Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Recycle Bin mis-names recovered files

24 May 2011   #1
MasterTaco

Windows 7
 
 
Recycle Bin mis-names recovered files

When I put a file into the recycle bin, if I have to recover it from the recycle bin, when I take it out it seems to have lost the file name information. Screen shots below.

If you know why it might be doing this, please let me know why, and if you know of a fix. Thanks.

I created a file, a folder, and a second file inside the folder.
http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/4...creenshot1.png

The recycle bin is completely empty.
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/2738/35screenshot2.png

I put the files in the recycle bin, and they retain their file names.
http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/4...creenshot3.png

When I take them out, their names turn into $RE0HPI9 and $RX5JNJA.txt, which don't represent the original file name at all...
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/6...creenshot4.png

The curious thing is, the file inside the renamed folder is still the same name as it was before I put it in the recycle bin.
http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/1...creenshot5.png


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
24 May 2011   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

How are you taking them out of the recycle bin? If you drag and drop or right click and move then they get the weird names you show. If you right click on a file and select Restore then it will be put back where it came from with the original name.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2011   #3
MasterTaco

Windows 7
 
 

You appear to be correct. However, this doesn't happen on other Windows 7 installations, or other Windows operating systems for that matter, why is this happening on this specific machine?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

25 May 2011   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

That's how it works on my Win 7 Pro X64 system. Does not work that way on XP though. Must have been a change for Vista/Win 7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2011   #5
Zorn

Win7 x64
 
 

If you're using TeraCopy, it could be the reason:

"
TeraCopy bugs, issue#19
"Names are mangled when you drag files out of the recycle bin"

Description and details.
If you have TeraCopy registered as the default copy/move handler, if you delete a file and then try to drag it out of the recycle bin to somewhere else, the file is restored with a mangled name like $RSDKJFH rather than the name the user usually sees.

If one right clicks on a file and selects "restore", the file is restored to its original location with the corrected filename (which I assume is because TeraCopy never gets involved). However, if the file is dragged out of the recycle bin and dropped somewhere, the name mangling occurs.

Source
"

It solved my issues with this problem, hope it helps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2011   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hmm, the file names remain whether I drag them from Recycle Bin or click Restore. I can't replicate the problem.
You can try sfc /scannow to see if it will fix it.

Also How to post Screenshot or snip.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Recycle Bin mis-names recovered files




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Recovered files from formatted drive : all corrupt files ?
Hello ALL, I know it's a dumb and a sad situation, I've deleted a drive and quick formatted...now I want to get some data back...it is presently in an unlocated state, I've not touched it nor rewritten over it, all I've done for now is tried 3 programs: ParetoLogic data recovery GetData...
General Discussion
How to delete names of already deleted files.
I have moved files to a CD to free hard disk space and the files have been actually moved to the CDs. However, the name of such files still appear on the list of files, but with 0 bytes capacity, indicating that the files have been actually moved away. When I try to erase or delate those...
General Discussion
how to robocopy files with similar names
Hello all, I need to robocopy many files which starts with the same name for Example (Ari, Arit, Ariel, Arik, Aris) I tried robocopy source_file\ari*.* destination_file\ari*.* however it is nto working do someone can help with that. Thanks Orfi
General Discussion
How do I get rid of files with illegal names
My backup program (WDSmartware) created several temporary folders and files with illegal names ending on a period. Explorer is unable to delete these folders and files; it gives an error message that it cannot find them (but they are displayed in Explorer and occupy space). How do I get rid of them?
Performance & Maintenance
The names of files and folders are in green!
Hi, I have a strange problem. The names of some files and folders appear in green! Does anybody know why and how to get rid of this strange thing? Thank you
General Discussion
Files with random alphnumeric names
When I click on my user name on the desktop, along with folders like AppData, My Documents and other "routine ones, there are several that have names consisting of random letters and numbers. What are they; are they essential? They give a feeling of clutter, that I would like to improve. So...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:44.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App