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Last Update:

04 Feb 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Frank P. Westlake


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3.0.0 | Updated: 04 Feb 2020



Downloads of v 3.0.0:



Software Author(s):

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recycle (Install) 3.0.0

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install recycle (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade recycle (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall recycle (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade recycle -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade recycle -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install recycle
    name: recycle
    version: '3.0.0'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'recycle' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '3.0.0'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller recycle
    Name     = "recycle"
    Version  = "3.0.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'recycle':
  ensure   => '3.0.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 05 Mar 2020.



/D Delete an item from the Recycle Bin (Windows NT and later).
/E Empty all recycle bins (/E) or an individual bin (i.e. /E:D).
/F Force recycle of read-only files. Default is to skip.
/H /? Print command line usage information.
/L List contents of recycle bins.
/N Non-Unicode output to files and pipes. Default is Unicode.
/O Overwrite files if they already exist. Default is to skip the file.
/P If recycling, prompt the user to recycle each file. If undeleting, prompt the user
to overwrite existing files. Default is to skip the file if one exists at the
/R Rename a file in the Recycle Bin. Specify current name and full path for new name
(Windows NT and later).
/Q Query individual drives (i.e. /Q:C) or all drives individually (/Q).
/U Undelete files from the Recycle Bin. A new drive:\path\name may be specified.

It is important that full paths be specified for the new name when renaming and when
undeleting to a new location. Rename operations write the new filename to a Recycle Bin
control file.

Recycle all files and folders in C:\TEMP:

List all DOC files which were recycled from any directory on the C: drive:

Restore all DOC files which were recycled from any directory on the C:

Restore C:\temp\junk.txt to C:\docs\resume.txt:
RECYCLE /U "C:\temp\junk.txt" "C:\docs\resume.txt"

Rename in place C:\etc\config.cfg to C:\archive\config.2007.cfg:
RECYCLE /R "C:\etc\config.cfg" "C:\archive\config.2007.cfg"

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  url           = ''
  softwareName  = 'recycle*'
  checksum      = '69b4cffea621b10f6a4afc9456a0b97a0f57428d286edac888fadcb4b93ba626'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

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