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Recycle Bin Permanently Deletes Regardless of Settings

Q: Recycle Bin Permanently Deletes Regardless of Settings

In Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1 64-bit I am not given the option to move files to the Recycle Bin. Instead, when I delete a file I am asked "Are you sure you want to permanently delete this file?"In the Recycle Bin properties for each hard drive partition I have not selected "Don't move files to the Recycle Bin" and I have check-marked "Display delete confirmation dialog."

I can't remember precisely when this started to happen, but I did install Update 1 recently. I don't know if that matters.

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A: Recycle Bin Permanently Deletes Regardless of Settings

Problem solved. I restarted my computer. No change. Restarted again. No change. Restarted a third time. Now the Recycle Bin works properly. Strange!

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Hello,

running windows 7 service pack 1 64 bit.
Cannot put files in recycle bin as they get only deleted permanently. Cannot change options.
Here is the screenshot:
bin.PNG

Thank you for your help.

Sincerely,
lucker2k

A:Recycle Bin only deletes permanently and cannot change settings

SOLVED:

Check for a key called "NoRecycleFiles" in

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

If present, try setting the value to 0. Alternatively, delete it.

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Hi,

so i have an issue where the recycle bin perm deletes everything without prompt.
i've tried deleting the C:\recyclebin$ folder but it doesn't work.

works ok in safe mode and under another account so it seems to be just the one user account. and yes, i'm aware i could just re-create the user account but i'd rather not and try to fix it if possible.

any idea's? attached screenshot of the recycle bin settings.

A:Recycle Bin permanently deletes

Follow the tutorial and thread posted below you'll find options to block your system to permanently deleting files without moving it into recycle bin:

Recycle Bin - Permanently Delete Items Automatically

One more reference URL:

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/wi...-delete-files/
If that didn't helps you, consider repairing your system using Installation CD DVD or inbuilt system recovery options. Moreover, you can also try creating a fresh administrator account for your system and then try performing the same functions.

Hope it helps!!

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I am just looking for a light, fast, and well-known program that can delete files permanently. Thanks!
 

A:Looking for a program that permanently deletes files

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For months now every time I 'right click' and delete, items don't go to recycle bin. They permantly delete instead for some reason and never go to recycle bin whatsoever.

I am fed up with this because I have deleted things by accident and I want the recycle bin to work so I can send them back if I accidentally delete a file.

Is there any way I can fix this? I am using Windows 7 Home Premium.

A:Problem with deleting files, permanently deletes and doesn't go to bin

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Dreamer92


For months now every time I 'right click' and delete, items don't go to recycle bin. They permantly delete instead for some reason and never go to recycle bin whatsoever.

I am fed up with this because I have deleted things by accident and I want the recycle bin to work so I can send them back if I accidentally delete a file.

Is there any way I can fix this? I am using Windows 7 Home Premium.


This is the first thing I can recommend doing:
Right-click the Recycle Bin
Choose Properties
Select "Custom size" (you don't have to change the number in the Maximum size field, but you can if you wish)
If you have more than one storage drive, then select them and do the same thing
Click OK
If this doesn't work, then there may be other things to try. Although, I haven't checked yet.

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At work we recently switched from using Outlook to using OWA. Everyone else's email in our office works without major problems, but when I open an email in my INBOX, when I change folders or exit and return, it has vanished. Also, I cannot create new folders. If I move the message to my DELETED folder, it behaves normally. I have had our sysadmin look at it and he just shrugs and walks away. I need help.

Any takers
 

A:Outlook Web Access (OWA) Permanently Deletes Opened Messages

Fire him!! It should not get deleted unless you mark it to be deleted. Which version of Exchange server are you using. If it only happens to you I would check out my browser settings.
 

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On one of my computers, when I delete an item from say the inbox, it permanently deletes it! I would think it should be in the deleted folder, but it isn't. I permanenly deletes it.

I can't find this issue anywhere.

I had this issue on a vista computer, i just moved that pst to a win7 computer, and still have the same issue. I did a scanpst, but nothing. I know if you hold shift while delete, it does this, but I am not holding shift. Any help would be great!

A:outlook 2007 permanently deletes wo holding shift key

What is the checkbox setting at Tools->Options->Other->Empty the deleted items older on exit?

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I've had a new laptop for about a week and discovered that the Recycle Bin always deletes all files even though the "Do not move files to the Recycle Bin..." checkbox is unchecked. Since the is my electronic equivalent of my "circular file" (trash basket) I'm not a happy camper. Any ideas ?

A:Recycle Bin Always Deletes

Are you using any clean up programs like CCleaner? they can sometimes delete the contents of the bin, or can be set to do so.

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Hi... I have a Dell Laptop which is running Windows 7. Whenever i try to delete something, the dialogue box asks "would you like to permanently delete this file?" and seems to totally bypass the recycle bin.

I tried right clicking the recycle bin icon to change properties. The options for "Custom size" and "Don't move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted" are UNCHECKED but are also both greyed out and cannot be changed!
"Display delete confirmation dialog" is not grayed out, and is checked.

I tried to fix the Recycle bin settings from command prompt by running : rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin. It didnt help
I am deleting files from the local drive.
I have tried creating a
new user account but the issue was not fixed. The laptop is in a domain. The above issue doesn't occur in safe mode. I tried to find out if a service or startup item is causing this but was not able to locate any. I have ran SFC scannow
and checkdisk, it didn't help.

There is no group policy which is affecting this.
 
Is there any fix for this issue??
  

A:My recycle bin isn't working, files are "permanently deleted" bypassing recycle bin

Check for a key called "NoRecycleFiles" in

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

If present, try setting the value to 0. Alternatively, delete it.

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Hi... I have a Dell Laptop which is running Windows 7. Whenever i try to delete something, the dialogue box asks "would you like to permanently delete this file?" and seems to totally bypass the recycle bin.

I tried right clicking the recycle bin icon to change properties. The options for "Custom size" and "Don't move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted" are UNCHECKED but are also both greyed out and cannot be changed! "Display delete confirmation dialog" is not grayed out, and is checked.

Also my C: drive doesn't have the Recycle.bin folder. I tried to fix the Recycle bin settings from command prompt by running : rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin. But still after restarting the computer the recycle.bin folder was not there.

Is there any fix for this?
 

A:My recycle bin isn't working, files are "permanently deleted" bypassing recycle bin,

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Windows 7 - 32 bit Desktop

I set the recycle bin to a maximum of 5GB (meaning when I place a file/video etc into the bin over 5 GB the recycler would delete it immediated giving me more HDD space), however when I delete a file these days it keeps filling up the recycle bin and refuses to delete anything on its own, which means I have to empty the recycle bin manually. My hard drive space went down to 3% until I realized the recycler was no longer deleting files. This is a new issue for this machine and I haven't made any changes to the system, non whatsoever. Some help would be appreciated guys.
 

A:Recycle bin no longer deletes files

That's not really the way it works.
If you want to immediately delete a file just use SHIFT DEL combination in File manager. That bypasses the recycle bin.

That maximum size is really meant to be the amount of disk space the contents of the bin can occupy and is for the sum of the sizes of the files in there.
 

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Hi. Any suggestions please? My recycle bin empties itself every time the machine shuts down. This is despite the settings in "Properties". In the recycle bin Properties panel, the radio button next to "Don't move files..." is off. The "Display delete confirmation dialogue" box is checked. How do I set the recycle bin not to automatically empty itself? Thanks for your help.

A:Recycle Bin - Auto deletes Despite Properties

Hi Hippobabe,
Possibly your AV / Tune up utility / Cleaner,
has this option set to clear on shutdown.

Roy

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I am having a problem with deleting files in Windows 7, when I delete a file, it asks if I want to send it to the recycle bin, and I say "yes" but if I go into the recycle bin, the file is not there and it is not in its original directory. it is like it decided to permanently delete and skip going to the recycle bin. When I sort the recycle bin by 'date deleted', the last thing in the recycle bin is a few weeks old. I have deleted many things since the last date that the recycle bin says my last deleted file was. and I did not empty the recycle bin otherwise the files from a few weeks ago would be also gone. I googled the problem but Google only showed results on how to bypass the recycle bin and permanently delete but it showed nothing about Windows doing it on its own. Please help me fix this because I lost an mp3 that I made because of this problem.

A:files are permanently deleting instead of going to the recycle bin

Do you still have the 'Recycle bin' icon on the desktop ? If you do, right click on it and see if your version of properties is similar to mine in that the button 'Don't move files to the Recycle Bin . . .' is the active option.
 

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Untick this button to get files to go back to the recycle bin. As you will see I don't use it, I just havve the warning message active.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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How to recover?  Have tried a couple of the "free" softwares out there to no avail. 
 
- easeUS
- Wondershare
- Active File Recovery
 
Deleted a Word doc from a folder, then deleted it from the recycle bin.  Windows 7 on a work-issue Dell Latitude E6440.  Any help is appreciated.
 
Thx,
 
EGS

A:Permanently deleted file from recycle bin

Your chance of success depends very much on the amount of "use" the pc has had since deleting the file from the recycle bin.
 
Try RECUVA  

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Dear All,
I have been searching a solution for this strange issue for long. I'm an IT Admin in a windows domain where few PCs are affected with this issue. When users delete files, it gets deleted permanently and do not go to Recycle Bin. Users do get alert that file
will be deleted permanently. I searched a lot and tried few solutions found. Let me brief what I tried so far;


This is the Recycle Bin Properties dialog box, which is strange that I don't see drives there.
After doing a lot of search, I tried few solutions. One is to delete $Recycle.Bin folder for all drives and restarting computer. Then tried deleting a single file. Though this method recreated $Recycle.Bin hidden folders, it didn't fix my problem.Then I found somewhere that booting in safe mode and then deleting a file would repair any issues with Recycle Bin. Tried that as well. Didn't fix my problem.

Please note that all of above actions done and screenshots taken are from an Admin account. Is there anything further I can try to fix this issue? Why did this happen in first place?

Thank you all

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On my Dell XP Pro, msconfig lists a number of applications (not services) from 3rd party vendors, such as HP and QWest, scheduled to launch at start-up. Several times, I've unchecked these items, clicked APPLY, and then re-started my system; nevertheless, when my system has finally rebooted, Windows Task Manager shows them running, and I have to eliminate them in Windows Task manager.

So it appears that somehow, there is some application somewhere that is reversing (i.e. ignoring) my (new) settings I try to establish in msconfig. Is anyone familiar with this problem?

I can figure out several ways of dealing with this problem, such as changing the names of these annoying applications (e.g. from application.exe to application.eze) so they cannot be found (therefore cannot launch), but I'd sure like to know what software it is on my machine that keeps overriding my choices. And also how to change the start-up menu permanently without changing the names of the relevant offending programs.

A:Cannot permanently change msconfig settings

msconfig is a diagnostic utility. If you want to permanently manage startup items you should use a simple app such as Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel (http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml).
Uncheck whatever you don't want started in that app and let's go from there.

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hi,
i want to change especially the brightness settings of a webcam.
Does anyone know a way that lets me adjust the settings globally and permanently?(so that those settings apply to all programs that will use the cam without having to re-adjust)
The cam itself is a quite old no-name model. The basic driver which makes it available to applications on the systems miracously still worked though.

A:globally / permanently change webcam settings

If the cam is that old, its entirely possible that option was never available...

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OS XP home Ed. Svs. Pk. 2. The Local Settings folder runs as a hidden folder (Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings) settings in the folder options under tools to see hidden files & sys. files will not open unhide this folder. The two ways I have found are, do a search open properties and uncheck hidden file box or type Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings into the address bar. I know the stock answer is this folder is hidden for a purpose and should not be messed with. In my mind that is a typical Bill Gates crap answer. I like to selectively check and delete history files and review Temp files. There has to be a registry key I'm not finding that I can add a 1 to that will unhide this folder on boot up.
 

A:Unhide Local Settings & subfolders permanently

Are you running as the local admin or a regular user
 

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Hello all,

this is driving me nuts, also because of the fact that there seems to be no suitable information about that on the net.

I have a computer here that should connect to a WLAN using "WPA2 - Enterprise". For authentication, a computer certificate is used.

If I set the authentication method to "computer authentication" in properties, security settings, the connection is just established fine. However, after a few moments, the connection is terminated and the authentication method is re-set to "user-
or computer authentication".

This causes every connection attempt to fail with the message "A certificate is required for connection to [network name]".


If I then go to the properties of the network connection and set the authentication method to "computer authentication" again, the connection is again established for a few moments - until that setting is again "user- or computer authentication"
and the game starts over from the beginning :(

What is causing that setting to be reverted again and again? Why is my manual configuration not saved?

Thank you very much for all help in advance and kind regards,

DAC324

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Hi,

New here so thanks for any help in advance. I have Windows 8.1 and my settings for my recycle bin are "Don't move files to recycle bin. Remove files immediately when deleted." yet my recycle bin still fills up with the files I intend to delete. Thanks again!

A:Windows 8.1 Recycle Bin Settings Not Working Properly

Hello Henry, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Do you have the Don't move files to the recycle bin... setting selected for all hard drives in the computer?

Recycle Bin - Permanently Delete Items Automatically - Windows 7 Help Forums
Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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I want to keep a "details" view in the recycle bin of Windows 7 Home Premium. I had no trouble doing that until a couple of days ago.

Now, the recycle bin wants to show "tiles" view. Always.

There is a dropdown list on the upper right of the recycle bin where you can choose the setting. That's the first place I looked and found it set to "tiles"---although I have always had details view until 2 days ago and certainly have not looked at that dropdown in at least 6 months.

If I set the dropdown to details, close the recycle bin, and immediately reopen it, the dropdown is set to tiles.

I remember going through recycle bin folder view hell on XP and I think Vista as well. Is this also a known issue on Windows 7 and does anyone have any suggestions?

The only thing I can recall that I have done to my system in the last few days is get the most recent 4 "important" Window updates.

A:Recycle bin folder view settings will not stick

Strange. I just checked and the recycle bin folder view stays at details, even when closed and opened. And my computer has the latest updates.

1) Try the following.

Click on Start, type desktop icons into the search box, and then click Show or hide common icons on the desktop.

In the Desktop Icon Settings dialog box, clear the Recycle Bin check box, now select the Recycle Bin check box.

Click OK.

2) It may be a corrupted user profile.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/W...d-user-profile

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Dear Forum,

I am currently trying to move files and folders to my 1TB External Hard Drive (Seagate) - for reasons known to some members of this forum.

I am gaining the message 'File Access Denied' when I move mostly Adobe files to my external hard drive.

I am going to try and go through and see if I have taken the steps on taking Ownership - incorrectly and I do not know how to fix it.

The recycle bin has an error on it as I took the permission on the folder on the external hard drive 'It says that is corrupt'.

I am a total mess and unsure about the settings.

I know that this is mainly a Windows 7 Forum - but I wish just to see if someone would be able to assist me

A:Recycle Bin Corrupt and Permission settings confusion - external hdd

Did you mess around with permissions only, or did you change owner as well?
Please post permissions of F:\ as it is now.

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I want to have my recycle bin in "Details" view, sorted by date descending. I can set it fine but then 15-30 mins later when I open the recycle bin again, it has gone back to the regular, alphabetic list view. This automatic change of view doesn't happen for a little while since I can change the view, close the recycle bin, open it again and see that all is apparently well. I then leave it alone but some time later (hour+) when I open the recycle bin again, the view has reset again.
I am using XpSP3, I am the machine admin, I have run avira antivir and spybot with no success. Not sure if this is related, but I can't change my DEP (data execution prevention) settings either. I can open the DEP window (system > advanced > performance settings > DEP) and change things on it, but when I re-open it immediately, none of the changes have been saved/retained. The DEP program exceptions list just goes back to how it was, ignoring all my changes.
Thank you for trying to help.

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Hi, all. For years now I've accessed my Recycle Bin via its original system-supplied desktop icon and it comes up in Explorer with the settings I made years ago - List view, sort descending by Date Deleted. I just accessed it and it is now coming up Tiles view, ascending Name order and changing the settings does not stick. When I call up Explorer directly and click the Recycle Bin there, it displays according to my old settings - List view and descending Date Deleted. I'm assuming there must have been a system update that did this(?). Just wondering if anyone else has noticed this and, more importantly, does anyone know who to fix it?

I tried the suggestions here:
Recycle bin folder view settings will not stick
I tried all the types under "Optimize the folder for" but that didn't work. I think this may be a different situation anyway since the Recycle Bin when clicked in Explorer displays correctly and, thus, the settings are actually saved. It's just, for some reason, now, when the Recycle Bin is accessed via its desktop icon, it's not using the Explorer folder view settings assigned it. Would appreciate any insight. Thanks.

Update: Windows Update I did on 6/11/13 fixed this.

A:Recycle Bin folder view settings won't stick when accessed via desktop

If no one has a better idea I would setup a new user account and test with it. I use all the same settings as you do and have not run into this issue; yet. Personally I always install programs for all users and keep 2 user profiles with the exact settings just in case one gets corrupted. (I guess I need to get a life) LOL

PS. By any chance are you using folder redirection for My Documents?

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I know it can be done, it's just very difficult to do..,..,

I know that when you delete files from your recycle bin, the files are still stored somewhere in the computer. I'd like to know if I can simply access the files, so I can permanently delete them 100%.

My computer is windows XP Compaq media center edition 2005

Thanks!

Sarah
 

A:How do I PERMANENTLY delete "permanently" deleted files from my computer?

Those files are still there, but we arent able to access/see them .. I just know that Windows "hide" these files from the tables, but it leaves the registry of these files "open" so other information can be written over.

That means... By the time your files will be overwritten by other information and slowly they will permanently be deleted.
 

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I'm not sure this is the right forum for this.

My friend has Windows XP Home Edition. He uses Comcast cable. He previously has Norton Anti-Virus. When he found out that McAfee was free with Comcast, he decided to switch. We got McAfee installed and thought we had removed Norton, but we see that the Desktop shows he has the Norton Recycle Bin and does not have the Windows Recycle Bin. And when he deletes a file, it doesn't go to the Norton Recycle Bin.

What is the easiest way to remove the Norton Recycle Bin and restore the Windows Recycle Bin?

Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Remove Norton Recycle and restore Windows recycle

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Hey!

I accidentally removed my Empty Recycle Bin option from Recycle Bin context menu while playing around with context menu editing tool (Windows 7 Manager). I cannot to system restore because I installed many things, etc. which would be hassle to sort out. Could you please provide me with a new registry key file which would help me get it back? Please.

Thanks

A:Getting back 'Empty Recycle Bin' Context Menu On Recycle Bin

Welcome to the forum,

This should put it back for you,

Empty Recycle Bin - Add to Desktop Context Menu

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Hi,i have a problem with recycle bin!!!
Recently i install a program and that program installed searches on my brower mozila ,and
also I have a problem with it !!! I did not realize ,until i delete a file,and i gave right click
on recycle bin (context menu) and dissapear empty recycle bin !!!
i search on internet ,but nothing ,i found reg files ,
and I have opened,but nothing!!maybe is from that program,about search,it s a ads trojan,because i
can not remove,safefinder is the search!!!
and from him,i can not empty recycle bin !!!
pls help me
thank you anticipated !!!

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Hey!

I'm on Windows 8 Pro RTM and I accidentally removed my Empty Recycle Bin option from Recycle Bin context menu while playing around with context menu editing tool (Windows 8 Manager). I cannot to system restore because I installed many things, etc. which would be hassle to sort out. Could you please provide me with a new registry key file which would help me get it back? Please.

Thanks.

EDIT: Screenshot attached.

A:Getting back 'Empty Recycle Bin' Context Menu On Recycle Bin

1) You can go open recycle bin and then empty it. It just takes one more step to accomplish it.

2) If you have ccleaner you can restore or just clean with ccleaner itself. Honestly I've not used recycle bin for over a month.

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Good afternoon,
Hopefully someone has experienced this and can offer advice.

A user is deleting files, but they are not appearing in the recycle bin

- user is deleting from her computer, and not a network location, or flash drive
- computer is not partitioned - only has a "C" drive
- computer is W7 32-bit
- user is not a local admin
- Use has 6 different recycle bins (right-click on RB desktop icon > properties > recycle bin location); some of the locations are "My Pictures", "My Videos" etc.... We are not able to manage the size of
these locations.
- all of the RB locations are set to "Custom Size"
- have tried:
a. deleting everything out of the RB
b. (running as admin) RD /S /Q C:\$Recycle.bin
c. set to view hidden & system files/folders, gone to "C" and deleted the $RECYCLE.BIN folder. clicked yest at all the prompts, including: Do this for all current items

** after both b & c, rebooted the computer

So far, nothing has worked. Might anyone have any other suggestions?

Thanks!

A:Recycle Bin: deleted items not appearing in recycle bin

Hi jkotsonas, welcome to seven forums.

Not sure if this is your issue, but with different users, each will have his/her own recycle bin and as such, items from one user won't show in another user's bin.

Is this the issue?

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I had a problem deleting an older version of Firefox. The Firefox Setup .exe file was stuck in the Recycle Bin, it wouldn't delete and it wouldn't restore. Believing that the Recycle Bin was corrupt, I used this method from the DOS prompt:

rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin

I refreshed my Desktop and when I clicked on the Recycle Bin. While the file appeared to be missing, the Recycle Bin would not load properly so I restarted my computer.

Now when I click on the Recycle Bin icon, it points to my entire computer (exactly the same as clicking on "Computer" off the Start Menu) instead of the Recycle Bin folder.

How can I restore the Recycle Bin icon so that it shows only the contents of the Recycle Bin?

My gratitude to any and all who can help me.
 

A:Recycle Bin Icon Does Not Point To Recycle Bin Folder

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Hello,

I'm trying to resolve an issue involving a bunch of "illegitimate" Windows Live streams (discovered in a Stream Armor scan).

In trying to resolve the issue, I've deleted several leftover Windows Live files and registry entries (after making a backup) that weren't removed when I uninstalled Windows Live a few months ago.

For whatever reason, the files won't leave the recycle bin, and the streams are still active.

I looked inside $Recycle.Bin and found that there's a locked Recycle Bin inside it. Is this normal? Can I delete it? How?

A:locked Recycle Bin inside $Recycle.Bin

I've never had a locked recycle bin inside my recycle bin so I'd say it's not normal

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Greetings group.
I have a 2 month old hard drive that failed on my desktop PC, taking My Documents with 7 years worth of data. I had just moved the folder to the new drive and hadn't gotten a chance to backup yet.
I'm trying to check Recycle bins on my External hard drives to see if I ever had even a partial Documents folder on one of them..
Problem: All 3 of my external hard drives have multiple recycle bins. All of the recycle bins show the same content as my local C Drive on my laptop. I am attaching 2 screenshots for your review. One shot is of the recycle bins on external drive, the other shot is a screenshot of the recycle bins on my C drive on laptop.
I'm logged in as Administrator because my normal login cannot access any of these recycle bins. And my normal login is in the Admin group. Using Windows Explorer as Administrator, I'm unable to see the Recycle bins. I can see them with my regular login. Very odd.

I'm so desperate for help. Any ideas appreciated.

Thanks for any help.

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This is not at all urgent or anything...just a question which has been puzzling me for a while.

I'd imagine that there are different types/levels of delete on my computer...but basically is anything really deleted?
What happens to all the junk mail I get every day (after I delete it)?
What happens to all the items in the Recyle Bin when I empty it?

I am told that the Police have ways of retrieving data which most people cannot retrieve...where is this stored? Does this mean that my HD will become 'full' at some point? and thus need emptying ... which I guess means rebuilding.

Looking forward to learning about the delete button!

A:Where do deletes go?

Nothing is actually deleted. Even when you delete emails from your deleted box and empty your recycle bin, the files are still there on your hard drive. However, the space they take on disc is marked as available so eventually they will get written over. Until that happens it is still possible to read those files with the right software.

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so, i downloaded a song i wanted from itunes, everything is ok but i have this little file left from song after download > http://i50.tinypic.com/30tmonq.png

and when i try to delete it i get this message " could not find this item. This is no longer located in C:\Users\blabla\Desktop, Verify the items location and try again " so how do i verify location and how to delete it ...?

A:cant deletes files

help some1? that file is just siting on my desktop and i cant even move it ~_ ~

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Here's the skinny...

I am in tech support, and I have been for about 4 years. I know the basics, and I understand software. This is why I had no problem helping my girlfriend's brother build a computer. We put everything together and built an awesome machine for around $500. Everything was working great and then about 4 days after loading all the software, we restarted the computer and NTLDR was missing. This was not the first time we had restarted and there was NO floppy disk (haha, I know that's what jumped into your head)! I spent hours trying to figure out what happened. I finally booted into DOS and when I looked at the C: drive there was nothing in it but some files with weird characters. I tried a recovery console but there were no files and I tried fixing NTLDR by resetting the master boot record. Eventually, I had no choice but to reformat and do EVERYTHING again. I don't know what would have caused this but I was thinking that it might be a virus.
Now we jump ahead a couple weeks and everything is working great. This time I had loaded McAfee Internet Security first so that I would not let a virus fool me again. The system hadn't been restarted for a couple days so we restart the computer (after it has already been restarted many times in the past). NT Loader is missing AGAIN!!! Once again I try to check for files. I throw the hard drive into my machine and see if I can find anything on it. THERE IS NOTHING. Why are files suddenly leaving th... Read more

A:Harddrive Deletes Itself! Help Me!

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Hello, when i download some archives the exe files almost all the time gets deleted and i were downloading something else also, a bat file got deleted.
I've tried to turn off defender, my anti virus and everything, but it still doesn't work, can someone please help me, i'm running build 6936 x64

A:Deletes files

Hi, LazyFunker, and welcome to the forums.

Is it possible that your antivirus is preventing you from getting infected by deleting malicious files?

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Arghh big problem guys!
When I "deleted browsing history" on IE7, (nothing to hide, honest) it deleted the entire contents of the desktop, which (stupidly of me) holds many important spreadsheets etc!
Do you think the desktop path is in the wrong place or something?
I tried using a file recovery tool to get them back and it found them but they were all corrupted =(
If anyone has a better idea to get them back safe and well, or at least to stop this happening again, please PLEASE reply.
Charlie.
 

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I'm working on a 'LENOVO C560 ALL-IN-ONE' running WINDOWS 8.1... It is a public computer and when I make any changes, such as loading MALWAREBYTES or adding something to INTERNET EXPLORER FAVORITES list, all is lost when I reboot??? Even when I defrag the HD, it goes back to being fragmented when I reboot? Any help would be greatly appreciated. (It is not connected to any network, and only has WIFI internet access.)
 

A:Reboot deletes all changes?

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This happened a few weeks after we got Windows 8 installed into our Toshiba Windows Vista laptop.

I was typing something in a document and as soon as i went back to correct a mistake, all the words after my cursor began deleting by themselves. I press the arrow signs randomly and it stops for 5 seconds and starts again. I closed the document with the previously saved version and refreshed my computer a few times. I reopened the document and the auto-delete had stopped.

Then another time, I opened my mail and all of a sudden, every mail in my inbox got deleted. Again, I closed the window, refreshed my computer and reopened it. Deleting had stopped and i got my mail back from the trash.

Sometime later, I clicked on my music folder and it disappeared. I found it in the recycle bin and when i clicked it, a window popped up asking me if i wanted to permanently delete it. I try to close it and another same window pops up again. I have to close the recycle bin window and refresh the computer again.

As more time goes by, these random delete modes occur more frequently- like at least once every hour now. I want to find a solution before I cant use this laptop anymore. I think it might be some virus or malware causing this but im totally clueless. PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!!!!
 

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My computer has been very sluggish.
Boot up has gone from 35 - 40 seconds to over 3 minutes.
The cursor jumps and sticks.

The computer is running XP sp 3

Actions I have take:
Sounds like a virus. doesn't it? I have run every possible virus scan and diagnostic that has been invented since the caveman. Everyone comes back clean.
So, I decided it was time to give Combofix a try. I down loaded it to my hard drive, backed it up on my external hard-drive. And double clicked. It began to load.... then poof. It was gone.

I assumed user error. Downloaded it again, double click, poof gone. Even the backup on the external drive was poofed.

So now what do I do?

:~) Thanks for your help.

A:Computer deletes Combofix

It might be your antivirus that is removing it.

Also, Combofix is intended to be run under the supervision of someone who is trained in its use.

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Hey, I recently moved back in with my parents and my father reformatted the computer. Now it seems like every time I log out, almost all saved files under my name are deleted. It used to be that all programs would be deleted but now it's just the files. I recently put about 14 hours into skyrim and now all of that went down the drain. Can someone help me?

A:Computer deletes almost everything upon logout

Does this happen with just your login or with all user accounts?

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Hello,

Have Win XP SP 1a running on P-4 1.6 Ghz system, Zoom V.92 PCI modem.

At some point IE 6 began deleting all cookies - so now I have to manually/right-click login everywhere I'm a member at once I either log off, reboot, etc.. Even Google Preferences don't hold.

Yes, I have SpyBot, Spyware Blaster, and AdAware, yet I see nothing in any of them referring to my good and NEEDED cookies being blocked. I also uninstalled all of these and it didn't change a thing.

I thought it may be IE Cache Cleaner, so I haven't used it since this began. Although I think I'll unistall this one now since I'm not using it.

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I REALLY need help with this ASAP. It's been driving me nuts for almost 2 weeks.

Thank You.

Philip Knight
Los Angeles, CA
USA

[email protected]
 

A:Help: IE 6 Constantly Deletes ALL Cookies

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The music file on my computer has somehow been copied into one of my picture folders. Both music files are exactly the same. If I change one it changes the other, if a file is added to one music folder, it appears in the other music folder. I can't delete one because the other disappears. It is as though the files have to be identical all the time. I have no idea how I have done it or how to get rid of it as i can't delete one or the other will go and i will lose all my music. Any idea what I can do? It is so annoying and I need to free up some room on my laptop!

Thanks
 

A:2 folders exactly the same deleting one deletes the other! help!

hello
try dragging one into the other, it should come up with a screen saying "what do you want to do"?
choose, move and replace. (or something like that)...good luck
 

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I copied some of the files from my usb to my hard drive. It was done smoothly. Then it shutted my computer down. When i started my computer again it has no files in its hard drive which i copied. It is happening with every file and every usb. Please help me..................

A:My Computer deletes everything which i've done on shutting down

have you double checked the location you are copying the files to?

are you sure you are copying?

external drives sometimes go to sleep after a period of inactivity you can turn this off in power options. The computer can also be set to shutdown after files have been copied to it you can also turn this off in power options. Your hard drive can also be set to go to sleep after a time too.

I never have it selected as I always verify everything is ok before I shutdown

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I think I may have posted a topic here previously way back in the day about my cookies being gone everytime i restart my computer. I call it the cookie monster....

Someone gave me a fix that worked temporarily, however its back again.

Everytime I restart my internet or my computer, all my cookies are gone it seems. I have to relog into all my websites, etc. This is getting very tedious and annoying. Can anyone please help me find a solution for this? I've already looked all over on google before posting this, and I didn't really find any help elsewhere either.

And no, firefox or ie6 is not an option. I would like to continue using IE7, it's an amazing browser. Please help.
 

A:IE7 deletes cookies on startup.

Start Internet Explorer
2. Under the “Tools” menu, click “Internet Options”

3. Click the “Privacy” tab

4. Click the “Advanced” button

5. Put a check mark in the box for “Override Automatic Cookie Handling”, put another check mark in the “Always accept session cookies” box.

6. Click “OK”

7. Click “OK”
 

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