Move files/directories to Recycle Bin using standard Python libs

kyosohma at kyosohma at
Wed Aug 15 19:42:37 CEST 2007

On Aug 15, 11:39 am, Kevin D. Smith <Kevin.Sm... at> wrote:
> I would like to move files and directories to the Recycle Bin on
> Windows from Python.  I have found some older articles describing how
> to do this, but they require additional packages to be installed.  I'm
> working on a plugin for an existing project and only have the standard
> library to work with.  Is there a way to use the Recycle Bin using
> standard Python?
> --
> Kevin D. Smith

Sounds like a Windows only thing to me, so you'll probably have to use
the win32 package regardless. See the following links:


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