My Documents Web Part Now Has Option to Remove Delete Item

23 February, 2012 · less than a minute to read

My Documents Web Part Now Has Option to Remove Delete Item

The delete option in the My Documents and My Shared Documents has been causing some users some problems. Because it is accessing the home directories over the network, when a user deletes a file, it is gone. It does NOT go into either their Recycle Bin or SharePoint's recycle bin.

To counter this there is now an option to show the delete option or not.

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When this is enabled the delete option is present for files and directories.

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When it is disabled the option is not there.

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Note that the Show Delete option is only valid if Is Writeable is enabled as well.

By default the Show Delete option is disabled, and so is safe for users by default.

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Written by Richard Willis

Managing Director / Founder

Richard started SalamanderSoft in 2007 after a successful career as a software developer. Wanting to start his own company and with experience in integrating school systems he set out to build the best integration system for schools and to exceed customer expectations. He starting out on his own, doing all the coding, support and sales until finally the growing number of customers meant he needed to start growing the team. He is still heavily involved in coding the core Integration Suite product in addition to running the company and being the first point of contact for prospective customers.

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