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#1 John Bull

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 04:53 AM

May be a silly question, but are items that are placed in the Recycle Bin in effect DEAD ? Or have they any connection whatsoever with their original programs ?

I just have this lurking feeling that an item placed in the Recycle Bin still has a circuit connection with some program that enables it to work. Once the Recycle Bin item is deleted the program fails.

I have recently manually deleted 374 items from a CIS uninstall left-over residue. They are now in the Recycle Bin and I just wish to delete them

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 05:33 AM

The items are still there unless you empty the recycle bin.

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 06:50 AM

Hello,

As said above they still are active sometimes if they are in the recycle bin they also take up space. I would delete them. Can you? or are you asking why you cannot? Please clarify.
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Posted 22 August 2010 - 08:02 AM

Hello,

As said above they still are active sometimes if they are in the recycle bin they also take up space. I would delete them. Can you? or are you asking why you cannot? Please clarify.


I can delete them, but what I was asking is - Do they still play an active role in some program even though they are in the Recycle Bin ? Reason is, if they are still part of some circuit, then deleting them will sever the circuit and something will no longer work.

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 11:36 AM

I don't think so. If you try to delete a file and it's needed to operate Windows, Windows won't alllow you to delete it.

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 12:24 PM

Do they still play an active role in some program even though they are in the Recycle Bin ?

No, because Windows can't see those files anymore. What happens, the file's header is being erased and a space taken by those files is marked as empty - allowed for being overwritten by any fresh file.

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