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Solved: Recycle Bin Items Not Showing

Q: Solved: Recycle Bin Items Not Showing

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

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A: Solved: Recycle Bin Items Not Showing

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for all your help!

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

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

Wondering anybody have had similar problem?

Thanks in advance for any fix!


A:recycle bin not showing all items

Hello Aine,

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

Recycle Bin

Hope this helps,

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

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

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

** after both b & c, rebooted the computer

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


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

Hi jkotsonas, welcome to seven forums.

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

Is this the issue?

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I just downloaded IE 9 and IMMEDIATELY afterwards I discovered that I am no unable to view some things on some websites.

For instance... when I go to this website ( http://k963.fm/ ) there's a WHITE navigation menu at the top of the page that displays for about 1/2 of a second. Then disappears. I know this nav menu is probably javascript (or something like that) but I can't figure out what to "tweak" in my IE 9 settings.

Just for the record... I also have Firefox 4.0 and it this same nav menu displays and works fine.

There's also a news website I go to http://www.ckpg.com/ and I can no longer see the displayed menu of news video clips.

What am I missing?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


A:Solved: IE 9 not showing menu items

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Recently, I've noticed that downloading files onto my desktop won't show up on my desktop. By that I mean I actually have to go to C:\Documents and Settings\Admin\Desktop to actually see the file. When I try to drag the file from that folder onto my desktop, it would say the source and the destination are the same, even though the file doesn't visually show up on my desktop.

I haven't changed resolutions and I made sure to change it in case any of them were hiding. I also did an auto-arrange for all icons to see if they would show up that way.

Just to add more info, I just renamed a folder on my desktop screen, but the name doesn't change
When I try to access it, it doesn't work; gives me an error and says that I'm looking for a target that doesn't exist (or some message to that effect).
But when I go to C:\Doc....I see the folder with the new name, and can access it from there.

Also, right click -> refresh seems to do the trick to "update" my desktop, but it doesn't fix the problem should more files be added to the desktop, or should files be renamed.

Any solutions or guesses on what's going on?


A:Solved: Desktop Items/Icons Not Showing Up

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After creating a document, I used Word 2007's Table of Contents feature to build the T of C. In the document, I had used text boxes to place some images in the document, using the text-box layout feature to wrap text next to the text boxes, whose right-hand edges align with the right-hand margin of the text.

I noticed that where those text boxes have been placed, the level 3 subheads (which have been included in the T of C set up) do not appear in the T of C when I build it. The ones on either side do, but not the one where the image in a text box is.

Any suggestions? I want to retain the text wrapping feature. Is there a way to do that and have the T of C function work?


A:Solved: Word 2007 Table of Contents Items Not Showing Where Text Box

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hello all,

I'm running Windows XP, SP2, IE7, NAV 2003 Prof Edition with latest updates. I also ran NAV with latest updates and found NO VIRUS on the system.

There are a set of problems i'm facing and would like the forum to help me resolve:

When I open My Computer by double clicking from the Desktop, my 4 drives C/D/E/F are displayed in the right window pane.

1. Now when I try to open the D or E drives by double clicking the Drive letters, i'm unable to open the drives. Whereas with the same procedure i'm able to open the C and F drives by double clicking.

2. When I right click my D and E drives. I'm seeing that the Explore and Search context menu items are missing and in that place I get to see some junk characters displayed, and rest of the other context menu items are displaying normally.

What could this problems be attributed for and how to resolve them?

PS: the above said problems was restricted to D drive until recently when E started showing this symptoms.

I could resolve the above problem temporarily with http://www.winhelponline.com/articl...on-a-mapped-network-drive-in-My-Computer.html

But, whenever I restart teh system then I need to rerun the fixdrive for resolving the problem.

Also, I keep getting a Virus Alert message as follows:

"C:\Documents and Settings\Sai\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\5JANE09W\kav[1].exe "

Solution: http://www.symantec.com/security_res...101518-4323-99

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A:Solved: My Computer, Drive letters context menu items not showing in XP

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

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

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


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


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

A:Recycle Bin Items Don't Show

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

A:Items dissapear in recycle bin

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I running windows xp pro.

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

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

Any suggestions, thanks

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Deleted items not going in recycle bin

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

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


A:Lost recycle bin items

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any suggestions?

A:Delete old recycle bin items

Quote: Originally Posted by nfh

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

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

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

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

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

Any suggestions?

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Windows 7-SP1

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

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

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

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

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


A:Not all Deleted items show up in Recycle Bin

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ok..lets try this...

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Any ideas?

A:Recycle Bin not displaying deleted items

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

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

This patch is only for Windows XP.

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

A:Deleted items do not show in recycle bin

Hello willcocks,

You should be able to fix that using this tutorial

Recycle Bin

Hope it helps


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

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

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

Thanks for your patience with me. {redoak}

A:Do deleted Recycle Bin items take HDD space?

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

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

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

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

A:Lost restore recycle bin items

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

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

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




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

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

A:Can't recover items deleted from recycle bin

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

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

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

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

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

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I have two questions:

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

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

A:Context menu items and Recycle bin deletion

For question #1 try this:

Open regedit and navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell

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

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

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

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

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


A:Recycle Bin doesn't delete items pemenantly

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

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


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

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

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

Hello Danspedale, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

Empty Recycle Bin - Add to Desktop Context Menu

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

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

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

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Hey, my files aren't showing up in my recycle bin when I delete them. I have it set that I DO get a prompt before deletion. I went to that link with the recycle bin registry key thing, and refreshed my desktop... and it still isn't working.

Someone please help? Much thanks. :)

A:Files NOT showing up in Recycle Bin!!!


Originally Posted by shades313

Hey, my files aren't showing up in my recycle bin when I delete them. I have it set that I DO get a prompt before deletion. I went to that link with the recycle bin registry key thing, and refreshed my desktop... and it still isn't working.

Someone please help? Much thanks. :)

Have you tried disabling System Restore and scan for viruses in Safe Mode? or you can give this a shot

1. Launch regedit.
2. Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
3. Change the NukeOnDelete value to 1 to enable immediate deletion or to 0 to disable immediate deletion (i.e., to turn the Recycle Bin back on). If the NukeOnDelete value doesn't exist, create it as a DWORD value

NOTE: Please backup your Registry before attempting 2nd solution. I will not be responsible for any damage done to your Registry.

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

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

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

Thank you.

A:Solved: Remove Norton Recycle and restore Windows recycle

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I downloaded a registry tweak file for WinXP. It is very good for my old PC with 256mb ram.

When I restarted my computer this text appeared on my desktop and the Recycle Bin was removed:

1. Where can I access my recycle Bin without the shortcut on my desktop?

2. How to remove the text on the picture above?

A:(Resolved) Text always showing on top of wallpaper + no Recycle bin


Originally Posted by Goneval

I downloaded a registry tweak file for WinXP. It is very good for my old PC with 256mb ram.

When I restarted my computer this text appeared on my desktop and the Recycle Bin was removed:

1. Where can I access my recycle Bin without the shortcut on my desktop?

2. How to remove the text on the picture above?

Which registry tweak did you download?


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I did a search on this and could not find anything. Once in awhile my desktop will have a bunch of random files I deleted a long time ago. I always empty it too. There won't be anything in the recycle bin or on the desktop and then I'll go to look at it after awhile and some other group of files will be there. I have tried the whole "rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin" on every drive on my computer. Windows is installed on C:. This is REALLY weird. It isn't even the same group of files each time, it is just random files I've deleted over the past 2 months. I noticed a folder for a demo install of InDesign comes up a lot and says it is in use when I try to re-delete it, could Adobe's crap software be breaking it? PLEASE HELP, THIS IS VERY ANNOYING.

Windows 7 64 Ultimate, 12 gigs of ram, I7 processor. Hard drives are at most half full.

A:Deleted Recycle Bin files showing up on desktop

its possible that malware programs are doing this.

I would run either SpyBot Search & Destroy or Ad-Aware to remove the malware programs that are causing this.

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My background wallpaper is totally blank out. And the files on dekstop is not showing up. Plss help me ill insert a video of it.

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I use Windows XP. There is not a lot in the Recycle Bin - some goes back to last year. Some recent deletes are there. I deleted a large number of music files (mp3) and folders and only 3 of these files are in the recycle bin. The Recycle Bin settings are global and do not allow for auto delete. The disk space available is large.

History: My computer had been in storage for 16 mos and I have recently been updating everything. Prior to putting it in storage I had to have it professionally restored - they suspected it was a virus. The hardware was affected and as I continued to have odd things happen I added a portable hard drive and changed settings so that My Documents and all subfolders operated from this drive. That is the only drive on which I can find the recycle bin. On the C drive I found something called Recycler.

I am good at emptying my recycle bin, but in the process of doing updates and going through old files and programs I have intentionally not emptied it as I anticipated the chance for mistakes would be greater. I was right, unfortunately, little of what I have deleted is in the bin. Don't know why old stuff is there and so little of recently deleted files/folders can be found.


A:deleted files/folders not showing in Recycle Bin

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I am using Windows Vista Business 32-Bit OS... from couple of day's some of menu items not showing....Please find attachment for few screen shots.


A:Menu items not showing

Hello Soma, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if restarting the computer may be able to clear it up. If not, then you doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this started may be able to fix it for you.

Hope this helps,

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If I right click on my computer C Drive and then click on explore, the first item in the tree in the left hand sidebar is Desktop. All the folders in the desktop are shown at the end of the tree but pdfs, docs and videos which are on the desktop are not shown. Why?

A:Desktop items not showing

It's a "folder tree" and not a "file tree".

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For some reason, every message I send from outlook 2010 ends up showing in my inbox. I haven't made any changes to outlook.
Does anyone know how to get it to stop doing this?

A:Sent items showing in inbox

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When i was running vista 32 bit things showed up as they did in XP, like when i installed winrar, i'd have all the "extract here" and "Add to archive" options in the Right Click menu. but now, i am running 64-bit vista and no options are added to the right click menu for winzip, winrar, or daemon tools. does anyone know how to fix this or how i might add them manually?

A:menu items not showing up

You need to change options within the application to allow explorer enhancements.

This applies to Winzip and Winrar. Don't know about Daemon Tools.

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Hello all,

I'm pulling my hairs out on this issue on a domain. Our AD is sitting on Windows Server 2012 R2. We have configured Folder Redirection for users under the domain. Everything is running as usual but Windows 7 clients cannot see DELETED files in the Recycle Bin.
There is no errors or problems with the Recycle Bin as far as I can tell since users CAN see their deleted files when login from a Windows 8.1 PC. The problem seems to be related to Windows 7 I then assume.

For example, User1 logs in from a Windows 7 PC in the domain and deletes a file on the Desktop. The Recycle Bin icon shows that there are deleted files in it but opening the the recycle bin shows no items at all. Same user logs in into the same account from
a Windows 8.1 Desktop and can see the files inside his recycle bin! Has anyone else ran into this issue before? I'd highly appreciate any suggestions.

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