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Recycle Bin Items Don't Show

Q: Recycle Bin Items Don't Show

Hi I have XP and my recycle bin items don't show. I redid the whole registry due to a computer virus. Now the thing still doesn't show! I thought it may have just been a corrupt file. I noticed a link someone suggested to someone else.....


But it didn't work for me.
The recycle bin hid items also upon removing Norton, so that's not the problem. I did remove manually the user info so I didn't have to log in with a password everytime I start my computer but don't think that's it. It seems like Windows has a lot of problems for people who want to see recycle bin items.

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I have just bought a new pc with Vista Home Premium x64. Problem is that the recycle bin won't show deleted items. The bin just looks empty. If I click on empty recycle bin it prompts me if I want to delete these 16 (or whatever number) items, so they must be there but will not display. I have tried displaying hidden files and checked in recycle bin properties that files are not deleted rather than placed in the bin to no avail. If I click restore items nothing happens. Can anyone suggest something please? Thanks

A:Deleted items do not show in recycle bin

Hello willcocks,

You should be able to fix that using this tutorial

Recycle Bin

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Windows 7-SP1

This is only happening on my internal data drive ( E: ), system drive ( C: ) and external drives ( F:, G & H: ) are OK.

If I delete up to 6 items in a single operation (folders, files or a mixture) the items show up in the recycle bin. But if its 36 then 30 items will not be in the recycle bin, and the 6 that are there are not the first or last 6. If its 80 items then 74 wont be in the recycle.bin etc, etc, If I delete 200 items in a single operation from the C: drive then all 200 will be in the recycle bin.

Weird. I tried creating a fresh $recycle.bin on E: (by removing it), that didn't fix it.

This drive also contains E:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-117609710-2025429265-682003330-1004 which I believe is the recycle bin contents. If I remove this directory will windows create a fresh one?

I ran chckdsk on the drive in mid-May no errors reported and SMART say its healthy, anyway its not a hardware issue.


A:Not all Deleted items show up in Recycle Bin

As a quick experiment you could use sike command line utility to send files to the recycle bin and see if it acts any differently. The program is free. No nags, tracking or advertisements etc. on my site.

Edit: If you run sike in a command prompt with no params it shpws a usage dialog.

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I am using Windows 7 with IE8. How it hsppened: I have been looking to buy a car and a guy emailed me and I thought it was a scam and then IO found the listing on eBay. On the auction page there was a tab that said "report item" I clicked it and it went to what looked to be an eBay chat, never used it beofre so I didnt know what one would look like, it looked pretty good. Person came on and asked what my problem was and I gave the auction number and the so called eBay person stated eBay backed the auction with their 50,000.00 guarantee and the user had been on since 2002 and kept on and on and offered to help me buy the car. It did have a 100% feedback 106 purchases. Ok so I called out after I figured the whoel thing was BS and he started rambling all kinds of weird stuff and then my computer acts weird. I figured he must of loaded something to me. So that is what happened. I know the guy pulled the ad and deleted the profile. I guess he won though.What the computer is doing: all my files are stating they are empty, nothing except solitare is working, the desktop is empty except the recycle bin. If I try to run Malwarebytes from the desktop I get an error. The error states "An error has ocurred. Please report this error code to our support team. PROGRAM_ERROR_UPDATING(12007,0,WinHttpSendRequest). I went to "Am I infected" and was directed the run "Window Recovery 7" I ran the rkill and it stated it stopped "InfDefaultInstall.exe".... Read more

A:All files show empty, no items on desk top except recycle bin, only solitare usable, cant run any program

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
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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?


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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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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The recycle bin does not show any deleted items--the space under name, location, date deleted, etc is entirely blank. When I right click and go to empty recycle bin, it confirms that there *are* files to be deleted. Any ideas? Thanks

A:can't see any items in xp recycle bin

Make up a "dummy" file and delete it to the recycle bin. Then go and empty the recycle bin. See if that straightens it out.


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Hi, I've been backing up data on my computer only to open up recycle bin the other day and find most of the files missing. I was very confused. Then i realised i had recently deleted 2 or 3 large files in size of 2 or more gb and that the recycle bins capacity is 4gb Has recycle bin deleted my older items because there wasn't enough space? I need to find or restore the old files. Im guessing the recycle bin dir in c: has now been modified showing the current status. Can i recover any older recycle bin dir or any files which list the files that were in recycle bin before is was modified and deleted old files? I have tried free undelete programs but they all only show the current recycle bin contents, i need to find the old contents. I also mucked around with some security settings of recycle bin and corrupted it. I had to empty it. Does this mean a new recycle bin file has been made? How can i restore the old contents.


A:Lost recycle bin items

Things shouldn't go in the trash unless you want to get rid of them. Chances are that the files have been partially or totally overwritten and unrecoverable. Any chance at recovery was lost when you kept using the machine. When files are lost, you should shut down immediately so they won't get overwritten and then move the drive to another machine for recovery.

If the recovery apps can't find anything, they are probably gone for good.

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i noticed when i open the recycle bin my items in there dissapear but when you click empty recycle bin it deletes so many items.Could someone tell me where to go to change this setting
Os is xp pro

A:Items dissapear in recycle bin

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I running windows xp pro.

When I open my recycle bin anything I've deleted shows up for about a second and then disappears from the window. This happens when I open the recycle bin or use explore.

Even though you can't see any items if you go to empty recycle bin, it asks if I sure that I want to delete the X number of items. So the items are there except I can't see them. This would cause a problem if I need to restore.

Any suggestions, thanks

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When I delete an item, it does not say (do you want to put it in the recycle bin) it says ( are you sure you want to delete this item. ) and if I change my mind and want it back it is not in the recycle bin. nothing goes in there. where does it go?.. I never have to empty it. I don't like that. can some one help me fix the problem. I am not sure even when it started doing that.

A:Deleted items not going in recycle bin

Right click the 'Recycle Bin' on your Desktop. Click Properties. Is 'Do not move files to the recycle bin', checked? Is 'Display delete confirmation dialog', unchecked?

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Weird problem... I have some items that just can't be removed from my recycle bin. I always get a pop saying that cannot delete because it's being used by another program. Even when there's no programs running (except for the ones in the background).

Now I have an idea of why this is happening but i need some more assistance to finally ridding the problem. The problem only happens when i delete a file that's on my external hard drive. Also... i should add... that this problem only happens to files that i delete from the OPEN or SAVE AS windows rather than deleting from the file folder itself. For example if I were to go to a folder in my external hard drive and delete a file that way it's not a problem to empty it from the recycle bin... but if I was saving a file or opening a file from an app and I delete it from that dialog box those are the files that just can't seem to be remove from the recycle bin.

I know it's due to my external drive because when I turned it off the files are not in the recycle bin anymore. Now i tried using the Task Manager to turn off all processes dealing with my external hard drive but I still can't remove those files from the recycle bin; unless there are other files that i need to stop the process of.

Any suggestions? Oh yeah... I have a Maxtor 200GB external hard drive (if that is any help).

A:Can't remove some items from my recycle bin

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I installed Windows 7 on my PC. I did a fresh install, but besides the system disk, I have a few other hard drives installed, as well as some external USB hard drives.

By revealing the system files (on the windows explorer settings), I'm able to see the folder that is used to manage the recycle bin items on each partition ($RECYCLE.BIN). So far so good, but the problem is that within that folder there are two sub-folders with files.

One of those sub-folders is related to the W7 recycle bin and the other folder (who's content was acessible only after changing its permissions) has a considerable size (about 7GB of stuff that was deleted within the previous installed operating system - Vista).

If I try to access the content of that sub-folder that belonged to Vista, I'm redirected to the actual recycle bin. Nonetheless, if I try to access it on the command line, I can see the original files (with their filenames changed to shorter ones).

My question is: what is the easiest and most secure way to delete the old recycle bin content? Emptying the recycle bin doesn't work, because W7 ignores the old content (that is stored on the older sub-folder). I come up with one of two procedures: delete those files on the command line or delete the old sub-folder on Windows Explorer.

Any suggestions?

A:Delete old recycle bin items

Quote: Originally Posted by nfh

I installed Windows 7 on my PC. I did a fresh install, but besides the system disk, I have a few other hard drives installed, as well as some external USB hard drives.

By revealing the system files (on the windows explorer settings), I'm able to see the folder that is used to manage the recycle bin items on each partition ($RECYCLE.BIN). So far so good, but the problem is that within that folder there are two sub-folders with files.

One of those sub-folders is related to the W7 recycle bin and the other folder (who's content was acessible only after changing its permissions) has a considerable size (about 7GB of stuff that was deleted within the previous installed operating system - Vista).

If I try to access the content of that sub-folder that belonged to Vista, I'm redirected to the actual recycle bin. Nonetheless, if I try to access it on the command line, I can see the original files (with their filenames changed to shorter ones).

My question is: what is the easiest and most secure way to delete the old recycle bin content? Emptying the recycle bin doesn't work, because W7 ignores the old content (that is stored on the older sub-folder). I come up with one of two procedures: delete those files on the command line or delete the old sub-folder on Windows Explorer.

Any suggestions?

If you are absolutely certain there's nothing in there you're going to want just trash the entire recy... Read more

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I deleted something and could not find it in the recycle bin, and it shows 3 items in there, but when I empty the recycle bin, it said 6 item deleted. So I guess my recycle bin is not displaying all the item?

Wondering anybody have had similar problem?

Thanks in advance for any fix!


A:recycle bin not showing all items

Hello Aine,

It sounds like your Recycle Bin is not refreshing properly. If so, then this should be able to help fix it.

Recycle Bin

Hope this helps,

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I have the same problem experienced by dnicke2001 - when I delete files they do not appear in the Recycle Bin. I have followed the instructions given him/her by greyknight17 without any success. I have run a scan in HighJackThis with this result. What do you suggest?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:41:52 PM, on 5/7/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\CtNotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Picasa\PicasaMediaDetector.exe
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A:Deleted Items do not apppear in Recycle Bin

Well...your log is clean. Did you ever have Norton Antivirus on this PC?

Ok..lets try this...

Download KillBox http://www.atribune.org/downloads/KillBox.exe

Open Killbox and Copy & Paste the path to the Desktop.ini for recycle bin.

Click Red X to delete it or Simply Browse to the Directory under C:(root) called RECYCLER

In killbox you may also see in blue the term Directory
Click the Red X to delete it.

Reboot and see if that works. Windows will recreate that file on reboot. If this doesn't work...then it's likely the INFO file may be damaged. Read here on how to fix that...


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about 4 months ago, but about every 2 weeks these same items appear in the recycle bin again and I have to delite them again????

I have delited other items from the bin and they do not come back, it's just these 15 items come back to haunt me!!!!




A:This is wierd, I deleted 15 items from recycle bin....

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Help please.....I restored 1000 files from the recycle bin. They are no where to be found. Happened 20 min ago. The folder that they were originally on, on the desktop, was deleted - so they were restored to a location that is no longer there. Where do I find them?

A:Lost restore recycle bin items

Did you restore the folder that files were in too? If not and it is still in the Recycle Bin, then restore that too. Or Go to Search and type in the name of one of the files, and see if it finds it.

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When I delete files or shortcuts, they go to my Recycle Bin. The Recycle bin has an icon indicating there are items in it. When I click on the Recycle bin and open it, the deleted files show up for a second or two then disappear. So at this point I'm unable to select and restore deleted files. They are still in the recycle bin, since if I right click on the recycle bin it asks me do you want to delete # items.

I've checked the Recycle Bin properties, and it doesn't have the delete files immediately option selected. My folders properties are set to show all files and file extensions.

Any ideas?

A:Recycle Bin not displaying deleted items

Here are the instructions from the site that issues this patch:
To use the file: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad by right clicking on the file and selecting Edit.

The website claims that this file will replace and\or repair the registry values for your recycle bin. The Firefox browser will not work when downloading the recycle bin patch. You will have to use Internet Explorer browser.

This patch is only for Windows XP.

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I have gone thru several threads regarding people putting items in the Recycle Bin only to have them not be visible when they open the RB (both in Windows XP and ME). Several of them stated the RB indicated a number of items when they click on "empty", but none of the items are showing. I have seen several answers regarding this - but one, which worked for this "dummy" was to remove the check on the recycle bin box in my Window Washer Program. Some of you may also have a cleaning program which is causing this? Took me quite a while to determine this was my problem. Always ready to share my computer ignorance with others. At least now I can get back my mistakes thrown in the RB. lol!

A:Solved: Recycle Bin Items Not Showing

Unknown third party utilities add by a user can throw anyone. Thanks for sharing the tip.

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Am I correct that deleted "Recycle Bin" files still remain unseen on the hard drive? If so, is there any way of removing the deleted "Recycle Bin" items without affecting anything else on the HDD?

My original and now #2 computer has a very small HDD (15 GB). I have cleaned out everthing but the OS and installed programs. I would like to remove the one GB of "My Docs" files I put into the "Recycle Bin" and then further deleted from there, if indeed they are still resident on the HDD. My intent is to hopefully increase performance of that machine, which also has a very slow processor and only 190 MB RAM. Right now the OS and programs occupy one-half of the HDD. I am running "XP Home" on that computer.

I will only use C #2 for reaching the Internet should my #1 computer "go down." (I would be lost without that daily exercise!) C #1 is fully backed up weekly to an external HDD.

Thanks for your patience with me. {redoak}

A:Do deleted Recycle Bin items take HDD space?

When you put something in the "recycle bin" all windows does is hide the item from you and only allow you to see it via the waste bin. So it still counts towards how much space is being used on the hard drive. Once you delete items from the recycle bin they are no longer counted as used space on the hard drive. They are still there and sometimes recoverable but now the space is marked for Windows to reuse when it needs it.

Deleting items in the recycle bin should not effect anything else on your HDD.

If you want to delete something without it going in the recycle bin highlight the item and then hold down the shift key while pressing delete. Check the recycle bin and you won't see it. Beware that you can't recover an item if you do this.

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I have a client whose child has deleted his important business files - no back ups
Then, they emptied the recycling bin...
I have tried recuvva, then removed the Hardisk and via Easeus, commercial Stellar data recovery, 7 data recovery and wonder share amongst others - none seem to find the deleted documents....
Ive also tried deleting a test file on my 8.1 machine and nothing finds that either.
Has anyone ever had success in recovering deleted items from win 8.1 recycle bin, if so, what software? Or is it a feature that they are gone forever once deleted due to improved security?
Ive spent hours on this!
Many, many thanks!

A:Can't recover items deleted from recycle bin

Hi HammerJeff Unfortunately, there's never a guaranteed way to recover a file that you deleted. When you delete a file, you have to be sure that you'll never need it back, because the chances of getting it back are really slim. Free data recovery software can only do so much, and none of them even guarantee that they'll recover anything and if they do, it won't be 100% of what was deleted. The same goes for paid software. If that client had important business files that are critical for his job, one solution could be to go to a data forensics company and get them to retrieve the deleted files from the drive. Assuming that no other major read/write operation has been done on the drive that could have completely ereased the trace of these files, they may be able to recover them. However, these kind of services are quite expansive so I hope for your client that if he pays for them, it's worth it.On a side note, the free software I use for data recovery are Recuva, EaseUS Data Recovery and GetDataBackNTFS (there's a portable version made from the paid version). If these fails, I usually tell the person that there's nothing more I can do.Good luck with that client and the case.

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Just a curiosity/paranoia question, that I have no doubt someone (brink?) knows the answer to.

I am aware when you move an item to the recycle bin and delete it, you are not actually removing the data written to your drive, simply removing the location from the index. So, my question is kinda twofold:

When moving a file to the recycle bin, does windows actually write a second copy of the data in another location, ie, the recycle bin, or does it simply change the location of the item in the index, from it's original location, to the recycle bin.

Secondly, assuming that there is no second location written, the index location has simply changed, when securely deleting the recycle bin, with an app such as eraser or ccleaner, is the data actually overwritten in it's original location, or, because it was "recycled" before it was deleted, is it still in tact in it's original location?

Paranoia I'm sure, but curious none the less. . .

Thanks for all your geniuses!

A:Securely deleting items from recycle bin

If you use Ccleaner go to lower left and check wipe free space and run a scan. It will clean $Recycle Bin. It will take a while.

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I have two questions:

1. I have created an executable that extracts archive files. I would like to create a context menu item to extract files with this exe. I do not want an 'open with' entry, what I would like would be a context menu item 'Extract' on archived file types (.zip, .tar, etc.) that opens the file with my executable. Is this possible and how should I proceed?

2. Is there a way (3rd party is OK, but I would prefer not to keep an extra application running all the time) to automatically delete items when they have been in the recycle bin for n days? I have seen some batch files that do this, but they seem to be based on date modified, not the date I put the files into the Bin. I also have googled for this and found some utilities that would do it, but most are bloated and add all sorts of features to the recycle bin I do not want to have. What would be a lightweight and efficient way to automatically do this?
Thank you very much for you time, any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Context menu items and Recycle bin deletion

For question #1 try this:

Open regedit and navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell

Right-click on “shell” and choose to create a new key, naming it Extract.

Double click on the Default value in the right hand pane and enter the path to your executable. Be sure to enclose the path in quotation marks - "C:\Program Files\...".

You may have to leave a space at the end of the path and type "%1":

"C:\Program Files\...\..." "%1"

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My phone was set up for Google Drive for 30 days. It apparently sent to my recycle bin on laptop after the 30 days. I didn't recognize what was in the recycle bin and hit empty. I now know they were all the pictures from my phone. Can someone help me retrieve them? Thanks in advance.

A:How to I restore deleted items in recycle bin windows 10?

If they were in the Recycle bin and you emptied it, then I would say that you can Kiss them Good by.

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I want that items which I delete will NOT move to the Recycle Bin.
I chose the option: "Don't move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted.", but the files I delete still move to the Recycle Bin.
What to do?
I am using Windows 7 Ultimate x64.


A:Recycle Bin doesn't delete items pemenantly

Whether it is Windows7 or Windows XP, we are having an option to delete the item directly without sending it to recyclebin.

click on folder -> shift+delete keys -> Yes -> Directly deleted.


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when I put my external hard disk into my computer then some items are placed in the recycle bin.

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I've been running Vista Ultimate a year and two months (one of the really early adopters) and have had problems but also seen corrections. For the most part I feel it is fairly stable.

I am having a problem I hope somebody can help me with. My recycle bin doesn't show that it has items to delete. It just shows an empty basket. When I go and check I see things in there so I delete them.

I have deleted the recycle (intentionally) and the went to Personalize on the desktop and chose to set all the defaults. It works for awhile and then it just goes back to showing as though there is nothing in it.

Has anyone else had this problem (I can't be that unique!) and found a way to correct it. Please post and let me know.

Thanks for all your help!

A:[SOLVED] Vista Recycle Bin not showing deleted items!

Maybe this will help:

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Hi all...I am a brand new member and I have tried to look up all of the other threads on this site regarding how to delete unwanted context items that show up when right clicking the Recycle bin. I don't know how these items got there but I am nearly always clicking on them instead of emptying the recycle bin option.
I am using the Windows 7 Home addition and cannot use the tools available on Win 7 Pro. Is there any way I can do this? pretty frustrated at this point, but will not give up Windows 7 which I love. Please help if you can...Dan

A:How do I delete unwanted context menu items in the Recycle Bin

Hello Danspedale, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could use the tutorial below to add "Empty Recycle Bin" to your desktop context menu to use instead.

Empty Recycle Bin - Add to Desktop Context Menu

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I had removed recycle bin from my desktop a couple of months ago. When i accidentally deleted some data, I went back to Personalization--> Change Desktop Icon and checked the Recycle Bin box. It didnt appear on the desktop. I checked all other boxes (computer, network etc.) but none of it appeared on the desktop. What do i do?

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For God sake ... is Microsoft going to do anything about this problem? It's been so many months now!! 

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Windows 7 doesn't show how much memory is used by all the deleted files.
In Windows XP you just open the the recycle Bin and the ram used is there.

How I find the size used by th recycled files in Windows 7?

A:Recycle Bin doesn't show RAM used.

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Title sums up, how can I get the Recycle Bin to show up here in this sidebar instead of dragging/creating shortcut in the "Favorites" folder?

A:Show Recycle Bin in sidebar?

Hello 0080900,

The tutorial below can give you a couple of options to add the Recycle Bin to the navigation pane.

Recycle Bin - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

Hope this helps,

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hi guys,

If you have 3 pc's all connected to the same pop account is it possible to get all sent items synchronised between the same three computers?

anybody done this?

A:show all sent items from 3 different pc's

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If I delete files and then go to the recycle bin, I can not see any of the files. Therefore if I want to restore a particular file I can not. If I choose to empty the bin, I get I confirmation to delete the correct number of files, but they are not visible. Any suggestions?

A:Recycle does not show files to be deleted

Quote: Originally Posted by dmciver

If I delete files and then go to the recycle bin, I can not see any of the files. Therefore if I want to restore a particular file I can not. If I choose to empty the bin, I get I confirmation to delete the correct number of files, but they are not visible. Any suggestions?

A couple of random suggestions.

Suggestion 1
Have you restarted your machine? If not, try this first...

Suggestion 2
Try browsing to it (this isn't a permanent fix, but if you are needing something now)
1. go to an explorer window
2. Tools> folder options
3. click the View tab
4. click show hidden files, folders, drives
5. uncheck hid protected operating system files.
6. hit ok...
7. go to the root of drive that you deleted the item off of
8. There will be a folder called $Recycle.Bin go to this
9. Then there will be some folder(s) inside, browse these.
Suggestion 3
Was this a clean install, or an upgrade? If it was an upgrade, it may possibly be an issue until you clean install.

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I guess this is the right forum for this. But whenever I delete something I know it goes in the recycle bin but nothing shows up in it. When I click delete it says "Are you sure you want to delete all of these items?" So I know stuff is going in there but it just doesn't display in the window. So that means if I want to restore something I cant click on it. What gives?

A:Things dont show up in the Recycle Bin

Welcome to Seven Forums Flacracker.

Start> In search box type CMD
Right click on cmd.exe in reults above
Click on run as administrator
Type the following one at a time, pressing enter after each. then reboot to see if fixed

First type attrib c:\recycler -h -s
Then type del c:\recycler

If you think you have something in recycle bin now you want to save, let us know as this will delete current contents as well

A Guy

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When I delete files in Firefox they do not show up in the recycle bin even thou
they appear to have been deleted.

A:Deleted files don't show up in Recycle Bin

There must be a setting somewhere that deletes them without going through the recycle option. I've set all my files do that - maybe just your Firefox files do.

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The Recycle Bin in my copy of Windows 7 x64 won't show the confirmation dialog, even though "Display delete confirmation dialog" is checked. Instead, my files are being permanently deleted. How can I restore the confirmation dialog?

The problem began after I ran this command:

rd /s <drive_letter:>\$Recycle.bin

on all my drives to fix a problem where the Recycle Bin was very slow to empty.

A:Recycle Bin Won't Show Confirmation Dialog...

Hello Daddyman,

You might see if using step 5 in OPTION THREE of the tutorial below will force the Recycle Bin delete confirmation to always be enabled.

Recycle Bin Delete Confirmation - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,

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Whenever I delete something and send it to the Recycle Bin, the icon will change to show that it's full, but when I open the Recycle Bin, it takes a while to load and when it does load, there will be nothing in it (window is just white except for the taskbars on the top and side) and the bottom-left side will just say "0 items." What's going on here and how do I fix it?

A:Recycle Bin Doesn't Show Files

When did you first notice this ? Have you done anything different since you first noticed it like install or uninstall something or download something new ?

Not saying I can help you but just throwing out ideas that may help you remember something that may have caused the problem.

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I am a Newbie, hello to everyone and I am not a techie or a programmer. In Windows 7 and you click on Windows Explorer down the left side where the drives are shown and many other things you were able to show the Recycle
Bin an also empty it from the same place.

Now with Windows 8 it looks like Office and when you want to see the bin it is very small on the top
left side. I know from the help and from a book called Windows 8 Step by Step that you can enlarge the Icon.

Does anyone know if the Icon can be shown where the drives and other things like network etc are shown and then enlarged? I do not know if anyone else has a preference for the Icon being there but at 67 and glasses ig gets a bit tiring with it being so small. Thank you for any help you can give.

A:How to Show the RECYCLE BIN in Windows Explorer

Hi "apachi," and Welcome to the Eight Forums. . .

Here is a Link to a tutorial here on the Eight Forums that should help. . .it does work just used it on my system and now have the "Recycle Bin" in Explorer (File Manager). . .Good Luck. . .

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It makes the noise like it is emptying, but shows as full even though there is nothing in there. How do I fix this?

A:Recycle bin won't show empty when emptied

Assuming you have Vista as shown in your system info, you might wish to read these (make sure you read the entire threads and view the links too):

Icon Cache - Rebuild - Vista Forums

Recycle Bin icon doesn't update icon status - Vista Forums

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I did not see a place to post logs from Avira. I'm posting what was found, and what Avira said it done. I'm guessing these will still stick around after I reboot and I'm looking for direction to threads that might help. As a Vista 32 Bit user, I've searched that forum and did not find anything particular for these infections. I've ran a HijackThis and most of this doesn't show up, so I've not posted a log in that particular section. My biggest problem I see daily is the fact that every search engine search shows me the links I want, I click and end up on some goofball website close to my search topic, I then have to hit the back button so I can hit the link a 2nd time before finally arriving at the proper website.

Thanks for any support or direction.
[WARNING] The file could not be opened!
[NOTE] This file is a Windows system file.
[NOTE] This file cannot be opened for scanning.
C:\Program Files\Uninstall.exe
[DETECTION] Is the TR/TDss.aips Trojan
C:\Program Files\Procomm Plus\Aspect\faxmerge\PWWORD97.DOT
[DETECTION] Contains HEUR/Macro.Word97 suspicious code
[DETECTION] Is the TR/PCK.Tdss.W.4 Trojan
[DETECTION] Is the TR/Crypt.XPACK.Gen Trojan
C:\Users\Mike\AppData\Lo... Read more

A:Several items show up in Avira

Forgot to add...

I did a lot of research first and often ran across fixes for the individual infections that suggested programs like Malwarebyte's program, etc. Those programs are being blocked by one of the infections, not sure through Java or what.

Malwarebytes will not run.
Spybot will not run.
TrendMicro online virus scan would start, but it said the java plugin did not install properly, and it always did before these recent infections.

It seems like any security type program will not start, no other problems on the computer or softwares, just malware removal programs.

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my PC got infected with a virus! My problem is now to get internet explorer working and have
some desktop display like taskbar and start menu and icons show up. Also, my folder options don't work properly; indexing serice is disabled; media player can't work; VCDs can't play; my antivirus program can't work; and there were two unknown folders in my control panel; one in my network places, and one on my desktop. i've manually deleted all, but one. i can't move this folder. I can use CTL/ALT/DEL to get to Task manager to run, and thus run programs and navigate round my PC.

Pls, how do i get my PC in order? i've downloaded and used lots of antivirus programs and none has help. Pls help me!

A:desktop items can't show up plus more

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!
Click here to download HJTsetup.exe
Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.

Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

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something is wrong with my recycle bin... i wonder wuts wrong... wutever i delet doesn't go to Recycle Bin Folder...

n one more thing i noticed dat the icon for Show Desktop is not working either

i tried alot im so pissed off

Could anyone please help me on this????

A:Solved: Deleted Files Don't Show Up In Recycle Bin :((

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I've just replaced my old win 7 computer after it died (hardware failure, no HDD damage) and used an external enclosure to get the old HDD running again. This is where my problem starts, I can't get many devices to be recognized by my computer when I plug them in.
After some irritation with this, I used a family member's computer with the enclosure to get my files off the original HDD, and onto a portable HDD.

I've updated the drivers for all items in question directly from the manufacturer's websites, but no luck. It runs from a few usb mice, to this portable hdd (G-technology G-drive slim) none of them will work on the computer.

when I plug in the external hd, I get the detection noise, and sadly it doesn't show up in "this pc" but it is present in diskmgmt, though all of the options when I right click it are grayed out other than formatting it... which defeats the purpose of using it (also, it isn't mine and I can't do that)
Long post short: I can't get the computer to read the external hdd, and it doesn't run my usb devices.

I'm running a windows 8.1 64x hp pavillion 14z with 4gb ram and a 1.8ghz processor.

Thanks for reading, please ask me for any information I've failed to provide.


A:Trouble getting USB items to show up/function on a new PC

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I would like to put the taskbar items in a specific order but don't know how to do that.

A:How do I organize the order in which the taskbar items show?

Just drag them around.

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When I delete an item from a folder, it still shows up in the folder until I manually refresh it with F5


Item in folder:

Deleting item:

The folder after the item has been deleted, until I press F5 to refresh the folder:

Can anybody help me with this problem? It's getting to be quite annoying when trying to organize things.

A:Items do not show as deleted until I manually refresh

Well, there doesn't seem to be a hotfix for this problem yet.

Here's the support article: Desktop items disappear after renaming them on Windows 7
..the first social.technet page: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...-3c2394417b6e/
..the second social.technet page: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...d-9f3b2644fad6

Here's a possible solution:

Quote: Originally Posted by Deckard @ social.technet.microsoft.com

1) I backed up the registry.

2) Searched for occurrences of the word refresh and found this key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{BDEADE7F-C265-11D0-BCED-00A0C90AB50F}\Instance
which contains three subkeys. One of them, curiously enough, is DontRefresh and it has a value of 1 (turned ON)

3) I then changed the value to 0 (turned OFF) and hit F5 to refresh and save the now changed registry.

In other words...

Backup your registry.
Open regedit (start > regedit > enter)
Search for "DontRefresh"
Modify DWORD Value to 0

The apparent causes for this are:
Having UAC Turned OFF
Having the folder/files in question being shared on a network.

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