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deleted files not showing up in recycle bin

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by CarltonBanks, May 6, 2005.

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  1. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks Thread Starter

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    I deleted some files but they don't show up in the recycle bin. I checked show hidden files and nothing shows up. Also, when I try to empty the recycle bin, it gives me an error that dc438 is in use.
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Open the recycle bin and right click on the open space. Select properties. If on the Global tab you have a checkmark in the box by "Do not move files to recycle bin ..." you've found your reason. Otherwise, I have no idea what's happening.
     
  3. Augie65

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    This seems to work for many:

    Make sure that something is in the Recycle Bin (delete any file). With the Recycle Bin closed, right click on the desktop icon and choose: Empty Recycle Bin. When the confirm box appears, click ok. Reboot. Now the Recycle Bin should work correctly.
     
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    Thanks, using the empty recycle bin option from the desktop worked.
     
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