Quote: Originally Posted by aol
I have 7 Home Premium on a notebook and 7 Ultimate on a desktop, both x64. The recycle bin on both was working normally. 2 weeks ago the recycle bin on the notebook needed 5 to 6 hours to empty 11 files of 6.5GB total. If I boot in safe mode I can delete in the blink of an eye. It maybe due to some windows update but which one? 7 Updates are in the 100's of MBs. No mention of this problem on the MS website even though I start to see on the inet that many people are facing the same problem. As to the desktop with ultimate the recycle bin is acting normally.
6.5GB should take that long to delete. Compare the time taken to copy or move that much stuff! In Safe Mode you're simply taking files off the index. In full operation the files are being properly erased (well you did say Yes to them being permanently deleted!)
I also am baffled as to what purpose can possibly be served by having a Recycle Bin of such enormous proportions (bigger than the entire hard disk on my first PC ... ah, them was the days!). I don't use it at all not being in the habit of deleting files that I'm not certain I want to delete so I may not be the best judge but I really don't see what advantage there could be in going much beyond a hundred or so MB unless you're actually trying to use up all your hard disk space!