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Windows 7: Deleted files not showing in Recycle.bin (external HD causing the issu

17 Apr 2016   #1
Ambience

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Deleted files not showing in Recycle.bin (external HD causing the issu

OS: Windows 7 (64bit)
DRIVES: (C Drive: Hitachi 500gb) (External Drive (D Drive (USB)): Seagate 500gb)

I never had this problem before (been going strong for 1-2 years). Just in the last week the power went out due to storms and my computer(laptop) had to resort to using the battery for an hour.
Now I restarted it a few times since then, so any battery conversation settings should had switched over to plugged in mode.
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~SCREENSHOTS
What's located in "Computer": http://i.imgur.com/gd84Ww9.jpg
C & D Drive Recycle.bin right click properties: http://i.imgur.com/qa40Xm0.jpg
C & D Drive properties in "Device Manager": http://i.imgur.com/uuT2TKQ.jpg
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~MY ISSUE

Basically I deleted a file the other day, had a wtf moment and went into the recycle.bin to get it, but it wasn't there.
Ended up finding it in my external drives hidden recycle.bin file.


Now I'm on a quest to understand why I can't see these deleted files.

After I unplug my external HD, it shows all the deleted files(from both drives) in my recycle.bin.
When I plug the external HD back in, the problem reappears and I can no longer see deleted files in the recycle.bin.

I turned off hidden files/folder in the folders control panel settings, so that isn't the issue. I still have the problem.
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~HOW MY EXTERNAL DRIVE IS SET UP

My external HD (using USB 3.0) is set up to mirror new/edited files every hour from specific areas on my main drive (C).
For instance, if I download and edit a file in my documents folder on my C drive, it will copy that new downloaded file and the edited file to the external drive and
delete the edited file and send it into it's own recycle.bin on the external drive.
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This is driving me nuts and it seems I'm not smart enough to resolve it, so hopefully some of you have some insight into what the issue might be.
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~ETC ISSUE
Also have an issue where a program I use (textaloud) doesn't appear in the bottom right notification taskbar after it's closed.
I have the program set up to stay in the notification taskbar after closed (minimize on close).
It doesn't do that unless I have the external HD unplugged. I unplugged it, closed textaloud, reopened textaloud, minimized textaloud, and it appeared in the notification taskbar.


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18 Apr 2016   #2
Ambience

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not sure how to close this thread.


I ended up formatting the drive as it seems there was also corrupted data.
Seems to be caused by synctoy somehow. I also read @ other places that users had issues w/ synctoy corrupting data and also not backing up files sometimes. I can't have this so I'm now about to test out Veeam just to see if that works.
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