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problem with recycle bin

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#1 birenya


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:04 AM

In my laptop with Win7 ultimate the recycle bin has stopped working. When I delete files nothing appears. When I right clicked it's icon I found that "empty recycle bin" has been greyed out.I will like the comp geeks to suggest a solution please.

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#2 rotor123


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:34 PM

That "Empty recycle Bin" will be grayed out if there is nothing in it to empty.

Have you right clicked on the recycle bin and selected properties?
Size to use could be custom set to 0 (Zero) or it could have been set to "Delete instantly and not put them into the recycle bin" It is a option that is there for paranoid people that don't want things sitting around after deleting.

Edited by rotor123, 17 February 2012 - 12:35 PM.

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