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My Recycle Bin in Vista has mysteriously started emptying automatically. Properties is not set to bypass the bin.

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  • Donald Cox Mar 25, 2011

    Thank you for the suggestion, but there is no DON'T MOVE FILES FROM THE RECYCE BIN option in Recycle Bin Properties, only "Do not remove files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted." More suggestions?

  • Donald Cox Mar 25, 2011

    No, that is not it. The box has never been checked. Yes, I am using another operating system, Vista, as I indicated when I posed the problem.

  • Donald Cox Mar 25, 2011

    Good suggestion, but I did not know how to do that. I did find a way on the internet. Now I need a day or two to test it because deleted files did not disappear immediately, but usually the next day. I will be back.

  • Donald Cox Mar 25, 2011

    SP 2 was installed a long time ago already.

  • Donald Cox Mar 26, 2011

    As indicated previously, SP2 was installed months ago. Running the OS repair has not helped. Increasing the size of the Recycle Bin has not helped. After doing these things I restarted, and the RB did not empty, but when I started the computer this morning the RB was empty again.

  • Donald Cox Mar 26, 2011

    I am cautiously optimistic (because this has been a long standing problem with many attempts to fix it) that your last suggestion has worked. I deleted the RB icon, restarted my computer without emptying the RB, and then shut the computer completely down and restarted it without emptying the RB. I will get back with you in a couple days to confirm.

  • Donald Cox Mar 27, 2011

    You may be right. My optimism has been shattered. I last reported to you that it appeared that perhaps my problem had been solved. Then we went out for the evening and when I returned my RB was empty again. Do you love a challenge? Where do we go from here? I have Norton, Spybot, and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and none of them are picking up any problem.

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Hi

Just go to recycle bin and then choose organize and then choose properties, then choose DON'T MOVE FILES FROM THE RECYCE BIN, DELETE IT IMMEDIATELY

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  • Benjamin Jr Singson Mar 25, 2011

    Yes, that's it because I am using windows 7 and maybe you are using other operating system. Uncheck box so that it will not automatically delete immediately. Also, try to increase the memory capacity of the recycle bin to gain more space.



    Regards

  • Benjamin Jr Singson Mar 25, 2011

    If still not working, i suggest you just repair the operating system and it will not remove any of your files.

  • Benjamin Jr Singson Mar 25, 2011

    Hi



    I also suggest that if you have original Windows Vista operating system, run the WINDOWS UPDATE to install the service pack 2 in your computer. Here is the link http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windo...

  • Benjamin Jr Singson Mar 26, 2011

    All I mention, Open the recycle bin, choose organize, choose properties, then choose custom size and make sure the Do not move file is not chosen. Also, make sure, the DISPLAY DELETE CONFIMATION IS CHECKED. T

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  • Benjamin Jr Singson Mar 26, 2011

    Hi I suggest you to free some space in your disk and then DELETE THE RECYCLE BIN ICON, then right click mouse on destop, click on PERSONALIZE, click on CHANGE DESKTOP ICONS, click on RESTORE DEFAULT and then restart your computer to take effect of the new setting.

  • Benjamin Jr Singson Mar 27, 2011

    Hi

    Please do not forget to rate this solution if it helps you or can help others. Regards and let me know if you need more help

  • Benjamin Jr Singson Mar 27, 2011

    The last solution make me feel that there is a virus or worm in your RECYCLE BIN that automatically emptying your file.Regards

  • Benjamin Jr Singson Mar 28, 2011

    Hi

    Try free AVG antivirus. Go to www.avg.com and get free trial. Run the anti virus and then it will view all the infected files. Delete these files. If still not working, then you need to reinstall the operating system again to wipe out those viruses and get good anti virus.

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The recycle bin icon has disappeared from the desktop.Can you help?


Hello

Firstly, what operating system are you using? I am going to give you steps to fix this in both xp and vista.

Windows XP:
  1. Right click any blank area of your desktop. In the menu that comes up, click on “Properties.”
  2. Step 2 Click on the “Desktop” tab, and then click on the “Customize Desktop” button.
  3. Step 3 On the “General” tab, you will see a field with some standard desktop icons. Click on the “recycle bin” icon and then click on “Restore Default.” Click “OK,” and then “Apply,” and finally “OK” again. You should see your recycle bin back in its spot on your desktop. If your recycle bin is still not appearing on your desktop, try the next steps.
  4. Step 4 Right click a blank area of your task bar, point to “Toolbars,” and then click on “Desktop.”
  5. Step 5 Click on the double carets (>>) next to “Desktop” on your taskbar. Look for your recycle bin in the menu that comes up.
  6. Step 6 Drag the recycle bin from the menu to your desktop by clicking on it with your mouse, holding the mouse button down, and moving it to the desktop.
Windows Vista:

First, right-click on the Desktop and select Personalize. In the dialog box on the right hand side, there should be an option called Change desktop icons.
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On the Change desktop icons dialog box, go ahead and check the Recycle Bin box to add that back to your desktop. You’ll notice that there is a Full Recycle Bin and Empty Recycle Bin icon.
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If you click Apply, your icon should now be back on the desktop.


Really hope this can be of help.

Kind regards
Andrea

Nov 17, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Windows Vista Ultimate: Recycle Bin


If you find that when your Recycle Bin does not refresh but shows the same icon, irrespective of whether it is empty or full, here are some trouble-shooting steps you can try. Hopefully, one of these 5, should help you. 1) Check if you have installed any Theme or an Icon Package, and see if uninstalling it makes the problem go away. if so then the problem is in the Theme or Package. Also try switching the theme to Windows Classic theme and them back to Vista Aero default. 2) Right-click Desktop > Personalize > Change desktop icons > Disable / Uncheck Recycle Bin. Then click Restore Defaults. Click OK. Reboot. Now using the same method Enable /Check Recycle Bin, then restore defaults. Click OK. Refresh Desktop. 3) In the 'Desktop Icons settings' Dialog Box, check on Recycle Bin.
Then click on the ‘Recycle Bin Empty’ icon.
Click on 'Change Icon' tab.
rom the new box which opens, select the icon that shows the 'Recycle Bin Full'.
Do the same for 'Recycle Bin Full' icon.
Change it to 'Recycle Bin Empty' icon.
Now click Apply.
Now check whether, when the Recycle Bin is full, the empty-icon show. And vice versa.
If it does, go back and again change back the icons, to what they should be, using the same procedure, mentioned above. 4) Use the Group Policy Object Editor.
Type gpedit.msc in Vista's Start Menu Search bar and hit enter.
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Desktop > Remove Recycle Bin icon from desktop > Double click on it > Enable > Apply Reboot.
Next, follow the same above-mentioned steps. But this time instead of 'Enable' select 'Not Configured.
See if it helps. 5) Repair or Re-build the Icon Cache. For this the easiest way would be to download and use TuneUp Utilities or Stardocks Icon Packager. They are not freeware, but you can use the trial versions to get your job done.

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I deleted the recycle icon by accident i would like to get it back please?


Assuming you didn’t turn off all your desktop icons (right-click your desktop, choose View from the menu, and choose Show Desktop Icons if it doesn’t have a check next to it, which will turn them back on), it’s easy to get back, so stop your sweating and follow these simple steps.
  1. Right-click on your desktop and choose Personalize
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  2. Click on the Change Desktop Icons link in the upper left hand corner
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  3. In the Desktop Icons Settings window, check the Recycle Bin box and click OK
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WORKAROUND in case the above does not work loadTOCNode(1, 'workaround'); If you cannot restore the Recycle Bin by using the resolutions that are listed in this article, work around this issue by creating a shortcut to the Recycle Bin: 1. Click Start, and then click My Computer. 2. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options. 3. Click the View tab, and then click to clear the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box. 4. Click Yes when the warning message appears, and then click OK to close the Folder Options dialog box. 5. Click Folders on the toolbar.

Note If Folders is not visible on the toolbar, point to Toolbars on the View menu, and then click Standard Buttons. 6. In the left pane, under Folders, locate the Recycle Bin folder, and then drag the Recycle Bin folder to the desktop. 7. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options. 8. Click the View tab, and then click to select the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box. Click OK.Note This procedure does not re-create the original icon. However, this procedure restores most of the features of the Recycle Bin, including the following: • Delete a file by dragging it to the Recycle Bin icon on your Desktop. • Retrieve a file that you deleted by double-clicking the Recycle Bin icon on your Desktop, right-clicking the file that you want to retrieve, and then clicking Restore. • Empty the Recycle Bin by right-clicking the Recycle Bin icon on your Desktop, and then clicking Empty Recycle Bin. When you use these step to work around the problem, you cannot right-click the Recycle Bin shortcut to access the Recycle Bin Properties. To set properties for the Recycle Bin, follow these steps: 1. Double-click the Recycle Bin shortcut on the Desktop. The Recycle Bin folder opens. 2. In the upper left corner of the Recycle Bin folder, right-click the Recycle Bin icon, and then click Properties.

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Recycle bin







1. Click Start, and then click My Computer. 2. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options. 3. Click the View tab, and then click to clear the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box. 4. Click Yes when the warning message appears, and then click OK to close the Folder Options dialog box. 5. Click Folders on the toolbar.

Note If Folders is not visible on the toolbar, point to Toolbars on the View menu, and then click Standard Buttons. 6. In the left pane, under Folders, locate the Recycle Bin folder, and then drag the Recycle Bin folder to the desktop. 7. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options. 8. Click the View tab, and then click to select the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box. Click OK.Note This procedure does not re-create the original icon. However, this procedure restores most of the features of the Recycle Bin, including the following: • Delete a file by dragging it to the Recycle Bin icon on your Desktop. • Retrieve a file that you deleted by double-clicking the Recycle Bin icon on your Desktop, right-clicking the file that you want to retrieve, and then clicking Restore. • Empty the Recycle Bin by right-clicking the Recycle Bin icon on your Desktop, and then clicking Empty Recycle Bin. When you use these step to work around the problem, you cannot right-click the Recycle Bin shortcut to access the Recycle Bin Properties. To set properties for the Recycle Bin, follow these steps: 1. Double-click the Recycle Bin shortcut on the Desktop. The Recycle Bin folder opens. 2. In the upper left corner of the Recycle Bin folder, right-click the Recycle Bin icon, and then click Properties.

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Recycle bin got deleted


1. Click Start, and then click My Computer. 2. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options. 3. Click the View tab, and then click to clear the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box. 4. Click Yes when the warning message appears, and then click OK to close the Folder Options dialog box. 5. Click Folders on the toolbar.

Note If Folders is not visible on the toolbar, point to Toolbars on the View menu, and then click Standard Buttons. 6. In the left pane, under Folders, locate the Recycle Bin folder, and then drag the Recycle Bin folder to the desktop. 7. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options. 8. Click the View tab, and then click to select the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box. Click OK.Note This procedure does not re-create the original icon. However, this procedure restores most of the features of the Recycle Bin, including the following: • Delete a file by dragging it to the Recycle Bin icon on your Desktop. • Retrieve a file that you deleted by double-clicking the Recycle Bin icon on your Desktop, right-clicking the file that you want to retrieve, and then clicking Restore. • Empty the Recycle Bin by right-clicking the Recycle Bin icon on your Desktop, and then clicking Empty Recycle Bin. When you use these step to work around the problem, you cannot right-click the Recycle Bin shortcut to access the Recycle Bin Properties. To set properties for the Recycle Bin, follow these steps: 1. Double-click the Recycle Bin shortcut on the Desktop. The Recycle Bin folder opens. 2. In the upper left corner of the Recycle Bin folder, right-click the Recycle Bin icon, and then click Properties.

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Error message: "Not enough free space to delete 'filename'"


This error occurs because Windows CE first moves the file to the recycle bin before deleting it, and if there is insufficient space, the error message is displayed and the system appears to hang. To resolve this issue, use one or more of the following methods. * Empty the Recycle Bin Use the following steps to empty the Recycle Bin: 1. Depress the "Alt" key and tap the Recycle Bin. 2. Tap "Empty Recycle Bin" 3. Tap "Yes" when asked to confirm the file deletion. * Change the Properties for the Recycle Bin so that files are deleted instead of being moved to the Recycle Bin. Use the following steps to change the properties of the Recycle Bin. 1. Depress the "Alt" key and tap the Recycle Bin. 2. Tap "Properties". 3. Tap the check box for "Do not move file to the Recycle Bin, remove immediately on delete". * To make additional space available for the Recycle Bin. Use the following steps to change the properties of the Recycle Bin. 1. Depress the "Alt" key and tap the Recycle Bin. 2. Tap "Properties". 3. Tap the slider to the right.

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Error message: "Not enough free space to delete 'filename'"


This error occurs because Windows CE first moves the file to the recycle bin before deleting it, and if there is insufficient space, the error message is displayed and the system appears to hang. To resolve this issue, use one or more of the following methods. * Empty the Recycle Bin Use the following steps to empty the Recycle Bin: 1. Depress the "Alt" key and tap the Recycle Bin. 2. Tap "Empty Recycle Bin" 3. Tap "Yes" when asked to confirm the file deletion. * Change the Properties for the Recycle Bin so that files are deleted instead of being moved to the Recycle Bin. Use the following steps to change the properties of the Recycle Bin. 1. Depress the "Alt" key and tap the Recycle Bin. 2. Tap "Properties". 3. Tap the check box for "Do not move file to the Recycle Bin, remove immediately on delete". * To make additional space available for the Recycle Bin. Use the following steps to change the properties of the Recycle Bin. 1. Depress the "Alt" key and tap the Recycle Bin. 2. Tap "Properties". 3. Tap the slider to the right.

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Windows CE device


This error occurs because Windows CE first moves the file to the recycle bin before deleting it, and if there is insufficient space, the error message is displayed and the system appears to hang. To resolve this issue, use one or more of the following methods. * Empty the Recycle Bin Use the following steps to empty the Recycle Bin: 1. Depress the "Alt" key and tap the Recycle Bin. 2. Tap "Empty Recycle Bin" 3. Tap "Yes" when asked to confirm the file deletion. * Change the Properties for the Recycle Bin so that files are deleted instead of being moved to the Recycle Bin. Use the following steps to change the properties of the Recycle Bin. 1. Depress the "Alt" key and tap the Recycle Bin. 2. Tap "Properties". 3. Tap the check box for "Do not move file to the Recycle Bin, remove immediately on delete". * To make additional space available for the Recycle Bin. Use the following steps to change the properties of the Recycle Bin. 1. Depress the "Alt" key and tap the Recycle Bin. 2. Tap "Properties". 3. Tap the slider to the right.

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Windows CE device


This error occurs because Windows CE first moves the file to the recycle bin before deleting it, and if there is insufficient space, the error message is displayed and the system appears to hang. To resolve this issue, use one or more of the following methods. * Empty the Recycle Bin Use the following steps to empty the Recycle Bin: 1. Depress the "Alt" key and tap the Recycle Bin. 2. Tap "Empty Recycle Bin" 3. Tap "Yes" when asked to confirm the file deletion. * Change the Properties for the Recycle Bin so that files are deleted instead of being moved to the Recycle Bin. Use the following steps to change the properties of the Recycle Bin. 1. Depress the "Alt" key and tap the Recycle Bin. 2. Tap "Properties". 3. Tap the check box for "Do not move file to the Recycle Bin, remove immediately on delete". * To make additional space available for the Recycle Bin. Use the following steps to change the properties of the Recycle Bin. 1. Depress the "Alt" key and tap the Recycle Bin. 2. Tap "Properties". 3. Tap the slider to the right.

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Windows CE device


This error occurs because Windows CE first moves the file to the recycle bin before deleting it, and if there is insufficient space, the error message is displayed and the system appears to hang. To resolve this issue, use one or more of the following methods. * Empty the Recycle Bin Use the following steps to empty the Recycle Bin: 1. Depress the "Alt" key and tap the Recycle Bin. 2. Tap "Empty Recycle Bin" 3. Tap "Yes" when asked to confirm the file deletion. * Change the Properties for the Recycle Bin so that files are deleted instead of being moved to the Recycle Bin. Use the following steps to change the properties of the Recycle Bin. 1. Depress the "Alt" key and tap the Recycle Bin. 2. Tap "Properties". 3. Tap the check box for "Do not move file to the Recycle Bin, remove immediately on delete". * To make additional space available for the Recycle Bin. Use the following steps to change the properties of the Recycle Bin. 1. Depress the "Alt" key and tap the Recycle Bin. 2. Tap "Properties". 3. Tap the slider to the right.

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