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Windows 7: empty recycle bin

18 Nov 2012   #1

windows 7
empty recycle bin

when i visit my recycle bin it is always empty ,even after i have just deleted items.
somtimes i want to restore an item but it's not there where are they going.
can anyone tell me please.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Nov 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

when you delete an item how are you doing it, do you right click then select delete?
or are you using a key shortcut.
the key shortcut deletes without putting the item in the bin. also your bin size may have something to do with it, as if the items are too large they will be deleted without being stored in the bin,although you generally see a pop up regarding that.
may be worth checking the size of the bin

Recycle Bin storage size - Vista Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Make sure you don't have Don't move files to the recycle bin. Remove files immediately when deleted checked on the specific drive you're using.

Recycle Bin - Permanently Delete Items Automatically

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My System SpecsSystem Spec

18 Nov 2012   #4

windows 7
empty recycle bin

Boohbah/airbot. thanks to you both i have checked my recycle bin and it shows this.doc;s D 335gb
windows 7 130gb.
custom size
max size 19210 dont' know what i am supposed to have .

i would have sent you a screen shot but dont know how.

thanks again longshanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Nov 2012   #5

Win7 Pro-64 Bit

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Nov 2012   #6


Are you deleting files from a removable drive?
They tend to bypass the recycling bin, in my experience.
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