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Q: deleted files not showing up in recycle bin

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.

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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 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.

Thanks,
Trudy
 

A:deleted files/folders not showing in Recycle Bin

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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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Hello!

I work on a laptop and a desktop. I use an external 320 GB hard disk to save my files.
The laptop is running windows 7 home basic 64 bit (more than 2 years old) and The desktop is running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit (recently installed with formatting new pc).
The problem is..
If the HDD connected to the desktop and I delete any file from the HDD, the file appears in the recycle bin of the desktop but as I connect the HDD in laptop the files are not appear under recycle bin of the laptop. Likewise any file deleted from HDD appears in recycle bin of the laptop when the HDD connected to the laptop but not appears in the recycle bin when connected to the desktop.
Is it normal? I do not think so. If it is a problem then how can I correct it. I have tried windows troubleshooting -- performance check , HDD error check but no error can be find out in both computers.

Wish for your helpful suggestions.

A:Recycle bin not showing deleted files for an external hard drive

I think this is quite normal if I have read your post correctly. When you delete a file from your external HD the deleted file get transferred to the Recycle Bin of the computer you are using. When you change the external HD to your laptop then there is no record of those files as they have already been deleted & would still be the Recycle Bin of desktop, unless you have deleted them from there.

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OS: Windows 7 (64bit)
DRIVES: (C Drive: Hitachi 500gb) (External Drive (D Drive (USB)): Seagate 500gb)

I never had this problem before (been going strong for 1-2 years). Just in the last week the power went out due to storms and my computer(laptop) had to resort to using the battery for an hour.
Now I restarted it a few times since then, so any battery conversation settings should had switched over to plugged in mode.
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~SCREENSHOTS
What's located in "Computer": http://i.imgur.com/gd84Ww9.jpg
C & D Drive Recycle.bin right click properties: http://i.imgur.com/qa40Xm0.jpg
C & D Drive properties in "Device Manager": http://i.imgur.com/uuT2TKQ.jpg
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~MY ISSUE

Basically I deleted a file the other day, had a wtf moment and went into the recycle.bin to get it, but it wasn't there.
Ended up finding it in my external drives hidden recycle.bin file.
Now I'm on a quest to understand why I can't see these deleted files.

After I unplug my external HD, it shows all the deleted files(from both drives) in my recycle.bin.
When I plug the external HD back in, the problem reappears and I can no longer see deleted files in the recycle.bin.

I turned off hidden files/folder in the folders control panel settings, so that isn't the issue. I still have the problem.
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~HOW MY EXTERNAL DRIVE IS SET UP

My external HD (using USB 3.0) is set up to mirror new/edited files every hour from specific areas on my main drive (C).
For instance, if I download and edit... Read more

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

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

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

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

Thanks for all your help!

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

Maybe this will help:
http://www.computing.net/windowsvist...orum/2381.html

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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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Hi... I have a Dell Laptop which is running Windows 7. Whenever i try to delete something, the dialogue box asks "would you like to permanently delete this file?" and seems to totally bypass the recycle bin.

I tried right clicking the recycle bin icon to change properties. The options for "Custom size" and "Don't move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted" are UNCHECKED but are also both greyed out and cannot be changed! "Display delete confirmation dialog" is not grayed out, and is checked.

Also my C: drive doesn't have the Recycle.bin folder. I tried to fix the Recycle bin settings from command prompt by running : rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin. But still after restarting the computer the recycle.bin folder was not there.

Is there any fix for this?
 

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

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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 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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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 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 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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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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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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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!!!

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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\
CurrentVersion\Explorer\BitBucket.
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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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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A user accidently deleted a excel file and asked me if I could retrieve it. It should of been in the recycle bin but it wasn't. I repeated the problem and no deleted files were going there.
Any clues? Tom
 

A:Deleted Excel files do not go to recycle bin

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Help ! When I delete a doc or file, it does not appear in my recycling bin. There is nothing unusual about the bin properties and I have not selected 'remove files immediately when deleted'. Can anyone suggest a fix?
 

A:Files deleted not appearing in Recycle bin

How much space do you allot for recycle bin? You have to allot an amount of space for recycle bin on the hard drive, much like with a page file. If you right click on recycle bin and go to properties, it will tell you what %, and if you click on the tabs for each drive individually, It will tell you what numerical value.

If the files you are deleting are bigger than the amount of RB space left empty on the drive, the system prompts you to delete them altogether and then does so if you choose yes.
 

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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?

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

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

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

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

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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?

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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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hi,
 
i'm wondering if someone can tell me how i can recover deleted files i have deleted from my recycle bin or when i can find deleted files on my laptop, i am using XP.
Thank you

A:recovering deleted files from recycle bin

If the files are still in the recycle bin then they have not be permantly deleted from your system. So right click on the trash can. Select open. A window will pop up with a listing of all files and folders in the bin. select the file or folder you want then right click on it an select restore.
 

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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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Hello!

I had to reformat my hard drive in April due to a virus problem. I had a tech guy from Geeks on Call walk me through it and used all the proper CDs and necessary drivers according to him and Dell technical support both.

On a side note, Dell Technical Support is a nightmare. Geeks on Call was great though.

Anyway I am not pressing shift-delete. The "do not move files to recycle bin" box is not checked in the recycle bin's properties. It is set to take up to 100% of the drive if necessary. I currently run AVG, Ad Aware, and Spybot religiously as well as having Spybot T-Timer running at all times.

The Dell people said to reinstall Windows after a two hour chat session. Since reinstalling windows (following all directions, mind you) is what got me into this mess I would rather not do that. I do back up my data to an external hard drive but it still took me forever to get my laptop up and running after reformatting.

Nothing appears in the recycle bin- not when I use the delete key, not when I right click and select delete, not when I drag the files to the recycle bin.

I use Windows XP, I have done the service pack 2 thing, and this is all on a Dell Inspiron 8500 laptop.

Help?
 

A:Solved: Deleted files do not go to the recycle bin.

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After seeing a couple files permanently delete at unseasonable moments, I now at least enabled deletion confirmation messages. The bug is with the HDD I use for storage, the SSD hosting the OS works according to the recycle bin settings. I tried the classic subterfuge of switching these settings back and forth for both drives, without success though. This is a new installation of 8.1 Pro for me and I think making deletion without confirmation the default behavior was bad move.

A:Deleted files don't go to recycle bin in one of the drives

Was the allocated space perhaps not enough?

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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 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!
 

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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 everyone! A Pleasant greeting, I need help again. So I deleted my files so of course, they went straight to the recycle bin and I emptied my recycle bin but I noticed that one of my important files are missing I need to recover it for my School. I tried the program EaseUs but I need to pay the Program, but I am just 16 I do not have a credit card or any income I need my files really bad please help me :'(. If there is any possible way to recover my files please help me I would appreciate it very much. Thank You and God Bless
 

A:Recovering My Deleted Files (I Emptied My Recycle Bin)

Try one of These
 

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Hi there, ive stupdily deleted some stuff to the recycle bin and then hit the emoty button and closed it down, so i cant undo.

ive tried a couple of programs, ones called restorationa dn anotehr called uneraser but they dont find the .wav flesim missing.

i deleted them like a few hours ago so was hoping they mite still be around. ive not actually doen a shutdown on teh pc yet either.

can anyone help me ore reccomend something.

its really important i recover the files as they are part of my demo for a record label. damn these late nite recording sessions.

cheers
 

A:Solved: recover deleted files from recycle bin

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I have just upgraded my Desktop & Laptop pc's to Windows Professional & Windows Home Premium from WinXP. 

Now when I delete files from any on my 4 subst drives (ie:  SubSt W: "E:\My Documents\DreamWeaver" or SubSt L: C:\XAMPP\htdocs") they are NOT going to the Recycle Bin.  

THIS WAS NOT THE CASE IN ANY PREVIOUS VERSION OF WINDOWS.

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My recycle bin is loaded full but shows nothing in it. I think, though can't be sure, that this happened due to an installation of Norton Ghost -- the only major installation lately. Right click gives a pop up stating a corrupted bin. I unistalled Ghost but same problem exists. I have Norton Utils. installed as well.

I know I can do a command line deletion of the recycle bin and have it renewed upon reboot, but is there any way to get at the files inside -- I deleted something important I want to restore. thanks
 

A:can I restore a corrupted recycle bin - I need some files I deleted

You may wish to try these:

Win 95/98/ME/NT/2K/XP:
http://downloads-zdnet.com.com/3000-2248-10212994.html

For 98x/ME:
http://paradiseprogramming.tripod.com/uw.html

and for fat and ntfs systems:
http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/uk/download.htm
 

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I mistakenly deleted some Excel files and emptied the Recycle Bin before I realized I had "saved" only shortcuts, not acutal files to the new folder.
How can I quickly retrieve these?

A:Restoring files deleted and removed from recycle bin

First, stop using that computer. Any further use will increase the chance that those files will be overwritten by the OS during normal operations.Then, get a data recovery program. The best free one (IMO) is http://www.pcinspector.de - but it's very confusing to use.The best paid on (IMO) is GetDataBack from http://www.runtime.org - but it's $80 US. It does offer a free analysis to tell you what you can recover before you pay for it.Other free alternatives are listed here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html

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I have deleted some important e-mails from outlook and files some time ago. I'd like to see if I can recover them. Can anyone help me?
 

A:How do I recover deleted e-mail and files from the recycle bin

Hi gsant1, Welcome to TSG !!
If you have not cleared the recycle bin then click on it and select restore. If you have cleared it I believe they are gone!
 

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

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

i tried alot im so pissed off

Could anyone please help me on this????
 

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

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hello guys, got a problem
my ex got into my aptm and deleted some folders (my pictures folder) from my pc, tried to goto recycler but they are not there so i think she deleted from there too...

anyway to get those files back?.....

Thank you.

A:[SOLVED] Can i recover files deleted from the recycle bin

Yes. Don't delete anything else though as you may over write them. The files in the recycled bin aren't actually deleted, but rather Windows stops indexing them. Download Recuver and run it.

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I have a gateway laptop mt6705. It came with windows vista and recently I wiped it and installed windows 7.

Everything is working ok except two things.

#1 when I delete a file in any folder, the file doesn't immediately move to the recycle bin. It is deleted(because if I try to delete again I get an error saying the file cannot be found) but it will still appear in the original folder until I refresh the folder view or I close the folder and reopen it.

#2 (which isn't a big deal) but prior to the win 7 upgrade. when I used to change the volume or LCD brightness on the laptop by using the function buttons, a small blue box would appear in the upper left hand corner of the screen which displayed the level at which the volume or brightness were set. Now what appears instead is a distorted box. This same distorted box also appears for a second just after windows loads, right before I'm prompted to use my credentials to login to windows.

Any insight would be appreciated.

A:Deleted files dont go to recycle bin immediately

For #1, try right-clicking the recycle bin and clicking properties. There should be an option for either "Custom Size", or "Don't move files to the Recycle bin." Maybe the second one is selected? If so, I would change it to the first option and enter a significant size for the recycle bin.

Foe #2, it sounds like this would be software that Gateway adds on top of Windows, and would thus be lost when you do a re-install. Maybe you can find it on the Gateway website somewhere?

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does anyone know of any software which is free that will help me get my files back?

i'v tried some but they dont let you retieve them unless you pay for it.. please can someone help its killing me... I have important files i need..
thanks x

A:restore deleted files from recycle bin software??

There are a number of free un-delete programs. I like Recuva. Do not install the program lest the data you need to recover be overwritten. Instead remove the hard drive and install it as a slave in another machine. Run Recuva from there.Good luck

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I just realized that I may have made a big mistake.  Some time ago, I typed all of my passwords onto a thumb drive using Microsoft Word.  I then deleted them all and deleted them again from the recycle bin.  Are those deleted passwords now accessible to hackers or malware?
 
Thank you,
 
bellisimo

A:Are files deleted from recycle bin secure in Windows 7?

As you are no doubt aware nothing is deleted from Windows until you empty the recycle bin but deleting a file does not actually wipe the data on the hard drive, it merely removes the file's address from the file allocation table leaving the space free for future use. If this space is not used by a later file, the data is still there. This is how recovery software  like Recuva is able to work.
 
So yes, it is possible for someone to access your hard drive and recover deleted data from it. But, since they would have to run some sort of recovery software the possibility is very slight. I can think of two ways to eliminate the risk. One would be to do a defrag since the moving of files would almost certainly overwrite the sectors used. The other is to use a wiping software to overwrite unused sectors, but carefully !  One example would be Ccleaner by Revo which includes an option to wipe unused sectors.
 
Personally I would think hard before using this sort of tool and definitely make sure that all my data on the drive was backed up first.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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I am pulling my hair out. I thought the transfer completed to my external hard drive so I deleted my photos and emptied my recycle bin. I have been attempting system restores (unsuccessful) and file recovery software all day long. It seems like it is doing nothing but giving me a couple pictures along with porn. I am so frustrated. There has to be a legitimate way to recover my entire Picture folder? Please help! Thank you!
 

A:Windows Vista Need to Recover Deleted Files from Recycle Bin

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Here is my situation:
My system is a Dell XPS 8300 running Windows 7 Home Premium.

I need help in getting the recycle bin to show deleted files. Of course, deleted files that are not visible cannot be restored.
But the deleted files ARE in the recycle bin.

How do I know?
1. Clicking on "Empty the recycle bin" identifies the right number of deleted files in the Recycle bin the including invisible ones, though clicking the "Restore All items" button restores only visible files.
2. The CCleaner utility (from Piriform.com) sees them. When I press the ?Analyze? button with the ?Empty recycle bin? set, I can see all the erased files, but cannot restore them from there, since CCleaner is designed to remove junk files, not to restore them

More details:
1. When I delete a file from external drive J:, it IS visible in the recycle bin. J: is a FAT drive. (Previously it was connected to an XP system )
2. Files deleted from Local drive C: and external drive L: are NOT visible in the recycle bin. C: and L: are formatted as NTFS
3. Disconnect the L: external drive and the files deleted from C: reappear in the recycle bin. Reconnect the L: drive and they disappear again.

In short:
L: deleted files NEVER show in the recycle bin,
J: deleted files ALWAYS appear in the recycle bin,
C: deleted files appear in the recycle bin if L: is disconnected, and disappear if L: is connected.
4. Both J: and L: are external drives connected to USB ports of th... Read more

A:Recycle Bin does not display files deleted from NTFS drives

Welcome to Seven Forums GeorgeC. Not sure I can tell you the answer, but let's get some info so maybe the smart people here can

Open L:> Organize (Upper left)> Folder and search options> View tab> Put a check mark next to Show hidden files, folders, and drives (if it isn't checked already)> Uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)> Click Yes on the warning popup> Apply> OK

Now a hidden recycle bin folder named $RECYCLE.BIN will be showing. Left click it and see if your deleted files are there.

Also, post a screenshot of your Disk Management screen

Start> In search box type computer management> Enter> In left pane click on Disk Management> Post a screenshot of this

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

You can now reverse the order and recheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended), and uncheck Show hidden files, folders, and drives if it was not checked before.

A Guy

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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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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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I run WinXP Pro SP2, and TrendMicro Anti-Spyware 3.0 (trial) informs me there is about 113KB of previously deleted files from the Recycle Bin that have not been fully deleted.

How do I delete these previously deleted files? Is there a free tool available that will accomplish this?

-- Tom
 

A:Solved: Full deletion of previously deleted Recycle Bin files

Download Cleanup from Here

A window will open and choose SAVE, then DESKTOP as the destination.
On your Desktop, click on Cleanup40.exe icon.
Then, click RUN and place a checkmark beside "I Agree"
Then click NEXT followed by START and OK.
A window will appear with many choices, keep all the defaults as set when the Slide Bar to the left is set to Standard Quality.
Click OK
DO NOT RUN IT YET

Click here for info on how to boot to safe mode if you don't already know how.
Restart your computer into safe mode now. Perform the following steps in safe mode:
Run Cleanup:
Click on the "Cleanup" button and let it run.
Once its done, close the program.
Go to Control Panel - Internet Options. Click on the Programs tab then click the "Reset Web Settings" button. Click Apply then OK.
 

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On several occasions I've deleted files/folders and then found later that they are still showing in the Library or even the true folder. When I go to delete them again Windows says it can't find them - obviously because I deleted them! This looks like a serious Win7 bug. I've never hit this problem with XP and it means I just can't trust an explorer window to tell me the truth. A Chkdsk shows no filing system errors. This is a full Win 7 release on a new Dell PC.

A:Deleted files still showing

Did you boot the computer, since the delete?

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