Empty Recycle Bin Action

Declaration

<AMEMPTYRECYCLEBIN SHOWCONFIRMATION="yes/no" SHOWPROGRESSUI="yes/no" />

See Also

Empty Recycle Bin--Setting Properties, Run Action, Stop Task Action

Description

Empties the recycle bin of all drives on the system. This action is irreversible.

Practical Usage

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

Parameters

General Tab

Show confirmation

Yes/No , Optional , Default is NO
MARKUP : SHOWCONFIRMATION="YES"

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

Show progress UI

Yes/No , Optional , Default is NO
MARKUP : SHOWPROGRESSUI="YES"

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

Notes

Custom Description

This action includes the Description tab for entering a custom step description.

More on setting custom step description

Standard Error Handling Options

This action also includes the standard Error Causes and On Error failure handling options/tabs.

More on Error Handling Options

Variables and Expressions

All text fields allow the use of expressions, which can be entered by surrounding the expression in percentage signs (example: %MYVARIABLE%, %Left('Text',2)%). To help construct these expressions, you can open Expression Builder from these fields by pressing F2.

More on variables
More on expressions

More on the expression builder

Example

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

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