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Windows 7: Recycle Bin

16 Feb 2011   #1

win 7 and xp
 
 
Recycle Bin

Ever since I bought Win 7 my recycle bin had been full of trash that I did not put there. Is that normal and can I reduce the amount to what I put there like in XP?
Jim

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16 Feb 2011   #2

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Do you use any torrent, or usenet clients?
If you do the behavior is normal as they dump par and temp download files directly to the recycle bin.
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16 Feb 2011   #3

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This fine tutorial may help you solve your problem
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16 Feb 2011   #4

win 7 and xp
 
 

I don't use torrents and I don't know what usernet is.

It will empty but it takes longer than usual. Refreshing??
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16 Feb 2011   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

What do you mean by "Trash" Can you give us a screenshot of part of the contents showing the actual files in there. Not sure waht you mean when you say "can I reduce the amount to what I put there like in XP?". If you don't delete anything then nothing will go in there. If you wish to delete files completely without going into the recycle bin then hold down shift key whilst pressing the delete key!

EDIT:
That was odd, none of the above posts were showwing when I posted. he timings were a bit tight perhaps
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16 Feb 2011   #6

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Then seen richc46's link above.
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16 Feb 2011   #7
t41

windows7 7600 x86
 
 

Do you have a program like Ccleaner set up to scan pc every so often, if so that will do it. Just an idea.
btw - my torrent client does not place anything into my bin on it's own - guess it's how you set it up.
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16 Feb 2011   #8

win 7 and xp
 
 

sCREEN SHOT? I have not done that except one or two times with XP. Can't find out how. What is in there is a bunch of repetitions files from recipes to Unbutu information which I did not put there! It is loaded with these files and I did not put them there!!

Matter of fact I just emptied the bin and all this shows up. Where did it come from? I guess it is just a faulty Win 7!

"if you don' delete anything then nothing will go in there" NOT TRUE There is a lot I mean alot of repetition of files. Maybe 10 or more of each

Jim I guess no one else has had this problem?
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16 Feb 2011   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t41 View Post
Do you have a program like Ccleaner set up to scan pc every so often, if so that will do it. Just an idea.
btw - my torrent client does not place anything into my bin on it's own - guess it's how you set it up.
yes, it's also a matter of which client is in use. utorrent and most the more popular ones do not exhibit that behavior. ...it does occur though, never hurts to ask.
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16 Feb 2011   #10

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

"TIP"

when you delete a file to the recycle bin / trash on the final conformation to delete file before you click press shift on the keyboard hold down then confirm and the file bypasses the recycle bin / trash.
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