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Windows 7: Recycle Bin permanently deletes

17 Sep 2014   #1
raylee84

Win 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
Recycle Bin permanently deletes

Hi,

so i have an issue where the recycle bin perm deletes everything without prompt.
i've tried deleting the C:\recyclebin$ folder but it doesn't work.

works ok in safe mode and under another account so it seems to be just the one user account. and yes, i'm aware i could just re-create the user account but i'd rather not and try to fix it if possible.

any idea's? attached screenshot of the recycle bin settings.




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17 Sep 2014   #2
alexgrossman

Windows 7 Home X86
 
 

Follow the tutorial and thread posted below you'll find options to block your system to permanently deleting files without moving it into recycle bin:

Recycle Bin - Permanently Delete Items Automatically

One more reference URL:

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/wi...-delete-files/


If that didn't helps you, consider repairing your system using Installation CD DVD or inbuilt system recovery options. Moreover, you can also try creating a fresh administrator account for your system and then try performing the same functions.

Hope it helps!!
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17 Sep 2014   #3
raylee84

Win 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

followed that before and it doesn't work. the options are greyed out (as per image in first post).
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19 Sep 2014   #4
alexgrossman

Windows 7 Home X86
 
 

Have you tried create new user profile as suggested in my first post??

What happens after that??
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19 Sep 2014   #5
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Delete Recycle Bin - suggestion

Well you could try deleting the recycle bin in order to create a new one.

How to delete from Elevated Command Prompt

Open an Elevated Command Prompt as shown in the tutorial.

In the command window type:

RD /S /Q C:\$Recycle.bin

Press Enter

Then right click desktop and choose "Refresh"

Note - replace C: with the drive letter needed if the recycle bin is on a different drive.

Example: RD /S /Q D:\$Recycle.bin - for Drive D:

Reboot.

Check recycle bin properties to see if they've been restored.
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21 Sep 2014   #6
raylee84

Win 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

have tried deleting the recycle bin but no luck.
other users are fine, so i guess the only solution is to re-create the user profile which isn't what I wanted to do (hence the post).
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21 Sep 2014   #7
Callender

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raylee84 View Post
have tried deleting the recycle bin but no luck.
other users are fine, so i guess the only solution is to re-create the user profile which isn't what I wanted to do (hence the post).
How did you delete it? Did you use the method shown in order to delete it? And if that didn;t work then possibly use the same method to delete the recycle bin on any additional drives.

It should show more than one drive if you have other drives:

Recycle Bin permanently deletes-recycle-bin-properties.jpg

You also have to highlight the drive with your mouse before all options are available.


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21 Sep 2014   #8
Callender

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

You know that you can't just simply delete the folder - right?

Edit: Oh well, if you're other drives don't show up delete the recycle bins for them anyway.
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21 Sep 2014   #9
raylee84

Win 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

yes, i did it per the tutorial. did it before i posted my question.
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21 Sep 2014   #10
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Post a screen shot of the RecycleBin

In Windows Explorer
navigate to your C drive
change Folder options - view tab to NOT hide protected operating system files

Dbl click the $Recycle.Bin to expand it
Recycle Bin permanently deletes-rbin.png
See: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

just for reference - no action suggested: How to Fix a Corrupted Recycle Bin


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