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Windows 7: Recycle Bin - Auto deletes Despite Properties

17 Oct 2016   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Recycle Bin - Auto deletes Despite Properties

Hi. Any suggestions please? My recycle bin empties itself every time the machine shuts down. This is despite the settings in "Properties". In the recycle bin Properties panel, the radio button next to "Don't move files..." is off. The "Display delete confirmation dialogue" box is checked. How do I set the recycle bin not to automatically empty itself? Thanks for your help.

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17 Oct 2016   #2

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi Hippobabe,
Possibly your AV / Tune up utility / Cleaner,
has this option set to clear on shutdown.

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18 Oct 2016   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thank you Roy. System Mechanic has an "Active Care" option to automatically "clean up system clutter". It doesn't mention the fact that it empties the recycle bin, but obviously it does. I unticked the option, and the recycle bin was not emptied when I booted today. Problem solved!
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