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Windows 7: Empty Recycle Bin don't delete all

14 Aug 2015   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Empty Recycle Bin don't delete all

I was going to backup by drive when I saw that I have files in the recycle bin(I usually use shift+delete when I want to delete something and I use the recycle bin as a temporary folder from which I'll restore the files later).
So I check the files and I saw that I don't need any of then I used the "Empty Recycle Bin" function.
It delete everything from the folder or that's what I though....when I scan which files will be copied to the external drive,I saw that I still have files in the recycle bin.

I then enable the hidden and system hidden files and browse to the directory
but there was nothing inside.

When I open the same location with 7zip,I saw the files inside.
I can delete them from 7zip but why windows don't show them nor "Empty Recycle Bin" delete them?

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14 Aug 2015   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello vsub,

It may be a corrupted Recycle Bin. You might see if doing the tutorial below for each drive that has a $RECYCLE.BIN may help. :)

Recycle Bin Corrupted - Cannot Delete File or Folder
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14 Aug 2015   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I already deleted the files from the 7zip explorer without any problems but if that happens again,I'll try the tutorial
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14 Aug 2015   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

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 Empty Recycle Bin don't delete all

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