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Use the Recycle Bin

Posted: 2019-09-30
By: AndreaTincani
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Demonstration of how to send a file to the Windows Recycle Bin.


' Structures
    hwnd As Long
    wFunc As Long
    pFrom As String
    pTo As String
    fFlags As Integer
    fAnyOperationsAborted As Long
    hNameMappings As Long
    lpszProgressTitle As Long
End Type

Private Declare Function SHFileOperation Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "SHFileOperationA" (lpFileOp As SHFILEOPSTRUCT) As Long

' Contants
Private Const FO_DELETE = &H3
Private Const FOF_ALLOWUNDO = &H40
Private Const FOF_NOCONFIRMATION = &H10 ' Responds with "yes to all" for any dialog box that is displayed.
Private Const FOF_SILENT = &H4                    ' Does not display a progress dialog box.

Public Sub SendFileToRecycleBin(FileName As String, Optional Confirm As Boolean = True, Optional Silent As Boolean = False)

    'fills the file operation structure
    With FileOp
        .wFunc = FO_DELETE
        .pFrom = FileName
        .fFlags = FOF_ALLOWUNDO
        If Not Confirm Then .fFlags = .fFlags + FOF_NOCONFIRMATION
        If Silent Then .fFlags = .fFlags + FOF_SILENT
    End With
    SHFileOperation FileOp
End Sub


Private Sub Command1_Click()
    SendFileToRecycleBin "C:\filename.ext", False
End Sub

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This code originally appeared on, and has been republished here with the permission of Andrea Tincani.

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