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LA lavedis asked on December 1, 2010


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when I delete something, it does not show up in my recycle bin.


why?? what do i do if I want to undelete something I have
deleted if it is not in my recycle??

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A Aaron - G replied on December 7, 2010


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In reply to WillTell's post on December 1, 2010

Hello,
Please proceed with the following support steps....
1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. To open an ele-
vated Command Prompt, click Start, click All Programs, click Acces-
sories, right-clickCommand Prompt, and then click Run as admin-
istrator.
2. Type the following command and press ENTER:
rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin
(This clears out the $Recycle.bin folder for the C:\ drive. You may
have to do this for each hard disk partition in your system.)
3. Type exit to close the Command Prompt window.
I hope this information is beneficial.
Thank you,

Aaron
Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
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what you think

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WillTell replied on December 1, 2010

Try this:
Right click your Recycle Bin Icon, Click, Properties>>>Untic, Don't
move files to Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted.
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LA lavedis replied on December 1, 2010

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i went to properties - it was already unticked. please give me


more advice on this.
thank you

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WillTell replied on December 1, 2010

In reply to lavedis's post on December 1, 2010

This thread may be of help.


http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7repair
/thread/68231f50-e591-4d4e-91ff-ca6698c8ae41

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Gerry C J Cornell replied on December 1, 2010


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In reply to lavedis's post on December 1, 2010

How full is your Recycle Bin?


http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-the-Re-
cycle-Bin-settings

Hope this helps, Gerry Cornell

Gerry
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LA lavedis replied on December 1, 2010

In reply to Gerry C J Cornell's post on December 1, 2010

your link does not work. please resend. I don't think my recycle
bin has very much in it. but, I have no way to really know because
I can't see the files that were deleted. when I drap into the recycle
bin the deleted item is there, but when I just delete normally, it
does not show up in the recycle bin. "Do not move files to the Re-
cycle Bin. Remove file immediately when deleted" is unchecked in
properties, so I don't why the deleted items are not showing up

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LA lavedis replied on December 1, 2010

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oops, I meant when I drag into Recycle not drap

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WillTell replied on December 1, 2010

In reply to lavedis's post on December 1, 2010

Here you go, one more time.


http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7repair
/thread/68231f50-e591-4d4e-91ff-ca6698c8ae41
HTH

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Answer

A Aaron - G replied on December 7, 2010


Microsoft

In reply to WillTell's post on December 1, 2010

Hello,
Please proceed with the following support steps....
1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. To open an ele-
vated Command Prompt, click Start, click All Programs, click Acces-
sories, right-clickCommand Prompt, and then click Run as admin-
istrator.
2. Type the following command and press ENTER:
rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin
(This clears out the $Recycle.bin folder for the C:\ drive. You may
have to do this for each hard disk partition in your system.)
3. Type exit to close the Command Prompt window.
I hope this information is beneficial.
Thank you,

Aaron
Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
Visit our Microsoft Answers Feedback Forum and let us know
what you think

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Gerry C J Cornell replied on December 7, 2010


Community Moderator , Wiki Author , , ,

In reply to lavedis's post on December 1, 2010

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-the-Re-
cycle-Bin-settings
Sorry I created a problem.

Hope this helps, Gerry Cornell

Gerry
Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, England
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DA Dave at Everwood Farm replied on December 13, 2011

In reply to Aaron - G's post on December 7, 2010

Hello,
Please proceed with the following support steps....
1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. To open an
elevated Command Prompt, click Start, click All Programs,
click Accessories, right-clickCommand Prompt, and then
click Run as administrator.
2. Type the following command and press ENTER:
rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin
(This clears out the $Recycle.bin folder for the C:\ drive. You
may have to do this for each hard disk partition in your sys-
tem.)
3. Type exit to close the Command Prompt window.
I hope this information is beneficial.
Thank you,

Aaron
Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
Visit our Microsoft Answers Feedback Forum and let us know
what you think

An update here...
I ran the command again and then did a restart. After doing a
restart, the Win 7 OSrecognized the problem, deleteted the er-
rant files in the Bin, and now works normally.

Thanks again,

Dave Quillin
Everwood Farm
______________________________________

Thanks for this info. In addition to the original problem, I was re-
ceiving a "corrupted Recycle Bin" error when deleting old data-
base files from Quickbooks. This command allowed me to delete
the files, but files of any sort, IE: Word, Excel, etc still do not show
in the Bin...
Hmmmm... PS, I am using Win 7 pro, Office 2010 proand QB 2012
pro with Norton Internet Security latest and greatest
Any ideas?

Thanks,
Dave Quillin
Everwood Farm

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