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Missing recycle bin

I have a missing recycle bin on my external hard drive, 80 gig. I'm not able to delete. I can cut and paste to another drive, but I'd like some help. How do I recover the recycle bin? I have a folder that says recycled, but it is not hilighted.

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    Super advise and great solution! It works!!

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Hi,

To delete apps you can also use shift+delete key.
This will permanently delete the app..

If you need anymore help let me know..

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