Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Deleted Recycle Bin files showing up on desktop

01 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
Deleted Recycle Bin files showing up on desktop

I did a search on this and could not find anything. Once in awhile my desktop will have a bunch of random files I deleted a long time ago. I always empty it too. There won't be anything in the recycle bin or on the desktop and then I'll go to look at it after awhile and some other group of files will be there. I have tried the whole "rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin" on every drive on my computer. Windows is installed on C:. This is REALLY weird. It isn't even the same group of files each time, it is just random files I've deleted over the past 2 months. I noticed a folder for a demo install of InDesign comes up a lot and says it is in use when I try to re-delete it, could Adobe's crap software be breaking it? PLEASE HELP, THIS IS VERY ANNOYING.

Windows 7 64 Ultimate, 12 gigs of ram, I7 processor. Hard drives are at most half full.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

03 Sep 2010   #2


its possible that malware programs are doing this.

I would run either SpyBot Search & Destroy or Ad-Aware to remove the malware programs that are causing this.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate

Couple things I can think of:

1. If the files show up again on your desktop, instead of right clicking and deleting (which sends the file to the recycling bin), try using Shift + Delete, this should bypass the recycling bin
2. Run Disk Cleanup (shouldn't take too long) and then reboot
My System SpecsSystem Spec

03 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 64-bit

I have done all of these things. And yes, I have Spybot, Ad-Aware, Eset AV and everything is clean.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Are they the same files over an over?

Is it possible you have your desktop set as the temp folder for some program and they get recreated every time you get rid of them?

What are the file names? Somthing like "desktop.ini"? If so then you have "Show hidden files" turned on and are deeleting normally hidden system fiels that windows will continue to recreate if they are gone. Turn off viewing hidden files in that case.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 64-bit

Not that either. They are random files I created and then deleted in the past month - .jpgs, .pdfs, etc. They are not system files and desktop is not set up for temp files in any programs. I am fairly knowledgeable about windows/computers so this is unusual for me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 64-bit

I think I found a tip: I cannot delete the folder for Adobe InDesign installer unless I kill a taks called maxsync.exe, which is a Maxtor/Seagate program. Is it possible it has something to do with my hard drive?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

See if this program can fix your issues RecycleBinEx - Enhanced Windows Recycle Bin Manager
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 7 64-bit

Thanks for the tip. I will see what happens next time I restart.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 64-bit

That didn't work either.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Deleted Recycle Bin files showing up on desktop

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: Deleted Recycle Bin files showing up on desktop
Thread Forum
Deleted files still showing General Discussion
Accidentally deleted Recycle bin files Backup and Restore
Solved Recycle Bin does not display files deleted from NTFS drives General Discussion
Deleted Files Still Showing Up On Shared Devices Network & Sharing
Files saved to desktop not showing up Software
Solved Recycle bin deleted-help General Discussion
Recycle does not show files to be deleted General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:08 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33