The Recycle Bin in Windows is a place for deleted files, from where they can be restored or permanently deleted

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Can I rename my “Recyle Bin” folder in WinXP?

I want to rename my "Recycle Bin" folder on my Windows XP system so that it's like the "Trash Can" of my Ubuntu's. I cannot find a simple "Rename" command on right-clicking. I might have to head ...
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Password Protect Recycle Bin

Is there any way to password protect my Recycle Bin so that whatever I delete no body can restore it except me. or any other method (using a Software) by which I can protect my Recycle Bin.
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Open items in recycle bin without restoring

I just noticed that I can open folders from the recycle bin without restoring them. I have the qttabbar extension that adds tabs to the standard windows explorer and I accidentally middle-clicked a ...
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Empty Recycle Bin error “Cannot Delete Dc12: Access denied.”

The Dc number can vary. The error is a sporadic, but when it happens it prevents the contents of the recycle bin from being deleted. It can also occur when the recycle bin appears to be empty, yet it ...
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How do I get Windows 7 to NOT use the recycling Bin on a removable drive?

How do I get Windows 7 to NOT use the recycling Bin on a removable drive? I've already told Windows to not use the function on that drive but Windows still creates the "Recycling Bin" folder. It stays ...
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what is the path of the recycle bin directory?

I dragged a file to the recycle bin a few days ago. I have Windows 7 premium on a 245 GB partition, a 240 GB SSD, and a 250 SSD. And somewhere in the past few days I incidentally installed Delta ...
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Options For Deleting A Folder, Which Won't Seem to Delete? [duplicate]

I'm trying to delete a folder unsuccessfully. When I try to delete it or move it to the Recycle Bin, the following message appears: As far as I can tell, it is not open in another program or ...
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Setting Windows 7's Recycle Bin to automatically have a default disk space allocation for deleted files from newly mounted drives

How do I set Windows 7's Recycle Bin to automatically have a default disk space allocation for deleted files from external hard drives and TrueCrypt-mounted volumes? I remember in Windows XP, I can ...
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What is the command line way of sending files to the recycle bin?

Is there a command line program that can send files to the recycle bin? This is on XP and Vista.
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How can I get to the recycle bin without the desktop icon in windows 7?

I hate having anything on my desktop. I usually remove all the icons from the desktop, even the recycle bin. Occasionally I need to access the recycle bin, but having to re-enable the icon just to ...
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Prevent permanent deletion of files in Windows XP

First, I'm running Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3. Is there any way to disable the permanent delete? Normally, deleted files go to the Recycle Bin. Can I disable the bypass-recycle-bin-delete ...
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Which folder is recycle bin in on Win7? How to check files there?

I was using another account before. Let me call it account A. And I deleted a lot of files to the Recycycle Bin at that time. But before I removed account A I forgot to empty the Recycle Bin. My ...
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Why is the Windows 8 recycle bin using more space than it is allocated?

I ran WinDirStat to scan the contents of my hard drive. I was surprised to see that the $RECYCLE.BIN folder on my D: drive takes 26 GB of space. I emptied the recycle bin, refreshed the folder in ...
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All files in Recycle Bin got restored to the desktop on boot; why?

Like the title says. Yesterday I started up my laptop and there it was: the whole desktop, full with old files that I deleted a while ago. This is the second time I've had this problem. The last ...
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Delete files from shared folder

I am trying to safely delete files from a shared folder hosted on the server. However file doesn't move to the recycle bin when deleted because I'm not the owner. How do I force the file to be moved ...
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How to delete $RECYCLE.BIN folder on external hard disk?

I have a $RECYCLE.BIN folder on my external hard disk that takes up space and contains files that should be deleted permanently. I know that I am allowed to delete this folder, but how do I do that? ...
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Why are “ghost files” accumulating in my Recycle Bin? (Detected via SequoiaView)

Over the past several months my available Hard Drive space has seemed to gradually decrease faster than my actual usage. I finally noticed in SequoiaView that "ghosts" of many of the files that I had ...
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Why does the recycle bin have a size limit? [closed]

What is the reason we can/should limit the size of the recycle bin in Windows? Why not just make it unlimited, and empty it when you feel like it? (I know we can customize the size, but don't see ...
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What is the data structure used by Recycle bin & hows it implemented [duplicate]

In a Windows file system, we cannot created a folder or file with the same name. For example, New Folder. If there is a existing folder already named as "New Folder" and if we create another folder ...
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Network Recycle Bin Tool

Has any ever used the Network Recycle Bin tool? Is that legit? Need to have our network shared drives go into a Recycle Bin. A user has deleted a file from one of our network drives and would like ...
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Use Explorer for deleting files/folders in Total Commander

Putting ExplorerForCopy=1 in the .ini file instructs Total Commander to use Explorer for copying of files, but is there a similar option to make it use Explorer for deleting files and folders? I need ...
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Is it safe to manually manipulate contents of $RECYCLE.BIN

I was wondering if anybody knows whether it is safe to manually delete or move files found in LETTER:\$RECYCLE.BIN folders? If a file is placed into the recycle bin and then I manually move it from ...
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User RECYCLER folders have thousands of hidden files

We have a "Users" folder that is the root of all user files and network profiles. Using a directory size utility (WinDirStat), I stumbled upon a strange and worrisome problem - thousands of files ...
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How big is the Windows Recycle Bin?

I was deleting old files and folders and got this: So I thought to myself, how big is the Recycle Bin?
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How to undo more than just one single action in Windows shell?

Is it by any chance possible to undo more than just a single action in Windows? Here's a very simple example of what I mean. I have created following two text files on the Desktop. New Text ...
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How to get back or restore deleted data from recycle bin? [duplicate]

Basically I have deleted all the data which had tons of documents and now I want to get those data back. I use Windows 7 ultimate (fake version) - used backup, restore data files through control panel ...
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Batch script move files from Windows Recycle Bin

Is there a way to move files from the Windows Recycle Bin to another folder using a batch script? Background: I have a folder named C:\Temp on my computer. I clear this folder every week using a ...
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How to fix Windows 7 always delete file permanently

I am using a laptop from my company, installed with Windows 7. I found that I cannot delete the files to Recycle Bin. The files will always deleted permanently without going to the Recycle Bin. I am ...
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deleted Win7 files do not show up in recycle bin

On Windows 7, I do not see files that I delete from the local computer in the Recycle bin. The problem occurs all the time in an otherwise healthy computer. The funny part is that if I have the RECBIN ...
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Does a program/tool exists where you can control if the recycle bin appears filled?

I throw a lot of Shortcuts in the recycle bin and I don't want it to appear filled just because some shortcuts which occupy virtually no space on my hard disk. So, is there a program or tool where you ...
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Windows - Can't delete folder from Recycle Bin and it won't restore

Chain of events: Empty Recycle Bin silently fails. Tried it repeatedly. Selected ranges of items in Recycle Bin and deleted them (some didn't work), narrowing down until only one item was left: a ...
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Recover recycle bin data when deleted data exceeds the bin capacity [closed]

My recycle bin was empty. I deleted the 6 GB of data but when I restoring it I get only 4 Gb. How can I recover the 2 GB ??
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Windows 7: How to display the total size of Recycle Bin

On Windows XP, the total size of Recycle Bin could be seen easily, but I can't see it on Windows 7. Why did Microsoft hide/remove this feature? Am I missing something? REMARK 1: I don't need to see ...
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Why deleting a file in windows re-spin / wake up / power up all the hard drives?

If I delete a file on HD 1, and HD 2 is sleeping (power down), windows spins it up for some reason. I'm using the regular recyle bin. Turning off the recycle bin for all partitions on HD 2 won't help ...
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Some files not appearing in recycle bin

Today I had something very strange happen. I have an Access database which is split into the UI in one file and the data in the other. I had a new version of the UI, so as usual I selected the old ...
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Limit to number of files in the Recycle Bin?

A couple of weeks ago I was carefully deleting an old backup of my data drive. I did a duplicate-file check between the old backup and the live copy and deleted the old copies to the Recycle Bin. It ...
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Does windows7 log the files I've recycled?

Over the past week or so I've recycled and then deleted a lot of photos. I realize now that I would like to know the number of photos I've deleted. Is there any way to do this? Is there a log file ...
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Windows 7 Recycle Bin sort by Date Modified

In the Recycle Bin, I sorted by 'Date Modified', but the result is not in the proper order. It was neither ascending nor descending. Other sorts (by Date deleted, size, item type) all work well. Does ...
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Recycle Bin not showing any items [duplicate]

I have deleted multiple files from my system. The Recycle Bin icon on the Desktop is also showing full but when I am exploring the Recycle Bin it is not displaying any items in it. I am using ...
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Automatically deleting old files from recycling bin while keeping the new ones?

I want an explorer add-on which will delete old files from recycling bin after a time period. For example, I want to set the time limit to 30 days. When I delete a file in Windows, the software will ...
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Scheduling The Recycle Bin To Empty Itself?

Quite often I forget or neglect the Recycle Bin and the amount of debris that is disposed within it. Whilst I don't feel it to be critical, I would like to know what options exist that maybe ...
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Move files to directory instead of recycle bin

I want all deleted files (with DEL-key or context menu > delete) not to be moved to the Recycle Bin but to another directory (like "Deleted Files" for instance), thus changing the default behavior of ...
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Change Recycling Bin Location

I have a SSD as a primary hard drive, and one HDD for storage. I want the recycling bin to be on the HDD. I want is so that even if I delete files from the SSD the end up on the HDD's recycling bin. ...
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Customizing the Recycle Bin in Windows 7

I'd like to remove the words "recycle bin" from the screen but leave the icon there. I was able to do this in Windows XP, but I can't remember how to do it. Also, I'd like to change the icon from a ...
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What are the $Recycle.bin folders and their contents on each HDD despite the recycle bin being empty?

What are the $Recycle.bin folders and their contents on each HDD despite the Recycle bin being empty? I can actually Shift+Delete them. What are these, some of them are huge. This is on Windows ...
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Internal drive does not appear in the Recycle Bin Properties

Windows 2003 Server, 2GB internal NTFS drive. It's not showing on the recycle bin properties. How do I fix this?
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Recycle Bin acquires thousands of files

I am using a stand-alone PC desktop computer with Win 7. When computer slows down, I find that the recycle bin has thousands of files. Most recently, 18,200+ files. I empty it. Most files are .gif - ...
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Recover temporary files create during a Word session

I was in the middle of creating a document when Microsoft Word crashed. When I restarted, it asked me what I wanted to do with some temporary file, to which I answered delete. But unfortunately it was ...
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Kingston USB files keep disappearing

Ive been reorganising my files on my Kingston USB and the files keep disappearing before my eyes, I have checked the recycle bin and there is no sign of them there, Ive checked the Cdrive on my ...
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Folder refuses to be moved to Recycle Bin under Windows 7

I have a folder with files for the project I work with. I move it from my desktop to laptop and back, almost every day, depending on which machine I use it on at the time. The process of the move is ...