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Windows 7: Deleting Files and Multiple Hard Drives

29 Nov 2009   #11

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Have you verified there is a Recycle Bin on that physical HD?

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29 Nov 2009   #12

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Giys just passing thru and havent read the thread. Could it be the partitions are logical, or in some other way different on the OP system?

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29 Nov 2009   #13

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Windows recycling sees logical partitions precisely as primary ones, no difference. This issue is very strange...
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01 Dec 2009   #14

Windows 7 Professional x64

So I think I solved the issue. What I did was run a Disk Cleanup for one of my secondary drives. When the cleanup window comes up, in the Recycle Bin description there is a button that says Clean up system files. I clicked that, selected the drive again, checked Recycle Bin and pushed OK. After that I can move any file to the Recycle Bin.

I tried it on my other installation, the problem existed until I did the steps below and now it too works fine. It's a little strange.
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