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Lost Recycle Bin after checking at Change Desktop Items

Q: Lost Recycle Bin after checking at Change Desktop Items

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, 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.

Thankyou.
 

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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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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I noticed recently that my recycle bin is missing on my desktop. I tried restoring it but cannot follow microsoft directions regarding registry modification since Default DWord is not found in the location that microsoft indicated. Can any programs like tuneup utilities, system mechanic, fix-it etc delete the recycle bin. I would like to restore the recycle bin but so far have been unsuccessful. Can anyone help. Thenks. mnedil ([email protected])
 

A:Lost recycle bin from desktop in Windows XP pro

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I got a external hard drive, it means it has a individual Recycle Bin in F: Drive, separate it with the Recycle Bin of the computer in C: Drive.

But my computer was installed with Windows 7 again after a reparation, and now has a new unique identifier called Security ID or SID. for example: S-1-5-21-3225745820-1949245524-1067675123-1000

When I plugin the external drive the Recycle Bin looks empty, but the hard drive has the same space in megas used in the disk.

And now the Recycle Bin folder located in the external hard drive which is linked to my previous SID number of Windows 7, is hidden. In "Folder Options" I unhide the protected files and i found the previous Recycle Bin folder with the SID number
in it, but the names of the files has changed like $I0UFUJO, $I0U9PNS, $I1I2OMR, etc. and the original path file when was erased has dissapear.

Please, let me know how to recover my previous Recycle Bin files with their original names and path location before was deleted, because I need to get some of those files and in their original location and delete the others to free space from the disk. I am
using a Virtual Machine for doing that, just in case. Thanks.

Bye.

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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

or

Change how the Recycle Bin looks - Windows Vista Help

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Due to an unplanned power outage my Lap Top was not shut down properly, as a result when power returned, I booted up the lap top, no error messages, but the majority of items saved on my desktop are gone, please help ...
 

A:Lost Majority Of Items Saved On MY Desktop

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Hey all. It's been a while. Well, here it is and PLEASE help me fast! I have court in 2 days and I need this thing or Ima die!Yeah, Ima programmer and the first thing Im taught is BACK UP! ...Well, I DIDNT, and I gotta have this up and back fast. Almost everything on the desktop disappeared???!!!! What's up with that? Heart...
Dell Laptop almost dust!



Deckard's System Scanner v20070426.43
Run by Pamella Burkhart on 2007-05-27 at 06:52:42
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
51: 2007-05-27 13:52:49 UTC - RP451 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
50: 2007-05-27 13:47:35 UTC - RP450 - Software Distribution Service 2.0
49: 2007-05-27 09:04:50 UTC - RP449 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
48: 2007-05-27 05:59:51 UTC - RP448 - Software Distribution Service 2.0
47: 2007-05-27 05:52:49 UTC - RP447 - Installed Windows Defender


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-05-09 09:03:00 UTC - RP401 - System Checkpoint


Performed disk cleanup.


-- HijackThis (run as Pamella Burkhart.exe) ------------------------------------

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:53:42 AM, on 5/27/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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A:LOST all my desktop items and this thing is wiggen something fierce!

PLEASE help me, or Im toast in court Tuesday!
Going, Going... ...Almost gone!
Hey all. It's been a while. Well, here it is and PLEASE help me fast! I have court in 2 days and I need this thing or Ima die!Yeah, Ima programmer and the first thing Im taught is BACK UP! ...Well, I DIDNT, and I gotta have this up and back fast. Almost everything on the desktop disappeared???!!!! What's up with that? Heart...
Dell Laptop almost dust!



Deckard's System Scanner v20070426.43
Run by Pamella Burkhart on 2007-05-27 at 06:52:42
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
51: 2007-05-27 13:52:49 UTC - RP451 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
50: 2007-05-27 13:47:35 UTC - RP450 - Software Distribution Service 2.0
49: 2007-05-27 09:04:50 UTC - RP449 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
48: 2007-05-27 05:59:51 UTC - RP448 - Software Distribution Service 2.0
47: 2007-05-27 05:52:49 UTC - RP447 - Installed Windows Defender


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-05-09 09:03:00 UTC - RP401 - System Checkpoint


Performed disk cleanup.


-- HijackThis (run as Pamella Burkhart.exe) ------------------------------------

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:53:42 AM, on 5/27/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (Win... Read more

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

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

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

** after both b & c, rebooted the computer

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

Thanks!

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

Hi jkotsonas, welcome to seven forums.

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

Is this the issue?

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I have a small network with 5 Windows XP Pro SP3 machines and one File Server that is running Server 2003.

All of user's My Documents files are located on the file server, so if one user needs to use one of the other machines (which happens often), they can log-in to their profile on any machine then click on My Documents, which is preconfigured to point to their user documents folder on the server.

My question: I would like to set this up for Internet Favorites and Desktop Files as well. If I move all the user's IE Favorites from their local machines to the user's folder on the file server, would there be a way for me to link them so that no matter which PC they are logged into, they see the same Internet Favorites listed in their browser? Ditto with the Desktop files.

By the way, I have also considered Terminal Server (I dont have the time for it yet..) and have messed around with roaming profiles, and often times it would not sync at all, or would lag when 2 users logged off at the same time.

Thanks.

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I upgraded from Win7 to Win10. I had dark green selected item color and it partially transferred to Windows 10. My colors of Taskbar etc are turned on. I chose dark gray color of Title Bars, Taskbar etc., through the Personalization menu. But I can't find where the color of selected items can be chosen? If I re-install Windows 10 clean, how will I customize it? Also, I'm not very satisfied now on the upgraded version, cause not all selected items are green, some are whitish-blue, and also when I hover over items they are blue too. This is how my Total Commander looks after the Windows upgrade:

I wanna get rid of blue tabs here, can I do it? I read this article Inactive Title Bar Color - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums and was able to change my inactive title bars. I don't see any option there for selected and hovered items, can I create it?

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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.

sekirt
 

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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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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.....

http://forums.techguy.org/t98784/s.html

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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Hiya,

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!

Cheers,
Aine

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,
Shawn

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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?
moper
 

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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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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:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\CookiePatrol.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\PPMemCheck.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\PPControl.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
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.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.


C:\RECYCLER\Desktop.ini
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...

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=136517

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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 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!
 

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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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.

pjd

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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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!!!!

HELP.....

XP2 IE7

regards
 

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

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Hi,
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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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

SIW2

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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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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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Not sure what ive done wrong but i believe i renamed my email adress account linked to my windows 10 login (which in turn has renamed the user folder name) now whenever i try to move a file or folder from example (Download folder) to my desktop i get this error popping up stopping me from doing so.

Also trying to edit any file or folder outside of desktop gives me this error

Any ideas or help would be useful please

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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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Hello,

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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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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Hello!
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.

Thanks.

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.

Simple!

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Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
Office: Office 2010 x86 SP1
Outlook Hotmail Connector: x86 Version 14.0.5139.5001

I believe I have the latest Hotmail Connector installed.

Despite "include messages from the deleted items folder in each data file when searching all items" being ticked in Outlook's Search Options (File --> Options --> Search), it does not include the Deleted Items folder when clicking "Try searching again in All Mail Items".

I know the e-mail is in Deleted Items. Deleted Items (i.e -Bin) is included when searching All Mail Items using my Gmail IMAP account, so I know this setting generally works.

Any idea why it's not working when searching from my Hotmail account? Thanks

If I click on the root folder above Inbox, search and include "subfolders" deleted items is included.

p.s - In case anyone asks why I would do this, some times I delete e-mails I wish to retrieve and currently I need to search "All Mail items" and then "Deleted Items" separately.

A:Outlook 2010 search not checking Hotmail's Deleted Items?

For me when my additional emails get dorked up, for what ever reason. I simply remove that email account, close out my email client, open my email client backup and then re-add it. Then all works as it should.

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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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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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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

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator&#... Read more

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I use Win XP Home Edition. My Recycle Bin is gone and I don' t know how to get it back.
 

A:Lost Recycle Bin

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=810869
 

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My operating system is Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit.

My Recycle Bin has vanished.

How can I restore it?

A:Lost Recycle Bin

This Tutorial is for Vista but I think it'll work for W7 as well,
Recycle Bin - Restore - Vista Forums

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I was trying to empty my recycle bin and accidentally deleted the icon. How can I find or recover it?
 

A:lost recycle bin

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Help me i've lost my recycle bin and i dont know where it is, all i did was to emty it and the next miute it diapperes and i cant find it.
 

A:help i've lost my recycle bin

Right-click on your desktop, then go to Personalize. Click "Change Desktop Icons" on the menu on the left, then put the checkmark back in "Recycle Bin" and click OK.
 

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I was just wondering if there is any way to recover files that have been deleted from the recycle bin. Microsoft says no but maybe there is a way. If anyone knows a registry tweak or some other method I would appreciate it. I deleted something by mistake that is quite important to me. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Lost in the recycle bin

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Ok when I go to my hot mail account and open an email I can read the email but if I try to go back to say my homepage I get a "lost connection". At the lost connection point I close IE and open it back up and it works fine. Whats going on here?
 

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I've searched and I get not even one link on this. I have a clean install of Windows 7 plus Firefox and Dell Drivers.. My problem is it creates a ghost like file that really isn't there because if I delete one, the other becomes inaccessible and I have to manually refresh using F5. Also, when I restart my computer it also is creating duplicates of files and shortcuts. Even when I install software it creates two short cuts.. I can deal with having to manually refresh, but I cannot deal with it creating duplicates of everything.
Here is an image that will further confuse you.

A:Desktop creating two copies of files when moving items to desktop..

I can't see anything other than a folder shortcut in your snip? But, with your problem, have you by chance "taken ownership" of any system folders - particularly the "Documents and Settings" folder. This action can often produce the effects you are experiencing.

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for some reason my recycle bin and a few other items have disappeared of my desktop, i have checked in settings and the recycle box is ticked also the recycle bin and the other items that disappeared are still in the desktop folder which is weird.

A:[SOLVED] lost recycle bin

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