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My recycle bin isn't working, files are "permanently deleted" bypassing recycle bin,

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  1. prakashdeb

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    Hi... I have a Dell Laptop which is running Windows 7. Whenever i try to delete something, the dialogue box asks "would you like to permanently delete this file?" and seems to totally bypass the recycle bin.

    I tried right clicking the recycle bin icon to change properties. The options for "Custom size" and "Don't move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted" are UNCHECKED but are also both greyed out and cannot be changed! "Display delete confirmation dialog" is not grayed out, and is checked.

    Also my C: drive doesn't have the Recycle.bin folder. I tried to fix the Recycle bin settings from command prompt by running : rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin. But still after restarting the computer the recycle.bin folder was not there.

    Is there any fix for this?
     
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    try SFC /SCANNOW from cmd prompt
     
  3. prakashdeb

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    I tried sfc /scannow

    It gave me the following message: Windows Resource Protection did not find ant integrity violations.
    Any other suggestion?
     
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    try a chkdsk /r
     
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    Have you got a sticky shift key?
     
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    Are you trying to delete items off your local disk, or a network drive? Network drive deletions skip the Recycle Bin and get permanently deleted.
     
  7. prakashdeb

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    Hi,


    I am deleting files from the local drive.
    I have tried creating a new user account but the issue was not fixed. The laptop is in a domain. The above issue doesn't occur in safe mode. I tried to find out if a service or startup item is causing this but was not able to locate any. I have ran SFC scannow and checkdisk, it didn't help.

    There is no group policy which is affecting this.



     
  8. Mark1956

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    The $Recycle.bin will not be visible on your C: drive unless you have Protected Operating System files set to be visible.

    Lets do a search to see if the recycle bin exists.


    Please download SystemLook for your operating system from one of the links below and save it to your Desktop.



    • Double-click SystemLook.exe to run it.
    • Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
    • Copy and paste everything in the codebox below into the main textfield:
      Code:
      :folderfind
      *recycle*
      
    • Click the Look button to start the scan.
    • When finished, a Notepad window will open SystemLook.txt with the results of the search and save a copy on your Desktop.
    • Please copy and paste the contents of that log in your next reply.
     
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