Windows Vista Recycle Bin will not recycle

By techmaster ·
Something has gone wrong with my son's Windows Vista Recycle Bin. For some reason it immediately and permanently deletes files as soon as they are moved into the Recycle Bin. I have repeatedly opened the Recycle Bin properties and selected a custom size for the bin, but as soon as I close the properties it automatically reverts to the "Do not move files to the Recycle Bin." setting. What's going on? Why won't the Recycle Bin remember my changes?


-- Walt

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It maybe damaged

by Jacky Howe In reply to Windows Vista Recycle Bin ...

How the Recycle Bin Stores Files

Damaged Recycled Folder
The Recycled folder itself can become damaged. Files are moved to the folder and the Recycle Bin on the desktop appears full, but you cannot view the contents and the Empty The Recycle Bin command is unavailable. Deleting this folder and restarting Windows will re-create this folder and restore functionality: 1. Restart to a command prompt.
2. Type attrib -s -h recycled.
3. Type del recycled.
4. Restart the computers.

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