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Windows 7: Recycle bin is a magic box

28 Feb 2016   #11
dunkinidaho

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gini View Post
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My understanding of how the bin works is a window will open asking if I want to send xyz to the bin.
If you are getting no warning when things are sent to the Recycle bin, check to see if the "Display delete confirmation dialog" setting has been unchecked in the Recycle bin Properties. (Find this setting by right clicking on the Recycle bin from Explorer, and then click on Properties.)
display delete conf. is checked and it is set to display delete conf.


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28 Feb 2016   #12
dunkinidaho

windows 7 prof 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
dunkinidaho,
Do you have the paid version of AVAST? If so, did you run the optimization tool? It deletes things.

If not AVAST, then maybe you ran some other cleanup tool.
I have avast premier, paid. I have not run an optimization tool
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28 Feb 2016   #13
dunkinidaho

windows 7 prof 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Could you post a picture of your Recycle Bin with things you didn't put their.
I would like to see exactly what you see. Their are 2 recycle bins.

Like whs has posted; something or someone has put them in the Recycle Bin.
Their is no magic.

Use this tutorial to post a picture.

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most of the files are .tif which I don't see listed as an acceptable file type
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28 Feb 2016   #14
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

If you set the view of the recycle bin folder to Details, you should be able to see the date/time that the files were deleted (Date Deleted column). Maybe that info will bring to mind what you (or the computer) was doing at the time.

In the Details view, you should also see a column named Original Location. If these TIF files are originally from a temporary folder, then they might be temp files from an app.
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28 Feb 2016   #15
dunkinidaho

windows 7 prof 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
If you set the view of the recycle bin folder to Details, you should be able to see the date/time that the files were deleted (Date Deleted column). Maybe that info will bring to mind what you (or the computer) was doing at the time.

In the Details view, you should also see a column named Original Location. If these TIF files are originally from a temporary folder, then they might be temp files from an app.
may have found the origin of these files in the bin. Once I changed around the "list by" in the details section I see 5 pictures that I recently exported out of my adobe elements program to a desktop folder. From there I imported them into my adobe lightroom program. After that I deleted the folder. I think that anytime I export a file or folder or picture some where and subsequently delete the folder the files go to the bin. that would explain this. The files being sent to the bin are a secondary move done by the OS not by me.
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28 Feb 2016   #16
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dunkinidaho View Post
After that I deleted the folder. I think that anytime I export a file or folder or picture some where and subsequently delete the folder the files go to the bin. that would explain this. The files being sent to the bin are a secondary move done by the OS not by me.
Were there files still in the folder that you deleted? Did you use the Windows (file) Explorer to delete the folder? If yes to both of those questions, then you put the files in the recycle bin - not the OS. Perhaps it is just semantics.
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28 Feb 2016   #17
dunkinidaho

windows 7 prof 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Unless you gremlins in the PC, it can be only those who operate the PC that sent the pics to the bin. The don't walk there on their own.
Believe I have found the problem. Although I do sometimes send a file, folder, etc. to the recycle bin there are many that I don't send (first hand) that is. When I export pictures out of either my elements or lightroom program they are sent to a desktop folder. Once I have used the folder for whatever I created it for, I delete it from the desktop. Here is when those pictures go to the recycle bin. This is a function of the OS standard procedure not intentially by me.
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28 Feb 2016   #18
dunkinidaho

windows 7 prof 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dunkinidaho View Post
After that I deleted the folder. I think that anytime I export a file or folder or picture some where and subsequently delete the folder the files go to the bin. that would explain this. The files being sent to the bin are a secondary move done by the OS not by me.
Were there files still in the folder that you deleted? Did you use the Windows (file) Explorer to delete the folder? If yes to both of those questions, then you put the files in the recycle bin - not the OS. Perhaps it is just semantics.

very true, now I know that. Previously I believed I had to see the window asking about sending the item to the bin. So yes by deleting the folder the items in it by default go to the bin. I'll mark this thread solved

thanks
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29 Feb 2016   #19
dunkinidaho

windows 7 prof 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dunkinidaho View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dunkinidaho View Post
After that I deleted the folder. I think that anytime I export a file or folder or picture some where and subsequently delete the folder the files go to the bin. that would explain this. The files being sent to the bin are a secondary move done by the OS not by me.
Were there files still in the folder that you deleted? Did you use the Windows (file) Explorer to delete the folder? If yes to both of those questions, then you put the files in the recycle bin - not the OS. Perhaps it is just semantics.

very true, now I know that. Previously I believed I had to see the window asking about sending the item to the bin. So yes by deleting the folder the items in it by default go to the bin. I'll mark this thread solved

thanks
Yes I used explorer to delete the folder and yes the pictures were still in the folder when I deleted it. What I am saying is I was completely unaware that deleting a folder sent the contents to the bin
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