Set option to move deleted files to recycle folder
status = recycle returns the current state
for recycling files you remove using the
permanently removes the files. When
deleted files move to a different location. For details, see the Tips section.
On Mac platforms, the
is not applied to files deleted from network drives.
View Current Recycling State
Start from a state where file recycling is off. Verify the current recycle state.
state = recycle
state = off
Turn File Recycling On
Turn on file recycling. Then, delete an existing file and move it to the recycle bin or temporary folder.
state — State of recycle option
State of the recycle option, specified as
The location for storing recycled files varies by platform, as follows:
Windows® platforms — Recycle bin.
Mac platforms — Trash.
Linux® platforms — Subfolder with the prefix
MATLAB_Files_in the system temporary folder, as returned by the
The general preference for Deleting files sets the state of the
recyclefunction at startup. When you change the preference, MATLAB changes the state of
recycle. When you change the state of
recycle, MATLAB also updates the Deleting files preference.