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Recycle Bin Win98se

By sheyanjing ·
How can I get files to show themselves before I empty the bin? Senario: Delete (whatever) to recycle bin, click on desktop icon, window opens and shows nothing there. Click on empty, confirm "do you want to delete these (however many) files?"...So the files are there that I deleted but I cant see them. How do I make them appear?

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by DKlippert In reply to Recycle Bin Win98se

Look at the bottom of this article:
How the Recycle Bin Stores Files 136517

http://tinyurl.com/4d0o

Here's one suggestion:
"Damaged or Deleted INFO File
If the INFO file is damaged or deleted, no files appear in the Recycle Bin. However, the renamed files still exist in the Recycled folder. Even though the files in the Recycled folder have been renamed, they are not changed in any other way. For example, a text file is still viewable as a text file. To restore such a file, you can manually search for the file in the folder and rename it.

If the INFO file is deleted, it is re-created when you restart Windows. If the Recycle Bin becomes damaged and stops functioning, deleting the hidden INFO file in the Recycle folder and restarting Windows may enable you to again access files in the Recycle Bin. The INFO file is a hidden file. To delete the INFO file follow these steps:


Open a command prompt window
Type cd recycled
Type attrib -h inf*
Type del info

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by sheyanjing In reply to Recycle Bin Win98se

cd recycled from c prompt results in "invalid directory" Forgot to mention I have norton 2002 installed but recycle bin set to standard (supposedly not protected and not enabled)

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Recycle Bin Win98se

do you mean norton systemworks?
also check the properties of the recycle bin to make sure box that says 'don't move files to recycle bin' in unchecked and that some space is allocated (maybe 10% as suggested amount)

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by sheyanjing In reply to Recycle Bin Win98se

Yes systemworks PRO, and that box is unchecked and space set to 10%

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Recycle Bin Win98se

ok, if you have systemworks, it is probably taking over the recycle bin, replacing it with it's own recyclebin see (i hate systemworks personally. ahem.) so your problem may not be with Windows, like we thought, but with systemworks...so you might want to explore the recycle bin settings from within the systemworks software, see? we have been telling you how to check things in windows...
here are some questions:
1) what version of windows?
2) what version of systemworks?
3) did this ever work right?
do you have files in the recycle bin you hope to recover or are you just trying to get it working properly for in the future...

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by sheyanjing In reply to Recycle Bin Win98se

1.win98se, 2.systemworks 2002 pro ed., 3.no, and, no not trying to recover files from bin (I use go back for that or unerase wizard). It's just that I want it the way it used to be, when you open the window to empty the bin, you SEE the files you placed there before you empty it (also to remind you what you actually sent there) the way it is now, i get a blank box but yet the files are there to be deleted. How do I make them show themselves like it used to and why would anyone want to make them invisable?

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by Ann777 In reply to Recycle Bin Win98se

To resolve this issue, manually remove the following key from the registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\clsid\.{645ff040-5081-101b-9f08-00aa002f954e}.\shell\Norton unerase\

This causes the Norton Unerase utility to relinquish control of the Recycle Bin.

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by sheyanjing In reply to Recycle Bin Win98se

how do i get a standard bin back on my desktop its not letting me create a shortcut?

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by sheyanjing In reply to Recycle Bin Win98se

ANNA777...I figured out how to create a new shortcut back on the desktop and it is working like it used to. That HKEY string did not exsist so I took out they key for norton unerase(that took all of unerase with it) oh well! but hey I have my old manual trash can back! Your idea helped me, please respond so I can award your points. Thanks!

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by sheyanjing In reply to Recycle Bin Win98se

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