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How to get administrator permission to restore files in the recycle bin?

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  1. BIGALX58

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    By mistake I sent a folder, containing photos...2.3 MB, to the recycle bin. I have always been able to restore files from the bin in the past. Today I can't because I don't have admin permission. How can I get the permission? If not, how can I restore the folder back to my photo gallery? Thanks.
     
  2. Macboatmaster

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    Open C drive
    on organize - folder and search options click view
    check show hidden files and folders and UNCHECK hide protected operating system files - agree the warning
    open recycle bin in that location
    the top one is the bin on your desktop
    see if it will restore from there


    if that does not work I suspect you will find other problems - for instance can you access system restore.
     
  3. BIGALX58

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    It worked!!! At least, when I opened the bin, nothing was there...and the pics were in the photo gallery. Thanks.
     
  4. Macboatmaster

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    Cheers
    Have you checked if all appears in order with the permissions on your account
     
  5. BIGALX58

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    No...how does one do that?
     
  6. BIGALX58

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    Oops! The file that I mentioned originally is back in the recycle bin....I don't know what's going on!!! Anyway, I did what you suggested again and it didn't work...it still asks for admin permission. #$#$#%^))*
     
  7. Macboatmaster

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    as above I know I said if it did not work - the restore from the recycle bin, but I think it best to check
    NOTE your last posted as I was typing

    try cmd prompt admin rights
    type
    sfc /scannow
     
  8. BIGALX58

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    I can get as far as sfc / scannow and what do you enter on the next line?
     
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    you do not enter anything you type
    sfc /scannow

    you then press enter

    I think you have the space wrong
     
  10. BIGALX58

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    It says that I have to be an administrator to run sfc...
     
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    I am signing off it is 0035
    I was just about to press big switch when I saw your reply

    DID you right click and run the cmd prompt as admin
    that is windows button
    type
    cmd
    when it appears above right click and click run as admin
     
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    When Restoring from the recycle bin, are you using the same account as where the picture files belong to ? You should be using the same account which owns the pictures.
     
  13. BIGALX58

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    No...I'm sorry, I'm not sure what you mean. Thanks for your help...it's getting late for you.
     
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    Hi Lunar...I think that I am...in the past I had no probs.
     
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    Good morning/afternoon Mac....I figured out how to run sfc and it found no violations. I deleted the file from the recycle bin because I found that I still have all of the pictures in the photo gallery. Maybe this is a one time occurrence.
     
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