Recycle bin Problem

Dell / DIMENSION 2400
May 14, 2009 at 18:19:05
Specs: Windows XP Pro
This is a Dell Dimension running XP Pro. I have the recycle bin problem described elsewhere on this and other forums whereby deleted files do not go to the bin, but are directly deleted. I have fixed the problem temporarily by renaming the c:\recycler folder and then letting Windows create a new bin, then deleting the renamed folder. This lasts for a day or two then the problem returns. I'm looking for a more permanent fix short of reformatting. Any suggestions?
Thanks.

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#1
May 14, 2009 at 19:04:03
R.click Recycle bin & select Properties.

Select the Global tab and ensure that the box alongside "Do not move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted" is not checked.

V.


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#2
May 14, 2009 at 19:04:18
depawl, Go to the link below and scroll down to line 64 (right column) and click on "Replace/Repair the Recycle Bin in Windows XP" to download a reg file fix. Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_...

Also right click your Recycle Bin, choose Properties, and make sure that "Do not move files to the Recycle Bin etc." is unchecked.

Tufenuf


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#3
May 15, 2009 at 04:56:22
Also, only files that are stored in the System drive will go to the Recycle Bin. eg: files deleted from a floppy drive do not go to the Recycle Bin.

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#4
May 15, 2009 at 13:12:27
Check space too. File size may limit delete or trash can.

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