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Solved: Deleting the recycle bin icon from desktop?

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

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?

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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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All of a sudden, the desktop icon for the recycle bin disappeared. When I went to 'explore', it shows the recycle bin on the desktop, but darn if I can find it! :-(
I also right clicked on the shortcut icon, and it show that it is on the desktop. I ever rebooted.
I have made a shortcut icon for the desktop - just do not know what ghost got into the system and stole it!

An update - I right-clicked on the desktop, left-clicked on 'personalize', and on the left-hand side, there was a place to 'change desktop icons' - then it opened another window which showed various icons. The checkbox for the recycle bin somehow became unchecked. So, I checked it and it re-appeared on the desktop!
Gremlins at work!

A:Solved: Solved: Desktop Recycle Bin Icon Disappeared!

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I accidently deleted it, how can I get it back?

A:Recycle Bin Desktop Icon

I would try a restore point

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I deleted the recycle bin icon from my desktop about a month ago. I was trying to get everything all the desktop, and did. I'm not sure if it was a good idea to delete recycle bin though, as now I cannot figure out how to empty it. Can anyone help?

A:No recycle bin icon on the desktop

Okay first of all.... how the hell did you delete Recycle Bin from your desktop?:D Must be some really bad registry cleaner or something.

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Everytime i delete an icon on my desktop, another one becomes transparent I've been looking what was the problem couldn't find anything.

A:Icon on desktop goes transparent after deleting another icon

Are you saying you now have several transparent icons on the desktop? What happens if you click an empty part of the desktop? Do the icons go back to their original look or do they stay transparent? What happens if you restart the computer?

You could try rebuilding the icon cache.

Icon Cache - Rebuild

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I was able to get the recycle bin to reside in the taskbar and now I want to delete its desktop icon. However, when I try to do it (right click), I don't get any options to do so???

A:Can't delete desktop Recycle Bin icon?

Right click on desktop> personalize>(im not on my win 7 machine ATM so this part may vary) then on the left there should be an option like desktop. open that and uncheck recycle bin.

Desktop Icons - Add or Remove

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I couldnt find a thread or tutorial to change this so apologies if there is one.

Basically I want to change it to this one: DT's Recycle Bin Remix by ~Timpi100 on deviantART

A:How to change Recycle Bin Desktop Icon

Is this you are looking for:

Desktop Icons - Change or Restore Default Icon


Change how the Recycle Bin looks - Windows Vista Help

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Hello everyone,

Whenever any icon on the desktop is (single) clicked, the recycle bin gets highlighted. If you double click, the recycle bin gets opened.

The shutdown menu only allows you to log off, all the other options are not selectable.

This computer is using Windows XP.

I'm sorry I can't really give any more details - it's someone over on the other side of the country who is having this problem and they aren't very computer literate....

Thanks in advance for any help,


A:whatever icon on desktop is clicked, recycle bin is highlighted

You have permissions issues going on. Probably from an infection of some sort. The easiest way to fix it is to create another account and use that one. You'll still be able to get to anything in the my documents folder of your other account, but I wouldn't delete it until you've gotten everything off there you need for sure.

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how would I remove the recycle bin icon from the desktop? I've tried right clicking--no option for its removal is apparent...

thank you

A:rather mundane issue: removing the recycle bin icon from the desktop

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Right-click your desktop and choose Personalize then click Change Desktop Icons, and then uncheck the Recycle Bin before clicking Apply followed by OK.

Desktop Icons - Add or Remove

Click on the screenshot below to enlarge it.

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Do I have a issue? I just completed a complete reformat and new install of WIN XP PRO. I did the windows updates and restarted. I have restarted machine 3 times and each time desktop only shows icon of recycle bin. No my docs icon or my computer icon. This was a registered and legal copy of WIN XP I installed.

A:New install of WINXP PRO Desktop only shows Recycle Bin Icon

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So I tried to download a demo for the a new game. And it downloaded obnormally quick and so I knew it wasnt the "game". I think it may have been an application to actually download the demo, and when I click on it nothing happens and it will not let me delete the file. It says it is being used by another process. Is there a way to just get rid of this file, I dont think it is a virus but I just cant delete the darn thing, any help would be appreciated. Thanks

A:Deleting Desktop Icon...

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I want to delete Outlook 2002 icon from the desktop of guest user, in WindowsXPpro. I failed to do that, the icon wont delete!

A:deleting Outlook icon from desktop

Download and install Tweakui , go to the desktop menu and uncheck Outlook

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Hi all,
I have this icon on my desktop created by the program HP File Sanitizer. It's a file shredder that came with my laptop. Whenever I've used it, it creates an icon on my desktop which is a shortcut to the program but has its own right click menu relevant to the program. "Remove icon" is an option on there, which used to work, but now it does nothing. There is no error message, just nothing happens at all. Highlighting the icon and pressing delete does nothing either.
Does anybody know how I can remove the icon? It's not crazy important, I just like to keep a clear desktop.
I don't want to uninstall the program because it came on the laptop and I use it sometimes.

A:Deleting a stubborn program icon from desktop

Where is the icon located? The desktop gathers together entries from two folders, C:\Users\Your Username\Desktop\ and C:\Users\All Users\Desktop\. Which does the icon appear in? Can you delete it after opening that folder?

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Whenever I update my Excel speadsheet after first opening it by clicking the desktop icon. It then deletes the desktop icon when I save the sheet. It only does it with this particular icon. If I try copying the ss from another backup location back onto the desktop it says 'this is a duplicate copy'. Can anyone help. Thanks

A:W7 keeps deleting my excel ss desktop icon whenever I update it??

Hello, just to be sure we understand the problem.

"Whenever I update my Excel speadsheet after first opening it by clicking the desktop icon"

This icon is a shortcut to the Excel program itself, or it is the particular spreadsheet you are working on (updating)?

"It then deletes the desktop icon when I save the sheet."

You save the updated excel spreadsheet, also to the desktop, and no icon at all is now on the desktop?

If I read you correctly, you have a saved spreadsheet on the desktop. After updating it and saving the changed spreadsheet to the desktop, no icon for it is found, and when trying to copy a duplicate to the desktop, it appears as if Windows thinks the saved spreadsheet is indeed already on the desktop, just not visible? Sound right?

Is this a new behavior that started recently, or has this always been the case?

If you navigate to your desktop folder, does the spreadsheet show there?

C:\Users\(User name)\Desktop

Here's something to try if they show in the desktop folder itself. Navigate to

C:\Users\(User name)

and right click on the Desktop folder> Properties> Under Attributes> Select Hidden and Apply and OK

Now undo that, untick Hidden and Apply and OK, any change?

A Guy

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I have this file on my desktop, and it won't delete, I can't rename it, and I can't upload it to file uploading sites because supposedly it doesn't exist. But yet it is STILL THERE. So how can a file possibly be on your desktop, and not exist to your computer, or file uploading sites? Is there a way to get rid of it?Note: Below are the screenshots, the first one is the file itself, the second is what happens when I try to delete the file, and the third is the file properties. Thanks for your help everyone ^-^

A:Problem Deleting "non Existing" Desktop Icon....

I've had success with Easy Delete with this type of problem.

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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
C:\PROGR... Read more

A:Solved: No files in recycle bin when deleting!

Do you still need help?

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I really need a help here. About two days ago I was trying to improve the speed of my system. I think I have delete an important file. My curent problem is that
1) When I rightclick a desktop icons I only get an hour glass, the system stops responding to any thing. The only way out of it it to either log off or shut down and restart.
2) When I open the recycle bin though it appears full on the desktop icon I could not see any item on it.
3) If I try do delete, move this folder or any of the command on the left file/folder task pane I only get hour glass. The only way out of it is ctrl+alt+del, task manager (program not responding) end task.
However, this problems do not occur on Internet Exp. pages
The following is my system info:-
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name XP
System Manufacturer TOSHIBA
System Model S1800-752S
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 10 GenuineIntel ~1095 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date TOSHIBA Version 1.80, 20/02/2002
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United Kingdom
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name XP\X P
Time Zone GMT Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 157.23 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space... Read more

A:right click desktop icon, recycle bin, left file/folder task pane not responding

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

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

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

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

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

My gratitude to any and all who can help me.

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

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I have deleted all of my Norton security from my computer, but I keep getting a notice of security updates ready for downloading in my task bar at the bottom of my screen.
How do I get rid of that. It's a yellow shield with an exclamation point in black in the middle of the shield. I'm kind of computer challenged so keep it simple.

A:[SOLVED] Deleting a icon

Did you go in the Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs and uninstall there first.

To clean up Norton leftovers use this:

Norton Removal Tool
|MG| Free Download - Norton Removal Tool (SymNRT)

Use the Norton Removal Tool to remove a failed installation or a damaged Norton product.

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Hi, running Windows XP Home -- all service packs and critical updates current, Internet Browser IE 7 .... Java 5.0 upgrade 10.

Created some split video files using WINrar and it turned out to be like 30 pieces ..... so deleted them into Recycle Bin and emptied bin. They keep returning. Created a new System Restore point and when the screen came back up, I lost my active desktop and can't seem to get the error message to go away (Saying: An error has occurred in the script on this page, line 65, char 1, Object doesn't support this action, code 0, file: desktop:htt, Do you want to continue running script on this page?) Doesn't matter whether I say Yes or No, nothing happens.

Am running a Spy Sweeper spycheck now .... and will run AVG virus check, but will appreciate anyone's help as to what they think might be wrong.

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Can't Delete .RAR from Desktop/Recycle Bin

The solution had to do with a mathematically challenged me .... and a desktop able to accommodate only about 50 of the approximately 5,000 (!!!! yes, you read that right) pieces that appeared on the desk top at any one time.

Yes, Folks .... there were 5,000 segments to my split 30 minute video ... and each time I deleted about 50, another 50 appeared to take their places. I did not notice this the first 4 times it happened ... and then, I happened to look CLOSELY at a segment name and noticed the "part 276.rar" .... It was then a pretty easy thing to use SEARCH in Windows to locate the remaining (prox.) 4,875 parts and then delete them.

Yessssss, it's okay to laugh at me!!! Enjoy!

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Somehow two Recycle Bins are open on my desktop.

I was looking through my program files to check on folder sizes and the second icon appeared of its own accord on the desktop.

How do I get rid of this second Recycle Bin? The last time I played around with the Recycle Bin on a previous computer it ruined it so I am a little cautious this time to do anything.

A:Solved: Two Recycle Bins on Desktop

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Recycle bin desktop icon removal for windows 7, I just right click on desktop, goto personalization, goto desktop icons and unchecked the recycle bin. Thxs for that.
grr i guess Ill make a new one and mark this one has solved for u guys.

A:Solved: Windows 7 Recycle Bin on Desktop

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I just noticed that my recycle bin was gone from my desktop and when I went to the files, I also found that c:\recycler folder was gone. I don't know what happened but how can I get them back into my windows xp. I would appreciate any help. Thanks. mnedil

A:Solved: Missing C:\recycler folder and desktop recycle bin

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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 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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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] "Full" 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:-

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

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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.

 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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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 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 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'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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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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I have a batch file to delete the following folders; DEL /q "%userprofile%\desktop\$PLUGINSDIR" DEL /q "%userprofile%\desktop\$TEMP" DEL /q "%userprofile%\desktop\$INSTDIR" but only the contents of the folders are deleted; the folders are not deleted what am I missing ? For extracting files, which is a better choice ? C:\Temp or C:\Windows\Temp

A:Solved: deleting folders on the desktop

Use RMDIR instead of DEL.
If the Directory contains subfolders you also wish to delete, add the /s switch.


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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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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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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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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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I got photos in an e-mail, which I downloaded to my desktop. I then downloaded them into Picasa. After that, I deleted them from my desktop. Should that delete the images from Picasa as well?

A:Solved: Does deleting desktop images that are already in Picasa, delete them from Pic

Picasa does not store your photos. Picasa simply scans your computer & then displays those photos you have stored in folders/locations on your computer's hard drive. Delete the picture from that location & Picasa no longer will display it. Unless of course you have a copy of it in another folder/location. You can use Picasa's Folder Manager to control the folder locations on your hard drive that Picasa monitors:

Click the Tools menu in Picasa.
Select Folder Manager.
Select a folder from the folder list on the left that you want to add or remove from Picasa's watch list.
Select one of the following monitoring options on the right:

Scan Always': Picasa views all compatible image types in these folders, and it automatically adds new photos. Picasa actively scans this folder for changes.
Scan Once': Picasa accesses all compatible image types in these folders only once. It doesn't detect new photos added to folders with this setting.
Remove from Picasa': Picasa doesn't look in folders that are marked with this status.


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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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I tried personalization / desktop icon settings / recycle bin icon box is UN-checked however it is faded, and won't except being checked.
I tried system restore with no dates to fall back on.
I have no idea what happened.... it turned up gone, and I'm lost.

Thank you.

A:Recycle Bin Icon Gone


Desktop Icons - Change or Restore Default Icon

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I am using Windows XP Pro.
The icon related to the Recycle Bin "disappeared". I can't find it on the Desktop.
Need assistance how to reinstall it.


A:Recycle Bin icon

Try this app.http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/rec_bin.htm

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I uninstalled some software to free up more space, and while doing this my recycle bin icon disapperared, how do i put the icon back?

Help me, thanks

A:Recycle Bin icon

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