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

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.

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

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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.

Recycle bin properties.JPG 32.32KB
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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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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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


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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Hi I am new so I hope I'm doing this right. My files are permatley deleting instead of going to the recycle bin. I have checked to make sure the box to permately delet is not checked and I have tried a few other things (reboot in safe mode) and still not working. Any help would be appreciated.

A:files are permanently deleting

Hello pag, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Is this happening with all files, or just certain ones?

Is this happening from certain locations, or all locations that you deleted them from?

Do you also have the "Display delete confirmation dialog" box checked for each listed drive location?

Anything deleted from a removable drive (ex: USB drive) will always be automatically permanently deleted, and will not go to the Recycle Bin. Only files deleted from internal or SATA connected drives will go to the Recycle Bin first.

If the file you are deleting is larger than the max storage size of the Recycle Bin, then it will prompt you to permanently delete instead of going into the Recycle Bin.

Hope this helps for now,

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I have financial files that when I'm done with them, I would like to permanently delete them from my computer. I know there's programs out there that can do this, but having trouble finding them. It would be great if they're free, but not at the the expense of security.
Thanks for your help, my first post here.

A:Permanently Deleting files

Tons of them out there.

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Hello, I deleted some sensitive information in the recycling bin, and I'd like to permanently erase them. I don't have the means to wipe my hard drive (I'm using a netbook). If I fill the hard drive to max capacity and delete the excess files afterwards will this overwrite the undesired files?

Thanks for the help.

A:Permanently deleting files

Once you have emptied your trash can, defragmenting your hard drive can normally do the trick.
There are software programs too that can help, having never used one I cannot recommend any but google your post title and have a look around

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Okay, I was just reading a previous forum on deleting files; however, that seems very detailed and harsh. My husband is leaving a place of employment and needs to remove his personal info from his computer without destroying the computer. Has anyone used Micosoft's SDelete (I think that is it) for this? The Darik Nuke and Boot (not sure that is the exact name) seems to be very detailed and I'm not sure I can walk him through that. He has files in his MS Word that need to be permanently removed, and I guess log in information on certain accounts he has accessed online, i.e. banking, etc. Any suggestions as to what to use that is "user friendly" for someone who isn't real computer saavy? Thanks.

A:Permanently deleting files from computer

http://www.ccleaner.com/Might do what you need. Read the info at the home page and see. Here is an older discussion of the program in BC.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/59767/ccleaner/

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Maybe I'm really OCD but I downloaded certain applications that I now don't need, so is it ok to go into regedit and find those applications and delete them or should I just use add/remove programmes and search windows explorer?

I've noticed that even though I've deleted an application in regedit under software, some file with the same word as the application appears when searching on windows explorer.

A:Permanently deleting files/folders forever

Use the normal/standard method for uninstalling software.

You will not see any performance gain by removing the entries that you mentioned from the registry.

If the normal uninstallation process leaves some folders/files behind, you can rename them and see if things still work as desired. After a week or two, you can delete them... but it should not be a big problem if those left over files/folders happen to hang around.

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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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I have a truckload of files in the recycle bin with extraordinary file names like 9be9562f00a85d3e402e894414532852ef8d1bb1 ... Some date back to 2008. Can I safely delet these files without crashing my system? My tower has a virus on it and my laptop (with Vista) is about to go south. Thanks,

A:Deleting files from recycle bin

Files and folders that are in the Recycle Bin are not being used by the computer.

If they've been in the Recycle Bin since 2008, they're definitely safe to delete.


You mentioned 2 computers - a desktop and a laptop.

Which one are you referring to here?


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A couple days ago I realized there was something going on with my PC when I tried to delete something. The thing is, the file is deleted, but it doesn't get moved to my recycle bin. I don't know where it goes really..very strange. Anyone know what the problem could be? I was reading up in an attempt to fix this myself and I saw there was some talk about deleting the recycled folder but I can't find it. And I've done virus scans and everything else

A:Deleting Files/ Recycle Bin Problem

Recycle bin>properties. Maybe the option "Do not remove files to the bin,Move files immediately when deleted."has somehow got checked.

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Hi everybody,
i've recently have quite some trouble with my computer, this is one of them:
When trying to delete large files, where it says: "do you permantly want to delete this", they don't end up in my recycle bin. I wouldn't mind this at all if it wasn't because my harddisk doesn't react when I delete something. I don't free up any space even though I just deleted something as big as 5GB. Can anyone help?? I ran "Hijack this" if it can help:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:03:09 PM, on 5/3/2006
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\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\CA_LIC\lic98rmt.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\CA_LIC\LogWatNT.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Ghost\Agent\VProSvc.exe
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A:Solved: No files in recycle bin when deleting!

Do you still need help?

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I have 4 episodes of a show in my recycle bin - each episode is 1/2 hour long. I try to delete them, but I get a message saying Calculating time remaining and it just keeps showing that and never gives me a time or deletes the items. It says the speed is 0 bytes / sec. Any idea how I can get rid of these files?

A:Having a lot of trouble deleting 4 files from my recycle bin

Hi Dbagnell,

You might see if you can open the Recycle Bin and delete them one by one instead. If not, then this tutorial may be able to help you.

Recycle Bin Corrupted - Cannot Delete File or Folder

Hope this helps you,

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I was hit by KLEZ today. My AV (eTrust EZ Anti-Virus) cleaned it out, but I still have what appears to be another virus hanging around. The AV gave me this after a scan....

Number of infected files not cleaned/deleted/renamed: 4
C:\RECYCLED\NPROTECT\00005870.RCV (HTML.MimeExploit virus)
C:\RECYCLED\NPROTECT\00005905.RCV (HTML.MimeExploit virus)
C:\RECYCLED\NPROTECT\00005955.MBX (HTML.MimeExploit virus)
C:\RECYCLED\NPROTECT\00005957.MBX (HTML.MimeExploit virus)

Now, since they're in the Norton Protected bin, can I simply delete them to be rid of it for good? And for good measure I'd do a wipe of all the free space on my disk.

Thanks for any help!

A:[Resolved] Deleting virus files from recycle bin

You are correct, they should be in quarintine.
Heres a online virus scan you could run to double check.

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Hey guys this is OrangeAngel, and for somereason my $Recycle.bin file in the C:\ is gone, i have hidden files on so i can see them but the Recyclebin File is not there. And also whenever i delete files anywhere it never stops deleting files and it gets stuck and then i have to go to the task manager and stop them from there. Help would be appreciated!!!
I use Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit if that helps at all.


A:Recycle bin File is gone/ Deleting Files Hangs

Recycle Bin

This is the one you need now. Above for future in case of problems with the bin.
Desktop Icons

Due to your problems, in addition to reccyle bin, you may need a system restore from before the problems began.

Try to restore the bin from above. If it does not work or it does work but you have other problems, use SR, from 3 days before the problems began
System Restore - How to

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Have an issue that I couldn't find a solution in Google or on these forums, so I am going to post.

When deleting a file/folder from an WinXP desktop, typically it would go to the Recycle Bin, incase I need it for later.

In this case, it isn't...its just deleting. Not ending up in the Recycle Bin, and no chance to recover.

Is there anyway to change so that they end up in the Recycle Bin first, before being deleted?


A:Deleting files/folders just delete, don't go to Recycle Bin for a recover

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I have been trying various ways to reduce the demands on my W8.1 Tablet's small (24 GB) SSD.  Among the  possibilities it seems are: deleting files from System Volume Information (ie. old Restore Points) and Recycle Bin.
Even though I have set the system to 'show hidden files' I cannot find the exact location of these two Folders and / or I am denied access to them if I do find them, even though I am in Administration.  Swift Search reveals that at least one Folder titled System Volume Information has over 5 GB and there are other Folders, whereas Recycle Bin is showing in excess of 95 GB --- despite the fact that the Bin is emptied usually at the end of every day.  If I could clean out a significant proportion (most) of these 'stored' files it would be a big help. 
So can someone advise me how to find the files, gain access, and delete many of them?
I would also welcome advice on the wisdom of doing what I propose to do and any pitfalls I might encounter.

A:Finding and deleting files from System Restore and Recycle Bin

Hi clayto In order to access these folders, you also need to uncheck Hide protected operating system files (recommended) in the Folder Options. From there, you'll see the C:\$Recycle.Bin folder. You can delete everything in it. The best way to take care of the System Restore points is to right-click on the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner and select System, then go in Advanced System Settings and finally System Protection. From there, click on the Configure... button followed by Delete to delete all the System Restore points. You can even disable it so they won't be created anymore.

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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:

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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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:

Thank you for your help.


A:Recycle Bin only deletes permanently and cannot change settings


Check for a key called "NoRecycleFiles" in


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

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RK doesn't work Emsisoft doesn't work .
How do I delete this file ?
:                %systemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc\hosts      ?
ESNET doesn't work either.

A:deleting permanently

That is the Windows Hosts File, it is part of the operating system.
You can read about this here.
Why do you want to delete this?

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Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum. I'm just wondering, once my cache and cookies have been deleted, and if I empty my recycling bin, are all the files permanently deleted?

A:Permanently deleting things

In a simple word-yes. They are deleted. If you are really concerned about them returning, you can restart the computer, and that will lower the chances of recovery. Even then, you would have to purchase software designed to "find" it.Oh and by the way, welcome to BC Kat_xp

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hello, I downloaded a movie from the internet (ext.avi). However when i try to delete it, a message comes up saying that the file is being used by another progam and cannot be deleted. I checked on the internet and found a solution to this issue - by deleting a file form the windows register. It worked...for a while. Now whenever I restart my pc, the folder(empty) keeps appearing on my desktop. How do i get rid of it permanently?

A:deleting a ghost folder permanently


Use with Caution...

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I have been getting a lot of fake rogue spyware programs. I scanned with anti-virus/anti-spyware/etc and they have detected ones like XPShield. But even after quarantine and removal, XPShield constantly pops up every 5 minutes or so trying to install again. It is blocked by my anti-virus constantly but it gets annoying and seems to slow down my computer. I still get some other random fake anti-spyware programs like anti-spyware pro xp...looked up removal tools for those but none of them work. The thing is I never installed the actual fake programs for these, but I seem to have some virus that keeps trying to. VIPRE anti-virus says the XPShield process sysnotifier.exe (which tries to install it) comes from explorer.exe...so I don't know how to disinfect that.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:52:38 PM, on 10/30/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe... Read more

A:Having trouble permanently deleting sysnotifier.exe

Hi,* Please visit this webpage for instructions for downloading and running ComboFix:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofixPost the log from ComboFix when you've accomplished that, along with a new HijackThis log.extra question.... Did you set this Proxyserver?R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost;*.localIf not, check and fix above entries in HijackThis.

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I recently uploaded pictures from my camera to my HP (uses VISTA Home Premium). At first I had all these photos in a folder in "My Pictures". Later on I deleted the pictures did not wish to save and also deleted it from my trashcan. However, I noticed that in the vista search bar, if you type in the file name of that picture folder, it shows a preview of every picture....even the ones I thought were permanently deleted! I tried right clicking and deleting it. But of course, since I already deleted it, it shows up as "this is no longer located in [location]. Please verify item's location and try again". these are thumbnails of the pictures that I already deleted. I can't open these files because I deleted the original....How do I delete this? If this doesn't make sense,How do I get rid of these images? Are there any more of my pictures stored somewhere else? Help!

A:Permanently Deleting pictures from Vista

I don't know how to delete the thumbnails of the pics you already deleted. I do know that pics are stored in three places on my HP laptop: (1) Pictures folder, (2) Photo Gallery, and (3) Search. Recently, I decided that I didn't need pics stored in 3 places, so I deleted all in Photo Gallery and those in Search, and then found out that the pics in my picture folder were automatically deleted. I could have cried----until I found out I could retrieve the deleted images.

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Okay so yesterday I was cleaning out my laptop and I deleted the swsetup folder not knowing what it was... I decided to google it and found out it was important.. I decided I'll finish up then recover it. Long story short I forgot about it and ran a cleaning program and it deleted everything that was in the rubbish bin... How can I get this folder back? or Is there one I can download? Or am I just screwed...

A:Accidentally deleting swsetup file permanently

Hi: Unfortunately, you are out of luck. That file is not as important as you think. All the SWSetup folder contains are the driver and software installation files that came with your PC. Most of those files can be downloaded from your PC's support and driver page, with the exception of the trial software. I always delete that file.  It can far exceed 1 GB in size. I do save it on a portable hard drive before I delete it, but I can count on one hand the number of times in the last dozen years I have had to go to one of the SWSetup files I saved for my many HP PC's over the years, to retrieve an installation file that I needed.

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Hello. I've been attempting to clean up my notification area on my Windows Vista 32 bit computer by removing all non-system icons. I don't just want the unwanted icons to be hidden, and would like them to be removed from the notification area entirely. I have used this tutorial and have been successful removing the unwanted icons, but whenever I reboot my computer, it reverts to how it once was. The issue appears to be that two registry keys that I delete, being IconStreams and PastIconStreams, keep reappearing after I reboot and restore all of the unwanted icons. I'm not sure what is causing them to constantly reappear, and I couldn't find any tutorials that addressed how to keep them from reappearing, so any help in permanently removing these keys would be much appreciated!

A:Issues Permanently Deleting Registry Keys

Right click on the icon you want to delete, click on delete.  You will be asked if you are sure you want to send this to the recycle bin, click yest, and then empty it from the recycle bin.

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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



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 have Outlook 2010 and Windows 7. If I Delete an item in Outlook it goes into Deleted in Outlook and gmail which is fine. However if I Shift Delete it does not go into Deleted but remains in All Mail in both gmail and Outlook and this seems incorrect.

Any thoughts?


A:Permanently deleting gmail items using Outlook 2010 Shift Delete

Why do you use Shift+Delete. I have never used it nor have I heard of it being used before. If Delete does what you want, just keep using it.

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I went to empty my recycle bin this morning. It contains four small files. But when I click "empty recycle bin" the pop-up says it's deleting thousands of files in the gigabytes range. Does anyone know what causes this? I believe it's happened to me before, probably on Vista, but I don't remember how I fixed it or if it just eventually fixed itself. I don't notice anything missing and the computer doesn't behave oddly, but I cancel the deletion before it gets too far.

I'm currently running a virus scan but it hasn't picked up anything yet and it's 75% of the way through.

A:Recycle Bin Deleting More Than It Contains

Strange. You're sure that none of the files is actually a folder, such as a .zip or .rar?

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I have Windows XP and when I send things to my recycle bin and click on recycle bin the show up for a second and then go away. My box to automatically delete is not checked. Any ideas?

A:Recycle Bin Deleting unproperly

Hello nprado

Here are some things to try
1. Make sure that something is in the Recycle Bin (just make an empty folder to delete). With the Recycle Bin closed, right click and choose: Empty Recycle Bin. When the confirm box appears, click ok. Reboot. Check if fixed

2. Have a look if there is anything in the ?Recycler? folder which is where the Bin stores its files.
This is a hidden folder so go to
Windows Explorer/Tools/Folder Options/View
Check ?Show hidden files and folders?
Remove the check from ?Hide protected operating system files?
You will receive a warning but just go ahead.

You will then see the ?Recycler? folder C:\Recycler

Go back later to hide the files and folders again.


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I've got a user who cannot send stuff to his recycle bin.
Anytime he deletes something or drag-and-drops it to the recycle bin it automatically gets deleted and never shows up in the bin.

The auto-delete box under the recycle bin properties is not checked, and the registery was not set for auto-delete at NukeOnDelete under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\BitBucket.

He is the only one who has had problems like this, and the problem is with every network computer he logs into.

Is there any way to fix this other than deleting his user account and then recreating him a new one?

Has anyone else even seen this problem?

A:Recycle bin keeps auto-deleting...ARGH!


Only thing you might look at is:

You should see something similar to this in properties (different OS are not alike)

> configure drives independently
> use one setting for all drives (check this one)
> do not move files to the recycle bin. Remove files immediately when deleted
>Display delete confirmation dialog box (check this one)

The second and last checked. This should be the "default" setting for normal operation. I know you mentioned the one, but didn't know about the other.

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Hello everyone, I've been directed here from the Windows XP Home and Professional section after quite a struggle with a stubborn problem. Topic referenced is here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/221437/problem-with-deleting-a-folder-in-the-recycle-bin/ ~ OBI have a folder (named "Poop" due to the troubles it's been giving me) that, when sent to the recycle bin, refuses to be permanently deleted (I get the message "Cannot delete file: "). When I right-click the "Poop" folder, the properties say that it "contains "0 folders" and has a size of 0kb. Yet, when I open it, there is visibly another folder entitled "D3_B0_CA_D3_F2_D6_28OST_29W_ ......" The name seems to go on and on with the random letters and numbers. When I right-click this bizarre folder, I get only the options of "Open, Explore, Search...., Send to". It seems I can't even view the properties. I tried opening it, but nothing happens.I suspect the problem is with the "D3_B0_CA_D3_F2_D6_......" folder. I have tried deleting/renaming/moving it to no avail, it just remains there inside Poop. The Poop folder, on the other hand, can be sent to the recycle bin; it just couldn't be emptied from there. Also, when I right-click Poop, it gives the normal options.The kind people at Windows XP Home and Professional suggested Ccleaner, Unlocker, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, and KillBox. Unfortunately none of them could rid Poop nor "D3_B0_CA_D3_F2_D6_28OST_29W_ ......". I'm not sure if the two folders are causing harm ... Read more

A:Problem With Deleting A Folder In The Recycle Bin

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I have a folder that, when sent to the recycle bin, refuses to be permanently deleted (I get the message "Cannot delete file: "). I tried restoring and renaming the folder, but it still would not be emptied from the recycle bin. When I right-click the folder, the properties say that it "contains "0 folders" and has a size of 0kb. Yet, when I open the folder, there is visibly another folder entitled "D3_B0_CA_D3_F2_D6_28OST_29W_ ......" The name seems to go on and on with the random letters and numbers. When I right-click this bizarre folder, I get the options "Open, Explore, Search...., Send to". It seems I can't even view the properties. I tried opening it, but nothing happens.

I have had a virus infection on my computer before, and it was cleared due to the kind folks here. I'm not sure if this folder might have resulted from the virus. I noticed the problem months ago but was too lazy to do anything about it, since it doesn't seem to be harmful ^^;

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. I would greatly appreciate any help.

Also, I'm not very good with computers, and so, would like to ask for your patience. ^^

A:Problem With Deleting A Folder In The Recycle Bin.

Boot into safe mode, and try to delete the folder.How to boot into safe mode:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/

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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 would really like to delete the recycle bin icon on my desktop, as I have it on ObjectDock. I found a way on this page, but then when I clicked the recycle bin in the ObjectDock, nothing would happen. Is there a way to get rid of the icon but still have it accessable?

A:Solved: Deleting the recycle bin icon from desktop?

That registry tweak is for the default icon. You will need to restore the default icon and have ObjectDock relinquish control of the icon for the change to take effect.

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I have 5 folders which wont delete in the recycle bin. The files came from my Internet temp folder that I cleaned out.

I get this message
"Cannot delete folder, Cannot find specified file"
"Make sure you specify the correct path and file name"

How do I delete them??
Thanks, Anthony

A:Deleting folders in Recycle Bin, which wont delete??

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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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Microsoft Window XP Home v. 2002 service pack 2
1.40 GHz, 512 MB of RAM
Not fragmented (already tried defrag)

My computer takes a long time when I try to delete a file (doesn't matter what size or kind of file). Once I click on the file and hit delete the hard drive starts going and after a while I get a confirmation message "Are you sure you want to send file.ext to the recycle bin?" I click yes and then it's hung up again for a while as I watch pieces of paper float accross the screen from a file folder to a recycle bin, and then it finally deletes. This is a new problem on my old machine.

I also can't open the recylcing bin, but I can empty it. When I click on the recycle bin it opens a window and shows the "flashlight" icon, the hard drive goes, and it never finished it's process, never displays the recycling bin contents.

A:deleting takes a long time WinXP, recycle bin doesn't open

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Hey folks, well first of all i want to thank u for all the information posted on your forums, that information was the one that helped me removing the spy programs on my comp, but there is one last problem, that i donīt know what files i have to delete with the Hijackthis so this is my log file and i hope u can help me.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 20:08:29, on 17/12/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Archivos de programa\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Hewlett-Packard\AiO\hp psc 700 series\Bin\hpobrt07.exe
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A:Help deleting the right files with hijack this after deleting the spy programs

you have quite a lot of nasties there

first open IE/tools/connections/click on your connection & untick use a proxy server & use autoconfiguration script

then run hijackthis, tick all below, make sure all browser & email windows are closed and press fix checked

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,AutoConfigURL = http://proxycfg.marketscore.com/gencfg.asp?id1=WU9$bGcINh8&id2=U340MADfs3a&lp=1&nsv=
then Download & Run CWshredder from
and make sure you follow the advice about the security updates listed at the bottom of the page, in order to prevent re-infection, otherwise you will be continually reinfected

then reboot &
Download Spybot - Search & Destroy from http://security.kolla.de

After installing, first press Online, press search for updates, then tick the updates it finds, then press download updates. Beside the download button is a little down pointed arrow, select one of the servers listed. If it doesn't work or you get an error message then try a different server

Next, close all Internet Explorer and OE windows, press 'Check for Problems', and have SpyBot remove all it finds that is marked in RED.

then reboot &
download AdAware 6
Before you scan with AdAware, check for updates of the reference file by using the "webupdate".
Then ........

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Hi.I have a HP Compaq running windows 7 home premium,I have decided to try and sell this laptop as I'm in the process of getting a new laptop running windows 8.1.
Now my question is how would I delete all my info from this machine documents etc and leave the windows untouched.So that the new owner can turn on and go straight to the windows screen.
What would be the best way for me achieve this Please.

A:Permanently delete files

The best way would be to reinstall Windows Home Premium, making sure you clean the HDD during the re-installation. This will clear all your information.

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so what is the latest on deleting files permanently ?

is there a good, free software that is reliable, that i can download ?

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So, I'm trying to delete probably hundreds files on my computer but 1/3 of them left behind on it. What to do? Must I download some tool or script or something that could delete permanently any file I want?
many tx for all ideas
- erbonen

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I am selling my laptop and need to remove some programs/files etc. from it. I know simply deleting my different files/documents etc. isn't enough and hopefully there's some program out there that will permanently delete these files...while of course leaving alone the ones that need to be kept! <g>

A:How To Permanently Delete Files

Best thing to do is to pop in the restore disks (you do have them and are including them with the purchase, right?), reformat the drive and reinstall Windows. If you have sensitive information on there and you want to be extra certain it can't be recovered, grab a bootable copy of Darik's Boot & Nuke, that'll let you sanitize the drive up to DoD standards.

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