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Kill a file to the Recycled or Recycle Bin folder ?

Kill a file to the Recycled or Recycle Bin folder ?

Kill a file to the Recycled or Recycle Bin folder ?

I have written a program that can delete the selected file in a Filelist control when the user presses the DEL key. But, I would like to send the file to the Recycled (W9x) or Recycle Bin (NT) folder so that it can be restored if the user changes their mind. The FileCopy command works well to copy a file to other folders but not to C:\Recycled. Is there a Win32 API or something else I'm not thinking of that can place files in the Recycled folder for later restoration?

RE: Kill a file to the Recycled or Recycle Bin folder ?

Try this in a .BAS module:

Option Explicit

hwnd As Long
wFunc As Long
pFrom As String
pTo As String
fFlags As Integer
fAnyOperationsAborted As Long
hNameMappings As Long
lpszProgressTitle As String ' only used if FOF_SIMPLEPROGRESS
End Type

Public Const FO_DELETE = &H3
Public Const FOF_ALLOWUNDO = &H40

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

Public Function ShellDelete(FileName As String)
Dim I As Integer
Dim sFileNames As String

sFileNames = FileName & vbNullChar
With SHFileOp
.wFunc = FO_DELETE
.pFrom = sFileNames
End With

ShellDelete = SHFileOperation(SHFileOp)
End Function

Of course, this code has a dependence on the Windows 95-style shell, so it won't work on any version of NT prior to 4.0. I think Microsoft said that this might have changed under Windows 2000, but I don't know for sure.

You can also string together a series of files to be deleted, by separating them with vbNullChar's.

Chip H.

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