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Recycle Bin Always Deletes


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#1 pascor22234

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 08:12 AM

I've had a new laptop for about a week and discovered that the Recycle Bin always deletes all files even though the "Do not move files to the Recycle Bin..." checkbox is unchecked. Since the is my electronic equivalent of my "circular file" (trash basket) I'm not a happy camper. Any ideas ?

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 08:22 AM

Are you using any clean up programs like CCleaner? they can sometimes delete the contents of the bin, or can be set to do so.
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Posted 11 April 2007 - 08:38 AM

This article might be of some help.

How the Recycle Bin Stores Files
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Posted 11 April 2007 - 08:54 AM

What operating system? Vista ? XP2?

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#5 pascor22234

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 11:32 AM

BTW, I'm running XP Pro SP2.
Budapest, that's an interesting MS note on how to repair the Recycle bin. I tried all methods, deleting the INFO or INFO2 filed in \Recycled, deleting the \Recycled folder completely and also recreating the Desktop.ini file. None has worked. I'm willing to try anything else at this point. Any other ideas ?

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 07:41 PM

Have you tried this?

When deleted files are not showing up in the Recycle Bin at times the folder can also be missing under C:\Recycle Bin, if this is the case go to: Start/Run/CMD and type in: rd /s /q c:\recycled [reboot].

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 12:22 AM

Another thing you can try is Kelly's Korner.

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 12:03 PM

Oh well, nothing so far has worked. Once in a while some deleted files show up in the bin, but usually not.I can't find a pattern. I tried the Kelley's Korner .REG fix with no result.

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 01:50 PM

Hmm. Are the deleted files in question from the main C drive or are they from a flash drive/memory stick drive or a disk?

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 01:23 PM

The files were from the C: drive, though there are 2 partitions, but only a single recycle bin.




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