Empty Recycle Bin

 

Declaration

<AMEMPTYRECYCLEBIN SHOWCONFIRMATION="YES/NO" SHOWPROGRESSUI="YES/NO" />

See Also

Change Printer | Display | End Process | Get Process Information | Get Volume Information | Log Event | Print | Registry | Run | Set Date and Time

Description

Empties the recycle bin of all drives on the system.

NOTE: This action is irreversible.

Practical Usage

Can be used as a subsequent step to empty deleted contents resulting from a Remove Folder or Delete File action.

Parameters

General Properties

Property

Type

Req'd

Default

Markup

Description

Show Confirmation

Yes/No

No

No

 

SHOWCONFIRMATION="YES"

If set to YES, a prompt will appear confirming whether you want to empty the recycle bin. If set to NO (default), the action does not prompt you before emptying the recycle bin.

Show Progress UI

Yes/No

No

No

SHOWPROGRESSUI="YES"

If set to YES, a progress bar will appear during deletion. If set to NO, the action will take place without showing a progress bar.

Description Properties

The Description tab allows you to customize the text description of any step as it appears in the Task Builder's Steps Pane.

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Error Causes Properties

The Error Causes tab properties lets you instruct a task step to react only to specific errors or ignore certain errors that should cause it to fail.

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On Error Properties

The On Error tab properties lets you determine what the task should do if a particular step encounters an error as defined in the Error Causes properties.

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Additional Notes

Expressions, Variables & Functions

A percent sign is used as a special character in AutoMate to indicate the beginning and end of an expression. This allows variables, functions and other expressions to be entered in any text parameter of a task's properties. For example: %1+1% inside a task will resolve to 2 at runtime. A more elaborate example is %FileDateTime(myFile)% which results to the date/time of myFile. To help construct expressions, you can open Expression Builder by clicking the Insert Expression (%) button or by pressing F2.

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Example

NOTE: The code below can be copied and pasted directly into the Steps pane of the Task Builder.

 

Details: Empty recycle bin. Show confirmation dialog. Show progress bar.

 

<AMEMPTYRECYCLEBIN SHOWCONFIRMATION="YES" SHOWPROGRESSUI="YES" />

 

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