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Can't see files in Recycle Bin

By labrecque@lightningspeed. ·
I can't see files I delete in the recycle bin but when I open the recycle bin and click on empty recycle bin I get asked if I am sure that I want to permanently delete x number of files?

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by zlitocook In reply to Can't see files in Recycl ...

It sounds like you'll have to do some recovery console stuff here.

What have you installed and did this always happen?
Do you currently have a ?shredder? program that might have hijacked recycle bin? Like Norton Utilities? Even if you don't, did you used to? Cause they can leave a corrupted Recycle Bin.

If your hard drive was on another machine you may be able to delete anything inside the Recycled folder on the root drive. The files are likely hidden of course. You'll have to go into Folder Properties and view hidden files and folders, also uncheck hide protected operating system files.
Look to see if the files are protected, like read only or have special permissions on them.

If you can guaranty that the Recycled folder is empty, then you may be able to do your registry recycle bin restore procedure from there.

I've had similar problems and it's usually related to a file in the bin that is super hidden or even still in use!

The permanent delete thing is weird. After doing those things, try swapping the check box, restart, and then recheck it again for permanent delete. Or there is probably a stuck registry key, regardless of what the check box says.

Lastly, there could be a security thing going on. It could be a strange admin policy or something. Make sure you don't have any "tweaking" utilities on there, check Control Panel.

If none of that helps then say what is your OS? And have you done all the usually stuff, check for viruses and spyware and such firstly?
I would look for why you can not get rid of them and run antiviral, spyware in safe mode.

Hope this leads you somewhere.

zlito@aol.com

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Can't see files in Recycle Bin

by chinnaroseap In reply to Can't see files in Recycl ...

I can't see files I delete in the recycle bin but when I open the recycle bin and click on empty recycle bin

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