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?

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May 14, 2009 at 19:04:03 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.


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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.

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


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

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