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Windows 7: Recycle bin malfunctioning

06 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Recycle bin malfunctioning

I've been searching around trying to find some solution for this...

I've installed Windows 7 on a newly built PC and noticed that when I send files to the Recycle Bin, it will change to the 'Full' icon and can be emptied, but when I open its window up, the contents are not displayed, and they cannot be restored to their original location.

The next thing I noticed was that when I try deleting and restoring files while the Recycle Bin is open it works perfectly - Deleted files will show up in the Recycle Bin and they can be restored. It's only after I close and reopen the Recycle Bin that the apparent corruption occurs.

I have tried deleting the $recycle.bin folders from elevated command prompt but it doesn't work.

Perhaps there's something I've installed (Spybot, AVG etc) which is mucking it up.

Any ideas?


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06 Oct 2010   #2

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi

Welcome to Seven Forums
Have a look at this and see if it resolves your issue

regards
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07 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi, thanks for your reply. As I said before, I already tried deleting the $recycle.bin folders to no avail. Any other ideas?
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07 Oct 2010   #4

win7
 
 

Do you have any encrytion / secure shredding programs loaded? Some of these operate on the waste bin
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07 Oct 2010   #5

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Have a look at this thread from MS Forum - Can't see deleted files in Windows 7

Regards
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07 Oct 2010   #6

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wilywombat View Post
Do you have any encrytion / secure shredding programs loaded? Some of these operate on the waste bin
I'm also thinking AVG
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07 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok, that last link was very helpful. Turns out it was indeed caused by a Codemeter USB dongle I had plugged in. Reconfiguring it to act as a removable disk instead of a fixed disk solved the problem (although why it was set up as a fixed disc by default is beyond me)

Thanks a lot for your help
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07 Oct 2010   #8

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Glad things worked out and for keeping us posted.

Regards
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