Saturday, November 12, 2005

Deleted files don’t go to Recycle Bin

Due to some changes in the Windows settings or Registry changes, it can happen that the deleted files or folders do not go to Recycle Bin but they are permanently deleted. These are some of the steps which can be tried to rectify the problem.

Empty Recycle Bin: This may sound simple, but it solves the problem sometimes, so there’s no harm in trying it. Right click on the Recycle Bin icon and click “Empty Recycle Bin” even if it is empty.

Recycle Bin Properties: Right click on the Recycle Bin icon and click "Properties" option. Here, under "Global" tab make sure that option "Use one setting for all drives" is selected and the option "Do not move files to Recycle Bin" is unchecked.

Registry fix: Download this Registry file and save it with the default filename (which has a .REG extension). Double click on it and click "Yes" to agree to merge it to Registry. Restart the PC to make the changes take effect.

Delete the "Recycled" folder: Go to Start > Run and type the command cmd and press Enter key to go to Command Prompt. Here, at the command prompt, type rd /s /q C:\recycled and press Enter key. Repeat this command for all the drives by changing the drive letter in the above command. Reboot the system and check whether the Recycle Bin works correctly or not. For NTFS systems, replace recycled by recycler.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

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1:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you very much. Your reg fix restored functionality to my Recycle Bin. Very Impressed.

Peace be with you,

Fr. Scott

2:41 PM  
Anonymous kiran choughule said...

thankyou for your tips and i will surely us it .

6:12 PM  
Blogger mak said...

The reg cure for the recycle bin worked great thanks,,Mak

7:07 AM  
Blogger DBCX said...

Worked like a charm. I am running Windows 2000 SP4. Thank you very much.

2:56 AM  
Blogger aish said...

how to rename recycle bin ?

6:21 PM  
Anonymous sue said...

I wish I had visited your site earlier and saved myself much time and effort. Many thanks for your registry fix - absolutely great.

9:22 PM  
Blogger Matthew M said...

Sadly, this workaround does no good when working on a PC at school where I don't have administrator access. WTF is Microsoft's problem? Stuff like this never gets fixed. Are we supposed to hope the next OS version won't do this? Nice. Maybe by Windows 247.0 they will get a clue and try to look at their OS from the point of view of a user rather than "developers, developers, developers..." Until more schools and workplaces dump Wintel for Mac, we are screwed by Microsoft's get-it-out-the-door and forget about it mentality. There, now I've had a good rant too.

4:33 AM  
Anonymous jeanette said...

thanks! it really works here ^_^ thanks also to my friend GAB, she gave me the site!

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks a lot.. the second solution did it for me..

-- jay (Philippines)

9:21 AM  
Anonymous GH said...

Empty the Recycle Bin solved the problem in Windows 7

2:21 AM  
Anonymous Arjan said...

@Matthew M: Maybe there is a reason that your school didn't give you admin rights?

Can't see how Microsoft is the problem with that.
Better ask the IT people at school to fix it.

2:41 AM  
Blogger AAMIR said...

thanx for ur suppotr and resolving my problems
thanx very muchkinde

12:38 PM  
Blogger ShubhoDeep Chakravorty said...

After typing in cmd propt it shows the "The system can not find the file specified" Now what to do?

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Blogger Joshdrick said...

Thanks man it helped me. The fix was in the properties thingy.

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Sumit Mishra said...

Thanks a Lot....
It really helped me....

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Blogger Henry Gill said...

Really losing priceless data is annoying and panic moment. I too encounter same issue once my file too gets deleted but thanks to Data Recovery Software using which I able to recover them.

4:57 PM  

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