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Questions tagged [recycle-bin]

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

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Script to update persistent list of Recycle Bin item directories then empty + script to 'cipher /w:' list then clear list, is it possible?

My goal is to change the 'Empty Recycle Bin' option(both in the recycle bin, and in right click context menu) so that it adds the directories of every item about to be emptied to a list, and then ...
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How to import “RECYCLER” folders into Windows?

question: If I connect a HDD to my PC, how can I import the RECYCLER folder into Windows XP? In other words: How can I tell Windows XP to include the content of D:\RECYCLER\ in the recycle bin? case ...
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Why does Windows 10 take so long to empty the recycle bin

I just recently upgraded my system and my new motherboard only has drivers for Windows 10 so I had to upgrade my OS at the same time from Window 7 Pro 64bit to Windows 10 Pro 64bit (1809). While ...
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How to turn on Recycle Bin on veracrypt volume in windows 8

I am using veracrypt with an encrypted file on an USB stick, mounting that as volume M in Windows 8.1. There is a M:\$Recycle.Bin, so I thought that files I delete with Windows Explorer should go ...
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How to make all deleted files go to Recycle Bin on Windows? [closed]

I need to have all deleted files go to the Recycle Bin. How can I force Windows to move files to Recycle Bin during every delete operation?
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Recover large amount of files from Recycle Bin in OneDrive

I have an account for OneDrive for Business through my university email. Slightly more than one month ago I deleted some files by mistake, and of course, I just noticed it. I now found all the files ...
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Corrupted Recycle Bin?

I used a freeware duplicate removal tool called "dupeGuru" to remove some duplicates. It does not have an option to just delete the files, only an option to "move selected files to recycle bin." The ...
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OneDrive and Recycle bin

I am a bit confused on how OneDrive and deleted items work. I've my desktop synched, and when I delete an item it goes to my Windows 10 Recycle bin (and also OneDrive Recycle bin). If I log on to ...
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Some files still remain in $RECYCLE.BIN

I ran a scan with SpaceSniffer and WinDirStat and noticed that there are over 11 gigs of files stored in $RECYCLE.BIN and when I open it, all the folders inside show 0 bytes. My recycle bin is empty ...
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What does C:\$RECYCLE.BIN contain? [duplicate]

When I visit the C:\$RECYCLE.BIN on Windows 10, I can see not only a link to the Reycle Bin but also two other directories, which I cannot access. Upon taking ownership of one of the directories and ...
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Retrieve all the deleted files

I deleted all the PDF files from the desktop with the command find . -name '*.pdf' -delete Is there an option to get them back? I look into the recycle bin and seems they are not there. I will ...
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How can I index recycle bin?

How can I index recycle bin? (There were so many instructions that I didn't ask and already know. So I edited everything out to focus on the subject.)
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How can I set a time limit on the Recycle Bin?

How can I set a time limit on Windows 7 Recycle Bin? What is the Recycle Bin? The Recycle Bin in Windows 7 Starter is a file to restore deleted files. They are kept there indefinitely. But, ...
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Q: Windows 10 Recycle Bin icon “glitch”?

ICON: BIN WINDOW: ICON SETTINGS: PROPERTIES: This happened few days ago. I've checked every fix out there and they don't seem to fix this issue
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Why is Windows using all RAM for deleting files?

I have a huge backup archive on a secondary hard drive that I'm deleting right now. After hours of progress in the delete dialog windows is now stuck on 99% and is filling up my RAM. Interestingly the ...
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Accidentally deleted torrent on uTorrent

So I've been downloading this torrent for 3 days now, its 180GB and instead of pause I somehow clicked delete torrent+data. The data and torrent is in the recycle bin still. How do I get them back to ...
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Deleting Files from CMD or Powershell and Recycle Bin

When using command prompt or Powershell and the Remove-Item, del, or RD, why don't the items you delete end up in the recycle bin?
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How do I open a recycled file from cmd?

if you DIR /a /b /s C:\$Recycle.Bin You will find some regular files, and some that have been turned into "info files" that look like $RT58F.png. If you go into the explorer they are shown as their ...
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Cleanly remove a Recycling Bin on a partition planned for deletion

I have an old partition on disk I plan to remove from the system and it still has a recycling bin folder with files in it. I can see this from a Linux installation. I guess Windows creates a ...
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How to see the original path of a file in the recycle bin?

When right clicking a file in the Recycle Bin I can't see what file path that file originally had. Since Windows must know the original file path (how else would it be able to restore the file to it's ...
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Recycle bin and External HDD [duplicate]

When I plug in my Seagate external hard disk, it has a folder named $RECYCLE.BIN which is empty. Its been fine upto now. Now when i delete a folder from my Desktop of my PC, the folder goes into the ...
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External hard drive and Recycle Bin behavior

When my Seagate external hard drive is plugged in, its $RECYCLE.BIN folder automatically contains all the files contained in the Recycle Bin of the PC. Is it true that actually we don't have any ...
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Recycle Bin crashes explorer.exe

I accidentally deleted a folder containing a couple hundred thousand files. It's (presumably) currently in my recycle bin. Attempting to open the recycle bin, however, is futile, as explorer.exe ...
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missing option to move file to recycle bin

recently, i bought a seagate backup plus slim 2TB external HDD so that i could move my in-game recorded video before editing. i used a third party partition software to format my new drive to NTFS ...
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How do I hide the hide Recycle Bin from the desktop in Windows 10?

I prefer it when there aren't any items on the desktop. Is there a way to hide the Recycle Bin in Windows 10?
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How to Retain File Names that are being mangled when I Move/ Cut Files from Recycle Bin to a selected folder [closed]

How To? Retain File Names being mangled when Move/ Cut select Files from Recycle Bin to a selected location Move/ Cut select Files from Recycle Bin to a selected location retaining File Names ...
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Getting the restore location of an item inside the Recycle Bin, prior to restoring

I have a folder named src in the Recycle Bin. The context menu gives the option to restore, but it gives no hint about the location where the item would be restored to. Is there any way to find that ...
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Recycle Bin on Windows disappeared

I accidentally (and stupidly) wrote the following command: rm -r blah ~ I meant to write the following: rm -r blah "~" Fortunately I managed to stop it at around ".android" as there was a readonly ...
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Is it possible to delete a file in VBA Word 2013 and send it to the Recycle Bin?

I delete a file using Sub RenameActiveFile() by Kmote '''' ' Delete old file: With New FileSystemObject ' (this line requires: Tools->References->Microsoft scripting runtime) If ...
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The Recycle Bin on E:\ is corrupted.Do you want to empty the Recycle Bin for this device?

I have formatted my system. Since then, I am getting this warning: The Recycle Bin on E:\ is corrupted.Do you want to empty the Recycle Bin for this device? The drive in the picture is an external ...
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How to restore large amount of file from recycle bin?

A file syncing software ran out of control and removed most of my personal files. Luckily they were found in the recycle bin. Now the problem is I can't restore them because there's too many (30,000+) ...
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How to show C:\$RECYCLE.BIN?

I have an interesting problem: It's already solved, but I don't know how I did it. In Windows Explorer, the folder $RECYCLE.BIN is shown under C:\, but I know that it's not that way by default, not ...
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Restoring file from recycle bin to a deleted original folder

Just say in the past I had a folder. Inside this folder I had a file. I deleted the file and it went to the recycle bin. Later on, I deleted the folder that the file was in and this also went to the ...
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How can I delete files to the Recycle Bin from a batch file? [duplicate]

I want to create a batch file for others to run, but don't want it to permanently delete files. Is there any way without third party software and without displaying any dialogs to delete files to the ...
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Why does Windows 10 move desktop files to the recycling bin?

I set up a family account for my daughter on Windows 10. She wrote a bunch of Word files and saved them on the desktop. The following day they were all missing. We found them in the recycle bin. ...
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Deleting a file from a folder gets stuck

I'm trying to delete a .zip file from my Downloads folder, but when I click on it to delete it I get this message: And nothing happens. I let it sit for an hour and nothing is going on.
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How do i restore files from the recycle bin of an external hard disk drive

Before i removed the hard drive of my PC to make it external, i moved a folder to the recycle bin. I have a $Recycler.bin folder that contains 5 folder and 2 files. Now that the hard drive is ...
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Limit the size of files that enter the recycle bin in win7

Is there a way to limit the size of files that can enter the recycle bin? For example, let's say I want only files that are smaller than 500MB to enter the recycle bin. How can I do it? (I delete a ...
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Can I safely delete leftover system files on my D drive?

My computer has two partitions on its drive: C (Windows 10, Programs, Users) and D (Everything else). Last week, I reset my Windows 10 laptop using push-button reset feature. I reset only the system ...
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Deleted file not in recycle bin / Recovery options

I deleted some files from a different user account. I don't see the files in either recycling bin. When I right click on the recycle bin, I don't see the option to automatically remove files when ...
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Prevent application from flooding recycle bin

I have the PlaysTV application on my computer for recording gameplay moments. The application has a limited space for saving video before it starts deleting the older video. Unfortunately instead of ...
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Synology - Users can delete the recycle bin

Hello to the SuperUser's Community, I have a question about the Synology Share's Recycle Bin. Username/Group/Folder/Rights SuperUser/Administrators/Public/RWX User/Users/Public/RX The SuperUser ...
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How do I get Windows 8.1 to enable Recycle Bin on a removable drive?

I want to use Recycle Bin functionality on my removable USB Sandisk flash drive. i.e. I want to be able to retrieve my file after an accidental delete. A related question exists (How do I get Windows ...
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How to change Windows Recycle Bin folder

I recently installed 4 new hard disks on my Windows 7 computer. They are all the same model, all connected the same, and I formatted them all the same. I am logged in as Administrator and have Windows ...
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Does cancelling the deletion of a folder restore files in the folder that were deleted?

I accidentally clicked delete on a folder full of personal photos. Before I was able to hit cancel, the message below the progress bar was showing that some files had already been deleted. The recycle ...
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Frequently getting message about corrupt recycle bin

I keep getting the error message the recycle bin on E is corrupt and asks if I would like to delete it. Regardless of what I choose, the error message popsup every 10 or 15 minutes. E: is an external ...
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Recycle Bin storage location [duplicate]

I am interested to know, in which location and format are files stored when we put them in Recycle Bin? And when we delete them, where they go?
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Recycling bin access denied on windows 10

I've used unlocker to remove some files. Now I have issues emptying my bin. I've ran cmd with admin, but am still unable to empty. Rest assured these files are not important. cmd commands: My next ...
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Deleted files do not show up in the Recycle Bin

I was deleting old utorrent files (using Remove and Delete torrent + data). But unlike usual, the deleted files did not show up in the Recycle Bin and my hard drive space did not increase. Now I can't ...
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What determines whether the Windows $Recycle.Bin folder is mixed case or all uppercase?

On Windows, the Recycle Bin folder is typically located right under the device root, e.g. F:\$Recycle.Bin or D:\$RECYCLE.BIN. Windows files systems are generally case-insensitive, so in most cases it ...