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Windows 7: Recycle Bin: deleted items not appearing in recycle bin

10 Mar 2015   #11

Windows 7 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Hi jkotsonas, welcome to seven forums.

Not sure if this is your issue, but with different users, each will have his/her own recycle bin and as such, items from one user won't show in another user's bin.

Is this the issue?
I dbl checked to verify, and the only profiles on the laptop are:

* the end user *

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10 Mar 2015   #12

Windows 7 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
A security/privacy program might be "catching" deleted files and "shredding" them. Checked for this? :)
Thanks Roland. Checked and there's nothing installed on the laptop that isn't standard on our image - we use Symantec for our corp anti-virus.

But no 3rd party programs that the EU installed.
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10 Mar 2015   #13

Windows 7 64-bit

I'm leaning to a corrupt profile at this point.

I logged on to the laptop as myself. The RB properties were set to Custom, and there's only one instance showing in the "location" window.

I created test notepad doc, saved to the desktop and then deleted. Got the prompt, and the file was present in the RB when I dbl clicked on it.

Still hoping to determine a root cause if possible though.
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10 Mar 2015   #14

windows 7 32

If this is a business set-up, your network administrator may have group policies set up differently for users with disparet security levels.
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10 Mar 2015   #15

Windows 7 64-bit

Thanks Michaelst.

I checked w/ our Network team and it wasn't a Group Policy issue. The cause ended up being an Active Directory security group. Her account was a member of an internal "Folderredirect..." security group that is intended for terminal server users.

Her Desktop and some other folders were being redirected to one of our fileservers, which is why the locally-deleted files ended up behaving like they were deleted from a network location.

Removing her from that group and rebooting the laptop resolved.

Sadly, the above resolution will probably help no one outside of where I work, but figure I'd post it just
in case.

Thanks very much to everyone who took the time to reply and offer assistance.

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11 Mar 2015   #16

Windows 10 Pro

Happy to hear the issue got resolved. If nothing else, this is a lesson to those who run networks.


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