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Recycle Bin

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by SUPET6, Jan 5, 2002.

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  1. SUPET6

    SUPET6 Thread Starter

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    Hi, just a trivial question. My Recycle Bin always shows as full even nothing is in it. Does anybody know which registry key I should change? Thanks.
     
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Hello,

    Try this:

    Reboot in MS-DOS, and type the following lines to delete your recycle bin, clicking 'enter' after each line:

    attrib -s -h c:\recycled
    deltree c:\recycled
    exit (to return to Windows)

    Your Recycle bin will be recreated, and your problem should be over.

    Good luck,
     
  3. Dodge

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    Another possibility is to do this. Right Click on the Recyle Bin. Choose Properties. Make sure of what Percentage of your Hard drive is to be used by the Recycle bin. Make sure it isn't set to 0...
     
  4. Mosaic1

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    One other thing to check is whether or not the correct icon is assigned. There is one icon for a full bin and another for an empty one.
    Go to Display properties>effects. Have a look at the icons assigned.
     
  5. oobydooby

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    At least you have a recycle bin.

    Somehow my recycle bin icon has disappeared from my desktop. It is also not anywhere as a folder in explorer.

    I can delete (send files to recycle bin) by right clicking and deleting using the popup menu, but I am unable to recover them if I later decide I need them. The icons are still available in the icons menu folder.

    I now the files I delete are still on the hdd as when I use a programme to clean up the hdd of unwanted clutter it lists all the deleted files. Unfortunately I cannot recover them using this application.

    Any ideas ( assuming you stop laughing long enough to reply)

    he he:)
     
  6. oobydooby

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    At least you have a recycle bin.

    Somehow my recycle bin icon has disappeared from my desktop. It is also not anywhere as a folder in explorer.

    I can delete (send files to recycle bin) by right clicking and deleting using the popup menu, but I am unable to recover them if I later decide I need them. The icons are still available in the icons menu folder.

    I know the files I delete are still on the hdd as when I use a programme to clean up the hdd of unwanted clutter it lists all the deleted files. Unfortunately I cannot recover them using this application.

    Any ideas ( assuming you stop laughing long enough to reply)

    he he:)
     
  7. TonyKlein

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    C:\Recycled is a hidden folder.
    Go to view/folder options, and make sure 'show all files' is checked.

    I'm sure it's there, or you wouldn't probably be able to send files there.

    Are you running TweakUI, and is RecycLe Bin unchecked on the Desktop tab?

    If that's not the case, first try this:

    Copy the bold to Notepad:

    REGEDIT4

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer
    \Desktop\NameSpace\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
    @="Recycle Bin"


    Save as REcycled.reg, and doubleclick.
    Choose 'yes'to import it into the Registry.

    Now go to your desktop, rightclick it, and choose 'Refresh'.

    Tell us whether that works.

    Good luck,
     
  8. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Sorry, crooked regfile.

    Download the attached Reycled.txt, and RENAME it (save as) Recycled.reg

    Import that one instead.


    Good luck,
     

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  9. oobydooby

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    I have changed the txt file to a reg file and did as suggested.

    Still no sign of that elusive recycle bin.

    BTW your response was very quick, thanks.
     
  10. Dodge

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    oobydooby, Go to Start/Run/ and type Recycle c: This will get the recycle bin back to your Desktop for you...

    You can also add a Recycle bin to any Pratition or Extra Hard drives you have by just typing Recycle then the letter of that drive....
     
  11. TonyKlein

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    Have you looked for C:\Recycled after checking 'show all files' in Folder Options?

    Do you have the folder in C:?
     
  12. oobydooby

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    Well I now have a recycle folder on c: but the icon does not look like the original easte bi. Searching does not find recycle files except the txt you sent so I suspect that somehow I deleted the ini files or something like that.

    I clicked onthe recycled icon in explorer and found files I deleted yesterday and by right clicking on a few I couls restore them, so it seems that I can now recover files if they are deleted in error.

    I do not yet have a shortcut on the desktop, but as I was writing this I thought maybe I need to just add a shortcut to the folder that I have just talked about. will let you know the results.
     
  13. oobydooby

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    I have tried to create a shortcut to the said folder but it does not show when I browse for the command line (I think that is the right word).

    However I do have one recycle bin on my hard drive and can recover files from it so your help has at least ..well.. helped immensely.

    Many thanks, a partial solution is better than none.

    I have been here less than 24 hours and already two problems have been solved. Now for the third of many..he he

    How did I ever mange without you guys.
     
  14. Dodge

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    Did you try the Recycle C: command on the Run Menu? That should get it back. I have done this many times in the past.....
     
  15. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Hi Dodge,

    That's an interesting run command, which I haven't seen before in regards to a missing Recycle Bin.

    Could you tell me how you came across that one?

    I'm intrigued.

    Cheers,
     
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