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Get-ChildItem -recurse | Where {$_.PSIsContainer -and `
@(Get-ChildItem -Lit $_.Fullname -r | Where {!$_.PSIsContainer}).Length -eq 0} |
Remove-Item -recurse -whatif

now i can use the above PowerShell script to delete files permanently, but now i want the files be removed to recyle bin?

any one can help me?
Posted 2-Jan-13 5:10am
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Look at these ones (source[^]). Not elegant, since they invoke COM :(, but should work:
$shell = new-object -comobject "Shell.Application"
$path = "<the path to the file>"
$item = $shell.Namespace(0).ParseName("$path")

$shell = new-object -comobject "Shell.Application"
$folder = $shell.Namespace("<path to="" file="">")
$item = $folder.ParseName("<name of="" file="">")

This one could be also useful for you:[^]

But I am wondering why do you want to move something from code to recycle bin? If you need a backup, move/copy it to a folder created by you.

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