JSI Tip 5394. How do I disable the Recycle Bin in Windows?

In tip 5262, I described how to delete a file or folder, bypassing the Recycle Bin, in Windows XP?

To disable the Recycle Bin in Windows 2000 or Windows XP, using the registry:

1. Copy / Paste the following into a NukeOnDelete.reg file:

REGEDIT4

\[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\BitBucket\]
"NukeOnDelete"=dword:00000001

2. Merge the NukeOnDelete.reg file with your registry.



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