2010
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#6
The change modifies the .INI file 4NT uses, and thus it will be permanent - unless the file was marked read-only.
BTW, the latest build for 4nt6 was 6.01.245, dated 2005-05-24, which you could download from jpsoft.com as a free upgrade. However, I'd suggest you upgrade to version 12 which is 5 years newer...
--
HTH, Steve
Thanks. Is there a way to tell if my INI file is readonly? Where can I find it?
 
Dec 8, 2010
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One more thing-my subst'd drives are as follows:

D:\: => C:\drive-d
E:\: => C:\drive-e
F:\: => C:\drive-f
I:\: => D:\
T:\: => C:\drive-c
U:\: => F:\
W:\: => E:\

When I delete from C: the file goes to the recycle bin.
Same for E:.
But when I delete from I: (which is a drive I often use) it does NOT go to the recycle bin. Any idea why?

Thanks.
 
#8
From: stevefromc
| Thanks. Is there a way to tell if my INI file is readonly? Where can I |
find it?

The command
ATTRIB %_ININAME
will report both the file name and its current attributes.
--
HTH, Steve
 
#9
From: stevefromc
| One more thing-my subset's drives are as follows:
|
| D:\: => C:\drive-do
| E:\: => C:\drive-e
| F:\: => C:\drive-if
| I:\: => D:\
| T:\: => C:\drive-c
| U:\: => F:\
| W:\: => E:\
|
| When I delete from C: the file goes to the recycle bin.
| Same for E:.
| But when I delete from I: (which is a drive I often use) it does NOT go |
| to the recycle bin. Any idea why?

What happens if you use Windows Explorer? It is conceivable that some
confusion arises from using the substitutions.
--
Steve
 

samintz

Scott Mintz
May 20, 2008
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#10
Since I: and D: reference the same path why not do the same SUBST instead
of doing an indirect SUBST?

I.e.
D:\: => C:\drive-do
I:\: => C:\drive-do

-Scott

Steve F$BaC(Bi$BaO(B <> wrote on 12/09/2010 12:13:44 PM:


> From: stevefromc
> | One more thing-my subset's drives are as follows:
> |
> | D:\: => C:\drive-do
> | E:\: => C:\drive-e
> | F:\: => C:\drive-if
> | I:\: => D:\
> | T:\: => C:\drive-c
> | U:\: => F:\
> | W:\: => E:\
> |
> | When I delete from C: the file goes to the recycle bin.
> | Same for E:.
> | But when I delete from I: (which is a drive I often use) it does NOT
go |

> | to the recycle bin. Any idea why?
>
> What happens if you use Windows Explorer? It is conceivable that
some

> confusion arises from using the substitutions.
> --
> Steve
>
>
>
>
 
Dec 8, 2010
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#12
Steve Fábián;13034]From: samintz
| Since I: and D: reference the same path why not do the same SUBST instead
| of doing an indirect SUBST?
|
| I.e.
| D:\: => C:\drive-do
| I:\: => C:\drive-do
That worked! Thank you!

However, one of my colleagues, who has the same SUBST's as me has a problem in that only the C: drive files are going to the recycle bin.
He has Windows 7, but can run XP as a virtual machine (through Virtual PC I think). His versions of 4NT are:


From windows 7:
4NT 6.01.237A Windows 2003 6.1

From windows XP:
4NT 6.01.237A Windows XP 5.1

The later is actually the same as mine, as I have an XP machine, no Windows 7.

Thanks.
 

rconn

Administrator
Staff member
May 14, 2008
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#13
That worked! Thank you!

However, one of my colleagues, who has the same SUBST's as me has a problem in that only the C: drive files are going to the recycle bin.
He has Windows 7, but can run XP as a virtual machine (through Virtual PC I think).
You cannot delete to the recycle bin if the drive is a network or remote drive.

The delete operation is a Windows API, so if it's not going to the recycle bin (and it's not a network or remote drive, or excluded in the REcycleExclude environment variable) then it's a Windows problem, not TCC / 4NT.