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Solved: Unable to move files to Recycle Bin

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Apocalypsing, Dec 16, 2011.

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  1. Apocalypsing

    Apocalypsing Thread Starter

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    Well, my desktop is a terrible mess, and I'm trying to move most of the files there to the Recycle Bin. But Windows is being stubborn... Ever since I reduced the privileges of all the user accounts on my laptop, and created an Admin account with a password for extra security, I can't move files there any more. :(

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    I did a Google search of the error, and found no useful results of relevance to my problem.

    Specs:
    4GB DDR2 RAM
    Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.26GHz (2 cores, 2 threads)
    AMD Radeon 3650, 512MB DDR2
    Windows 7 Home Premium x86 SP1
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Right click on the Recycle bin - Properties - what is the Maximum size? If it is less than the 17 GB you are trying to move (plus whatever space is already used) that may be the cause of the problem.
     
  3. Apocalypsing

    Apocalypsing Thread Starter

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    There is no limit on the size of files that can be placed in the Recycle Bin. And I still have over 70 gigabytes of free internal drive space. I tried moving the same files again and it worked later - really weird...
     
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