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files are permanently deleting instead of going to the recycle bin


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#1 Sylveon Fetish

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 05:23 PM

I am having a problem with deleting files in Windows 7, when I delete a file, it asks if I want to send it to the recycle bin, and I say "yes" but if I go into the recycle bin, the file is not there and it is not in its original directory. it is like it decided to permanently delete and skip going to the recycle bin. When I sort the recycle bin by 'date deleted', the last thing in the recycle bin is a few weeks old. I have deleted many things since the last date that the recycle bin says my last deleted file was. and I did not empty the recycle bin otherwise the files from a few weeks ago would be also gone. I googled the problem but Google only showed results on how to bypass the recycle bin and permanently delete but it showed nothing about Windows doing it on its own. Please help me fix this because I lost an mp3 that I made because of this problem.



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 06:33 PM

Do you still have the 'Recycle bin' icon on the desktop ? If you do, right click on it and see if your version of properties is similar to mine in that the button 'Don't move files to the Recycle Bin . . .' is the active option.

 

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Untick this button to get files to go back to the recycle bin. As you will see I don't use it, I just havve the warning message active.

 

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