Move files/directories to Recycle Bin using standard Python libs

Thomas Heller theller at
Wed Aug 15 21:57:03 CEST 2007

kyosohma at schrieb:
> 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:

Or access the win32 api directly with ctypes (included in Python 2.5).


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