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Windows 7: Problem with deleting files, permanently deletes and doesn't go to bin

14 Feb 2013   #1
Dreamer92

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Problem with deleting files, permanently deletes and doesn't go to bin

For months now every time I 'right click' and delete, items don't go to recycle bin. They permantly delete instead for some reason and never go to recycle bin whatsoever.

I am fed up with this because I have deleted things by accident and I want the recycle bin to work so I can send them back if I accidentally delete a file.

Is there any way I can fix this? I am using Windows 7 Home Premium.


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14 Feb 2013   #2
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dreamer92 View Post
For months now every time I 'right click' and delete, items don't go to recycle bin. They permantly delete instead for some reason and never go to recycle bin whatsoever.

I am fed up with this because I have deleted things by accident and I want the recycle bin to work so I can send them back if I accidentally delete a file.

Is there any way I can fix this? I am using Windows 7 Home Premium.
This is the first thing I can recommend doing:
  1. Right-click the Recycle Bin
  2. Choose Properties
  3. Select "Custom size" (you don't have to change the number in the Maximum size field, but you can if you wish)
  4. If you have more than one storage drive, then select them and do the same thing
  5. Click OK
If this doesn't work, then there may be other things to try. Although, I haven't checked yet.
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14 Feb 2013   #3
Bongo

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Check your Recycling bin Properties and make sure you do not have the "Don't move files to Recycling Bin, Remove files immediately when deleted." Checked
Recycle Bin - Permanently Delete Items Automatically

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