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

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?

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

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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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I just bought my 'puter a few days ago and it had this problem.
If anyone is still having this same problem, here's how I fixed mine...
Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup
Then just check Recycle Bin and run the program.

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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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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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I thought I was computer savvy until this problem came up. When I double click my computer, recycle bin, control panel, etc, the hourglass comes up for a few seconds, goes off, and nothing else. No error messages or anything, just nothing. I have viewed a few of the threads covering this and a common link was the hijack this result. I have posted that here, and really hope that someone can help me with this. I have run SpyBotSD and adaware, I have run mutiple virus scans, I did an SFC, and the final thing was to repair windows using the original disk, none of which has help. I am running Window XP w/SP2. Any other suggestions would be certainly appreciated. Hope to here from someone soon. MTCS, out.

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TDSTEL~1\ENTERN~1\app\pppoeservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox2.0\Apache Tomcat 4.0\webapps\Toolbox\StatusClient\StatusCl... Read more

A:I cannot open "my computer" "control panel" "recycle bin", etc...

You may want to reinstall the operating system.

Backupthe files that are importantto you before you reinstall.

The "New" installation will overwrite the current one

If you do not format your hard drive before the reinstall the installation should not harm your files (That's why I suggest backingup your files) and will speed up the installation process.
 

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Windows XP
I have hidden files in recycle bin.
I can add items (delete to) to the recycle bin. I can see them under explorer.
e.g.
delete 2 items.
view them with explorer
Right Click to delete ;;; message is do you want to delete 23 items in bin ?
Delete them. ---- icon will not clear ---- right click to empty recycle bin still available.
Right Click to delete ---- message is do you want to delete 21 items in bin ?
I always have 21 items in recycle bin. Can't see them.

Ran SpyBot and Adaware with updated files, and also a complete virus scan too.

I have "rebuilt" the recycle bin with various suggestion from the net. I have deleted all recycle bins from my system. Still I continue to have 21 items in my bin after rebooting..

Can anyone help me.
Thanks
George

I ran the DSS.exe scan and here is the log:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by George Hines on 2008-02-15 13:30:02
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
13: 2008-02-15 18:30:08 UTC - RP678 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
12: 2008-02-14 22:19:27 UTC - RP677 - System Checkpoint
11: 2008-02-12 23:00:36 UTC - RP676 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
10: 2008-02-11 22:22:53 UTC - RP675 - System Checkpoint
9: 2008-... Read more

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For some reason, my "Recycle Bin" will not display the files within it with the correct filters while in the "Details" view.

For example, I have the "View" set to "Details", and the two columns I have showing are "Name" and "Type", with "Name" selected as the preferred sort order.

With those settings in place, the "Recycle Bin" is not displaying the files in the correct order.I am not sure of the order that it is displaying them, as I can't pick-up on any pattern.

For example, it is displaying:

"File0002.jpg"
"File0003.jpg"
"File0004.jpg"
"File0001.mp3"
"File0001.jpg"

When I adjust it again so it displays them in the correct order, the next time I open the "Recycle Bin", the order has returned to the incorrect display.

Any ideas on how to correct this?
 

A:Solved: "Recycle Bin", "Details" View Does Not Correctly Sort

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I thought I was computer savvy until this problem came up. When I double click my computer, recycle bin, control panel, etc, the hourglass comes up for a few seconds, goes off, and nothing else. No error messages or anything, just nothing. I have viewed a few of the threads covering this and a common link was the hijack this result. I have posted that here, and really hope that someone can help me with this. I have run SpyBotSD and adaware, I have run mutiple virus scans, I did a SFC, and the final thing was to repair windows using the original disk, none of which has help. I am running Window XP w/SP2. Any other suggestions would be certainly appreciated. Hope to here from someone soon. MTCS, out.

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TDSTEL~1\ENTERN~1\app\pppoeservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
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A:Cannot open "my computer", "control panel" recycle bin, etc

Hello and welcome to TSF

Apologises for the delay getting to your log. The helpers here are all volunteers and we have been very busy lately. If you are still having malware problems, follow instructions below.

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You are using an outdated version of Hijackthis. Please uninstall from Add/Remove programs, and delete your current version.

Next, download HijackThis to your desktop

Alternate link

Double-click on the file you just downloaded.
Click on the "Unzip" button to install. It will by default install to the directory - C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis

Upon install, HijackThis should open for you.

Should it not open, navigate to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis and double click on HijackThis.exe

1. If it gives you an intro screen, just choose 'Do a system scan and save a logfile'.
2. If you don't get the intro screen, just hit Scan and then click on Save log.
3. Do not post that log, instead, do this next:

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Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt here... Read more

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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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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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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 want to change the "Empty Recycle Bin" string from the Recycle bin context menu to something custom. I can't find the right registry to do that. Can anyone help me?

A:How do I change "Empty Recycle Bin" context menu to a custom string

Welcome to the forum HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\EventLabels\EmptyRecycleBin

There are tools to do this very simpley Right-Click Context Menu Adder or Easy Context Menu from Free Tools to Customize the Right-Click Context Menu

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I move files from anywhere to the recycle bin (clicking delete or dragging,) but the icon does not change. If I right-click the icon, "Empty Recycle Bin" is grayed out. Clicking "Refresh" does nothing.

Here's the odd part: opening the bin/folder or deleting files with the folder open will change the icon in the way that it should.

Emptying the bin changes back to the "empty" iicon as it should.

A:[SOLVED] &quot;Full&quot; Recycle Bin icon shows as empty

Hi, go to start, search and type:- cmd, right click on the returned, cmd.exe and select "run as administrator" at the prompt type:-


Code:
rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin
( press enter)

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Under Folder Options, I have the "Don't show hidden files, folders, or drives" checked.

Yet, there is a folder called $RECYCLE.BIN on every drive showing when I'm viewing my folders.

I don't recall it showing before I had to do a malware and virus sweep.

Does this mean it is not a hidden file, or that its attributes were changed?

If so, is it safe to change it back to hidden manually?

TIA

A:$RECYCLE.BIN folder shows on drives although "Don't Show Hidden" set

Hello Webbiz,

Yep, if the $RECYCLE.BIN folders are not faded, then it sounds like the hidden and/or system attribute has been cleared for them. You could open a elevated command prompt, and type the command below and press Enter for each $RECYCLE.BIN for each drive letter one at a time to add these attributes back.attrib +s +h "C:\$Recycle.Bin" /s /d
Repeat the command above substituting C for each drive letter you have a $RECYCLE.BIN folder on.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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does anyone kno of a registry hack/edit that will allow me to place an "Empty the Recycle Bin" explorer toolbar button similar to the one located inside the Recycle Bin's folder, across all my folders globally?

picture below to illustrate:

A:Adding "Empty the Recycle Bin" to the explorer toolbar globally?

i dont know of one, the simplest thing to do is have the recycle bin in the explorer favorites list, right clicking the recycle bin in faves gives you a empty recycle bin in the context menu...

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I'm fairly careful in my browsing and download habits, so I know I'm not overly infected.. But MSE seems to have detected a few threats in a $RECYCLE.BIN folder

Strange, I know. But the thing is, it doesn't seem to get rid of them. I can select the scan for my z:\$RECYCLE.BIN folder, it detects a virus, and goes about removing them.. but does not get anything done.

Now, I'm almost 100% sure that I am clean.. But MSE doesn't seem to think so.

Is there a way to overwrite everything in z:$RECYCLE.BIN folder? I tried to zero all the free space on the disk but that didn't seem to do that, and I'm weary of deleting the folder itself

A:[SOLVED] MSE hangs when taking care of &quot;Threats&quot;.. $RECYCLE.BIN

Hello wkw427,

The topic of the thread is marked as [SOLVED]. If it is indeed solved, please let us know in a reply so that the thread can be archived.

However, if you still need help, we require a comprehensive set of logs to determine the presence of malware. Please follow the instructions in our sticky topic New Instructions - Read This Before Posting for Malware Removal Help and post the requested logs in your next reply.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

**Please note this section of the forum is very busy, so be sure to familiarize yourself with the Bumping Rules also found in our sticky topic mentioned above. One of our Analysts will review your log as soon as possible.

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I recently installed Norton Systemworks 2004 Pro on a Win XP Home machine and now every time I reboot I get an error saying "Cannot Access Drive C:". According to Symantec's support site this is an error with the Norton Protected Recycle Bin. They suggested booting into Safe Mode and being sure the permissions on the c: drive were set properly for the System and Admin users. They were. They said if this didn't work I should disable and re-enable the Norton Protected Recycle Bin. This didn't work either. Anybody have any other ideas?

Thanks,
Dave
 

A:Solved: Norton Recycle Bin "Cannot Access Drive C:" Error

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A few weeks ago I added "Select All" to my Recycle Bin context menu. Well, I've decided its more of a nuisance than utilitarian and I would like to remove it. But for the life of me I cannot find the Add/Remove Tutorial here! I know I must be losing my mind. Can anyone direct me as to where that remove tutorial is?
Sheepishly, Thanks.

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I have searched for the answer to this question and the advice given is to set the properties of the "recycle bin" to bypass. However, setting the properties of the "recycle bin" to bypass does not affect folders. Folders cannot be deleted directly with this method. Does anyone know how to do it? This issue arose in setting up my new Windows 7 netbook, but it would be good to have an answer for XP too if it is different. Thanks.
 

A:How to bypass (disable) "Recycle bin" for deleting folders

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Does anybody know how to change the text of the command "Empty Recycle Bin" in the context menu of the Recycle Bin? I've searched the Registry and found things that could be it, but don't know how to change them because they refer to a .dll file.
Please help,
-TechNoah

A:[SOLVED] Change &quot;Empty Recycle Bin&quot; Text?

I have no idea.

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My laptop is part of a corporate network. I occasionally connect a vpn to access network files but mostly use it as stand-alone. I also have PGP Desktop to encrypt my hard-drive which is synchronized over the network when I am connected for backup. My user ID has administrator permissions.

Today i tried to empty the recycle bin which was quite full. I received a message that i needed admin permissions. for some of the files. After repeated attempts, I got to one stubborn file that will not go away, yielding only the need permissions error. I tried logging in as local admin but could not access my recycle bin from there. I tried logging into the VPN before deleting, I even tried to restore the file but still got the same error.

I spent a couple hours looking on the internet but didn't find anything useful

Any ideas would be appreciated. Attached is an image of the error. Interestingly the file name listed in the error is not the same as the file I am trying to purge.

A:Unable to empty Recycle Bin: "Need Admin Permissions"

The PDF file is a temporary file as it has a "$" at the beginning.

However, there is really no need to empty the recycle bin. It is limited to a certain size. When it gets full, the next file that is sent to the recycle bin "bumps" the oldest, which is deleted.

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Hi,

New to this board but it seemed like a good place to start. I have a older computer that was really outdated so I bought a new Compaq but my question is...the older one had a floppy drive in it and the new one does not. I need to have a floppy drive as I have a sewing machine that reads only floppys. Can I take the drive out of the old computer and install it in the new one?

Also I have a Dell that my kids use and it seems to need more RAM...can I take the ram out of the old and install it into the new? I am not a really techy person but can do things if I am told how.

Thanks for the help!!
 

A:can I "recycle" parts from an older computer into a newer one?

The floppy can almost certainly be moved*, but the RAM is unlikely to be reusable, at all - RAM technology has moved on so far that even a 5 year old machine is likely to be 3 to 4 generations behind.

*I think Dell still have a floppy controller onboard, not 100% sure but I haven't heard otherwise
 

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In an attempt to recover a couple of "permanently" deleted files I stupidly tried to install Norton Utilities (it worked fine on WinXP). I ignored the installation messages telling me it was not compatible with Vista (dumb). When the installation was complete it of course didn't work, so I manually removed its files as well as all references to Norton, NPROTECT, and NortonUtilities that I could think of and find in the registry. I disabled a Norton service that had been set to "automatic".

Vista still runs but now when I click (or right-click) the Recycle Bin on the desktop I get an Explorer.exe message box stating "Application not found."

Running Vista SP2. What are some troubleshooting steps I could try that might help me find the problem and repair the Recycle Bin?

(And yes, I've learned my lesson... )

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2200 @ 2.20GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3061 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family, 320 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 133702 MB, Free - 58891 MB; D: Total - 223786 MB, Free - 144209 MB; E: Total - 255996 MB, Free - 141776 MB; G: Total - 220940 MB, Free - 150952 MB; S: Total - 9460 MB, Free - 908 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., Benicia, 1.01, MS1C82R71604304
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A:Click Recycle Bin, Get "Application Not Found" message

Follow Method One HERE to perform a System Restore to a point before you edited the registry.

Then reboot your machine.

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Then download and run the Norton Removal Tool.

Then reboot the machine.

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Then to get those files back, download and run Recuva.
 

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seems like I am not the only one having this problem,
one suggestion is that it started after recent XP updates.

whenever I "empty" the recycle bin,
regardless of what is being deleted,
I get an error message "can't delete desktop..."(see attached)

I click okay and the recycle bin empties
but its a pain! (as are most thing with Windows! lol)

any ideas?
 

A:Solved: "can't delete desktop" recycle bin error

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How can I recover files deleted from recycle bin??? Or are they permanent gone?

A:Deleted files from recycle bin

Normally they're permanently gone but you can try a recovery program like Recuva to see if it's able to recover the files.

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I have accidentley deleted a file from recycle bin. Can any one tell me how to recover this
file, it was from my documents. Can anyone help me please ?
 

A:Deleted files from recycle bin

If the file is really valuable stop using your computer right now to avoid overwriting the file. Now wait for further advice and get yourself on to another computer to follow up this thread
 

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I deleted something from the recycle bin in Windows XP and now I want to get it back. How can I do this, is their any hope or is it just gone forever?
 

A:Deleted Files and the Recycle bin

There are a number of applications that can help recover 'deleted' files:

<A HREF="http://home.arcor.de/christian_grau/rescue/index.html#download">Drive Rescue</A>

<A HREF="http://www.recover4all.com/index.htm">Recover4all </A>
 

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I recently had my computer upgraded from Windows 2000 to Windows XP. Ever since it has been upgraded, all deleted files are not going to the recycle bin. The recycle bin is empty after I delete files. I tried going to properties>global to see whether "do not move files to the recycle bin" is unchecked. It is unchecked, so I'm not sure what else to do.

Is there anything I can do to restore the function of my recycle bin?

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I recently installed vista 32 bit in my PC, I just noticed that the deleted files just don't go to recycle bin..even though I did not
put check mark on "do not move files to recycle bin. Remove files immediately when deleted." under recycle bin property.

Please help..thanks in advance!

A:Deleted files don't go to recycle bin

bela2020:

Try this:

Recycle Bin Corrupted - Cannot Delete File or Folder

Method Two.
Ardneh

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I give below my computer details :

1. Intel Dual Core Processor
2. Windows Xp Prof Sp3 (latest Windows updated)
3. 1 Tb hard disk divided into 4 partitions each using less than 45% of partition space
4. Maximum size of Recycle Bin (percent of each drive) has been tweaked to 100%
5. Normally all my data files are more than 500 MB to 1500 MB

When some files or directories are deleted by mistake and immediately realizing mistake I try to restore them from Recycle Bin, I find not all but only a few available. There is no chance of deleted data being overwritten by newer files.

I need help for proper tweak or software to ensure all files go to Recycle Bin.

Please help.

A:Deleted files do not go to Recycle Bin

you could right click on the recycle bin icon, and go to properties. See how much space is put aside for the recycle bin, if necessary alter it.

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When I delete files from Media Centre they do not go to the recycle bin. I seem to remember in the initial set-up the question was asked and I said no (I may be wrong here). Now I would like this to happen but cannot find a setting to change. Does anyone know what to do?

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I changed the recycle bin item manually from control panel, change desktop icons.
After that, I realized that, it is not refreshing itself (empty/full) unless I right click on the desktop and select refresh.
I changed the icon to another one, but still had the problem.
Is there anyway to fix this?

A:Recycle Bin Item Not Refreshing Unless "Refreshed"

Recycle Bin - Fix For Custom Icons Not Refreshing

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Here is a super tough question for all.Why does the deletion of favorites all of a sudden take a prolonged time(about minute) to delete and all the while displaying this odd window?Window states"Preparing to recycle from discovering items" It's not even logical language.Deletion of other files does not stir up this message.help please

A:"Preparing to Recycle from Discovering items"

Hi Whyguy,

For what it's worth I have seen this message. It only occurs ( for me ) when Deleting a very large file.

On way to avoid the message would be to hold down the shift key which will
delete the file without recycling it. Of course than it will irretrievable.

That is not much but it is all I have to offer,

Good luck,
Richard

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Is there any way I can freeze the location where the Recycle Bin is on Windows 7? I want it to be on the bottom right corner of the screen (as seen below):
I want it to be in that position even when I right click and choose any of the "Sort by" options. How can I do this?

A:How can I freeze the "Recycle bin" location on Windows 7

Hello Problemo,

Sorry, but that's not going to be possible when using the Sort by options. However, as a workaround, you could place the Recycle Bin anywhere you like on the taskbar instead if you like using the tutorial below.

Recycle Bin - Pin to Taskbar

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi everyone,

Weirdest thing...I noticed recently that when I right-click on my recycle bin, there is no "delete". I didn't make any changes that I am aware of..I have researched online and can't find anything at all...

Any ideas?

Thanks!

A:No "delete" option in Recycle Bin Menu

Try this

Recycle Bin Corrupted - Cannot Delete File or Folder

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I used to have a very handy "Prullenbak Leegmaken"-button (Empty Recycle Bin). You can see it in the attachment.

Does anybody know how to restore that button? Futhermore, could CCleaner be the cause of it's removal?

Thanks in advance!

A:"Empty Recycle Bin"-button gone from toolbar

It may not be there because it's already empty?

If not run SFC /SCANNOW Command

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I'm not sure how to fully explain this, nor what it's really called.

It goes something like this;

Create new folder, doesn't show and not able to rename until you "refresh" it.
Once you do rename it and press enter, it reverts back to it's original name (in this case, "New Folder"), once again, until you refresh it.
You move the now renamed folder into another folder, except it doesn't show that it went in; it's still in the "main" folder screen.
Go in the folder where you put it in, suddenly it's there. Go back and it's not in the main folder anymore.
You delete the folder. Except it's still there. Refresh, it's not there.
You double click the Recycle Bin. You empty the Recycle Bin, yet the folder is still there. You close it, open it again and it's not there, except the Icon for the Bin still looks like that there's something in there.

Even stranger still, I can't use Sharex to make screenshots.

All of this was working properly yesterday, but now it's just... not.

A:Strange "Lag" in Libraries/Folders/Recycle Bin

Tried this yet (last post)? has the windows 7 explorer folder refresh bug been solved?

You can also try a System Restore to a date prior to the issue - System Restore

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I goofed and deleted some picture and Word files from one of my folders on a backup drive. It's nothing urgent but just the same would like to have them back.

I deleted the files, sent them to the Recycle Bin, and then emptied the Recycle Bin.

Is there a way, either via Win XP or some other utitlity program, to recover them?

Thanks!
 

A:Recovering files deleted from Recycle Bin

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My recycle bin in XP is not displaying files that I deleted. It says that it has 10 items when I try to empty it. But it is stuck at having 10 items and not able to see the files that has been deleted. Each time I empty the bin it keeps showing and asking to delete 10 items, i do, it sounds like it works, but i repete and its the same thing over and over again. The Do not move files to the recycle bin has not been checked in The properties of recycle bin. So that is not the problem.
When I delete anything else, it dose delete from the harddrive.
Is there any way to replace the recycle bin program or fix it? How do I fix this problem? Thanks
 

A:recycle bin in XP not displaying files I deleted HLP

Think I had the same problem a few years back. I installed Norton Systemworks. I read on a Norton website that when you empty the recycle bin there are sometimes hidden files left behind. Norton Systemworks offers a second option to remove hidden files I'm sure.
 

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Hi.

The Recycle Bin properties (icon > right click) show allocated bin space for the different drives. But deleted files never go to bin and are permanently deleted. There is also no confirmation before deletion although option is checked.

Thanks for help.

A:Deleted files not going to Recycle Bin. Pls advice.

Rightclick on Recycle Bin > Properties and check whether the Radio button "Don't move files to Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted" is not on.

If On, put it off > Apply > OK

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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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Is there a way to recover them? I was emptying the recycle bin and accidentally included an important file. Do those freeware recovery stuff work?

A:Accidentally deleted Recycle bin files

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

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Yesterday, my bother had faced this issue:
He had deleted some useless folders that contained several big files. These files were all too large to be displayed in “Recycle Bin”. However, he regretted latter and wanted to find these deleted big files back. Where could he find these files? Please, tell me the resolution in details.
 
 

A:Deleted some big files that cannot be shown in “Recycle Bin”. Help, please!

You can try Recuva (http://www.piriform.com/recuva)

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I deleted some files but they don't show up in the recycle bin. I checked show hidden files and nothing shows up. Also, when I try to empty the recycle bin, it gives me an error that dc438 is in use.
 

A:deleted files not showing up in recycle bin

Open the recycle bin and right click on the open space. Select properties. If on the Global tab you have a checkmark in the box by "Do not move files to recycle bin ..." you've found your reason. Otherwise, I have no idea what's happening.
 

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How do you recover a deleted file that was in the recycle bin and the recycle bin is now empty?
 

A:Recovering deleted files from recycle bin

You try data recovery software. Free examples include Recuva Portable and Restoration.exe.
 

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