Why two registry keys for performing one operation ?

Posted on 2009-04-25
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
       I dont want my deleted files to go to 'Recycle Bin'. For this I can either use one of below registry keys
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\BitBucket\NukeOnDelete    or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\BitBucket\NoRecycleFiles
  My question is why need for two registry keys that perform same operation ? Is there any functional difference between the two registry keys ?
Thanks in advance
Question by:anishkurian

    Accepted Solution

    I think you are mistaken. You're supposed to create the "NukeOnDelete" value in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\BitBucket while you create the "NoRecycleFiles" value in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer.

    The "NukeOnDelete" key is for older Windows versions while the "NoRecycleFiles" is applicable for newer ones. I'm pretty sure there's just one on your computer.

    To justify this fact, I have Vista and it only have "NoRecycleFiles".

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    by:Bing CISM / CISSP
    on XP and W2K3, only NukeOnDelete available, by default.

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