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Windows 7: My "Downloads" folder is now the Recycle Bin!

20 Sep 2013   #11
jbennett8000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Well, I followed option 2 completely. On another note, although the recycle bin shows as empty, viewing the properties of the folder shows more than 1GB files present. So the data is there, somewhere. Oh how much easier this would be with System Restore.


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20 Sep 2013   #12
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Just to add, if you do get this fixed I would highly suggest turning on system restore. One of the main benefits being restore previous versions of files and folders.

Hope you get your issue resolved....

I unfortunately cannot think of any ideas on how to fix this.
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20 Sep 2013   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Josh,

You might see if you may be able to use the free program Recuva to recover anything.
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20 Sep 2013   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

You have some interesting programs showing on your start menu list,
Post screen shots of your Uninstall a program screens so we can see what you have downloaded recently.
Make sure the Install date is listed along with the name of the programs.
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