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Windows 7: RECYCLE BIN & Firefox Problems

30 Jul 2011   #1
PUZZLED

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
RECYCLE BIN & Firefox Problems

Hope this is the right place for this query, apologies if not.

I have just got a new laptop which has windows 7 installed. I have not used 7 before - previous laptop had Vista which was great.

For some reason the Recycle bin automatically empties itself after a few minutes without any warning or prompting.

After a search I found a hint about increasing the Custom size and so that is now set on 8550MB, but to be honest that means nothing to me so could be a small amount!

It doesnt matter what size file is put in the Recycle Bin, even unwanted desktop icons disappear in minutes.

I am unable to properly install Firefox - toolbars, bookmarks etc wont import. Is that a Firefox glitch or something to do with Windows 7?

Techy details - Acer 5750 Laptop
Windows 7 (use 32bit option but can also use 64bit)
4GB Memory

Would appreciate any help but please use idiots-speak


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30 Jul 2011   #2
gini

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
 
 

This probably isn't the case, but check the Recycle Bin Properties, and be sure there is no "dot" in front of the "Don't move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted." statement.

The problem with Firefox is likely unrelated. Are you attempting to upgrade your FF version, or is this a new install on this computer?
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30 Jul 2011   #3
ripbox

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hi PUZZLED

This tutorial for Vista Recycle Bin delete immediately - Vista Forums should help
In failing that then this tutorial for 7 Recycle Bin - Permanently Delete Items Automatically should help
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30 Jul 2011   #4
PUZZLED

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gini View Post
This probably isn't the case, but check the Recycle Bin Properties, and be sure there is no "dot" in front of the "Don't move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted." statement.

The problem with Firefox is likely unrelated. Are you attempting to upgrade your FF version, or is this a new install on this computer?
Thanks for the reply. There is no 'dot', the custom size option is selected.

With FF it is a new install, IE was already installed on the computer when I got it.
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30 Jul 2011   #5
PUZZLED

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ripbox View Post
Hi PUZZLED

This tutorial for Vista Recycle Bin delete immediately - Vista Forums should help
In failing that then this tutorial for 7 Recycle Bin - Permanently Delete Items Automatically should help
Thanks for the reply and the links but those tutorials are for getting the bin to automatically delete stuff. It is already doing that, I just want to know how I can keep things in the recycle bin until I manually select an item for seletion.

I have the custom size option selected, which according to the second link you give is the default option, but just keep losing anything I put in the bin
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30 Jul 2011   #6
gini

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PUZZLED View Post
I am unable to properly install Firefox - toolbars, bookmarks etc wont import. Is that a Firefox glitch or something to do with Windows 7?
How are you trying to import the features you mention? Did you have FF installed on your Vista laptop? If that is what you mean and you can still use th old laptop, the easiest method to transfer your settings is to save your old FF profile and copy it to the new FF installation on the Win 7 computer. MozBackup makes this pretty easy.
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31 Jul 2011   #7
PUZZLED

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Sorry if I am not making myself clear. My previous laptop was damaged and the one I have now is a replacement. I used FF on my previous one without any problems, but on this new one is had IE installed already when it was delivered.

When I install FF on this, there is an option for importing bookmarks, toolbars etc and although I get a message saying it has been successfully done, when I open FF up the toolbars are missing - the usual options of 'file/edit/tools' etc doesn't show, and the small icons you usually get for going back to the homepage etc doesn't show.

I am wondering if it is linked to the problem I am having with the recycle bin, a glitch somehow with the windows 7 program?
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31 Jul 2011   #8
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

The option to import FF bookmarks probaly relates to importing them from the already installed IE9. If you saved your bookmarks from Vista then you should be able to import them into your new installation.

Bookmarks->Show All Bookmarks and press the Import and Backup button.

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31 Jul 2011   #9
gini

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I don't think there's a Windows problem involved in your Firefox concerns, nor is there a relation to the recycle bin situation. It's more likely you now have a newer version of the Firefox program than you used to, and it takes a bit of learning.

I believe the tool bar you are looking for is the Menu Toolbar. With Firefox open, hold down the Alt key and hit v This will show you the View options. Select Toolbars and then click on Menu Bar and whatever others you want. You can customize the toolbar to add exra familiar features by right-clicking on an empty space in the toolbar and selecting Customise.

Hope this helps!
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31 Jul 2011   #10
gigagiggles

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Good point, gini! FF5 introduced the new interface with menu toolbar hidden by default, among other changes.
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