Can't see files in Windows 7 recycle bin

January 2, 2010 at 07:04:47
Specs: Windows 7 x64
I've used the same installation dvd on several computers to install windows 7, but one of the computers has a problem with the recycle bin: I can't see the files which I have deleted, nor can I restore them, I can only empty the bin and that's it. I think it's the same problem described in here, but the solution is only for windows XP. Does anyone have a solution for win7?

Thanks in advance


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#1
January 2, 2010 at 08:17:12
Right click on the recycle Bin and choose properties. There are a couple of options there that could affect your issue.

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#2
January 3, 2010 at 01:52:46
Out of the options, I can choose the size of the Recycle Bin, the location, whether or not to ask for an confirmation to delete items and to auto-delete items...

Neither of those can solve the problem


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#3
January 3, 2010 at 02:36:30
Under personalization go to change desktop icons. Uncheck the recycle bin, hit appy and ok. Then go back in there and check the recycle bin icon back in and hit appy and ok and see if that helps.

Iron Sharpens Iron.


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#4
January 3, 2010 at 10:14:03
No, that didn't help :(

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#5
January 3, 2010 at 11:32:06
Do you have a program that might be interfering with the recycle bin? I know some programs like to put their own little cleanup utility under the recycle bin.

Iron Sharpens Iron.


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#6
January 3, 2010 at 12:34:12
Not that I know off, I don't believe I'm using a program on that particular system using the recycle bin

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#7
January 3, 2010 at 16:17:23
What about safemode?

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#8
January 3, 2010 at 18:49:04
Try this method. Even though this problem was in Windows vista for this user, it prob will work under Windows 7 as well.

http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

Iron Sharpens Iron.


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#9
January 6, 2010 at 06:16:19
Ok, what I've done (accidentally, I was working on something else) is booting the computer in safe mode and deleting something. Somehow the recycle bin repaired itself.

Thanks for your help


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