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

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Recycle bin fills with temp files

I have windows 10 pro installed in my PC. My recycle bin has started to fill up with a same-named file called, tempOTAupdate. Despite I delete them over and over, they keep filling the bin. Windows ...
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External HDD no longer asks to “recycle” deleted files, only deletes permanently

EDIT: Solved by restarting computer (cue rolling eyes)- it's strange that it worked the second time I did this, but not the first. Ah well, question can be considered closed. I'm on Windows 10, and ...
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How do I hide Windows system files ($RECYCLE.BIN, Thumbs.db, etc.) on VirtualBox shared folders?

I have a Windows 10 virtual machine installed on Linux Lite 5.0, with shared folders via Guest Additions. My shared folders are: Documents (\vboxsrv) (E:), and Pictures (\vboxsrv) (H:). For some ...
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How to delete all the open files in notepad++

I have opened many files in notepad++ window tabs. Is there any way(or any plugin) in npp to quickly delete all the open files? I don't want to go to each tab, right click and use Move to Recycle ...
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Why do files deleted with the command prompt not end up in the recycle bin?

Also, is it possible to recover files deleted with the cmd prompt?
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Is there any way to put my whole Recycle Bin on one hard drive? [duplicate]

Using Windows 10, I notice that each drive on my system has its own recycle bin. Is there any way to override this behavior and put the entire recycle bin on one drive, e.g. a hard drive, so as to ...
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Why do permenantly deleted files in Windows take up data and not disappear?

So with permenantly deleted files, I expect them to be marked off as raw data and disappear forever, to be overwritten eventually. But then, why do they not disappear in 7zip?! They even supposably ...
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How to delete or restore 1.4 mil files from Recycle Bin?

Recently, due to a runaway process, some 1.4 milion small files (around 8 Kb) were generated and moved to Recycle-Bin. What would be a convenient way to restore some of the files and permanently ...
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How to access another Windows 10 installation's Recycle Bin files on a partition?

I had an old HDD with Windows 10 on C drive (let's call it Old Windows) and media files on D drive. I deleted 5GB of files from old D drive which would of course go into the hidden Recycle Bin folder ...
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How to put it in the recycle bin when deleting files on the USB flash drive? [duplicate]

When I delete files on a USB flash drive, I can only delete the files permanently. I'm using Windows 10.
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Windows: Make space in Recycle Bin by removing existing old stuff, instead of “Too big too delete”?

When a file or folder is too big for recycle bin, Windows offers File too big for Bin, permanently delete?. The Bin may contain old stuff that is taking space and could be deleted to make room for ...
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Always permanently delete files from specific folder

On Windows 10 (pro 64bit), is there a way to modify a folder such that its contents are always removed permanently (and only for that folder. Other folders still go to the bin), instead of being moved ...
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How to decode file names in $Recycle.Bin

When I list files in the $Recycle.Bin folder, the deleted files have file names that look like: C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-3704213190-1981809790-211521205-1000\.���000200000008af358fa920f8faa779cf ...
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My secondary HDD starts up whenever I enter Recycle Bin and some folders

I have two SSDs for Windows and programs (C & E), and two HDDs for storage (D & F). Whenever I go into Recycle Bin that is located on C, the D HDD starts up (i.e., spins up). Even when it's ...
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Emptying recycle bin frees more space than expected

On a Windows 2016 server I emptied the recycle bin which (I thought) held about 100GB. Parts of the disk (1.5 TB drive) are used as shares and historic versions is on. After emptying the bin I ...
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How to get rid of a Trojan in autostart locations? [duplicate]

The title says almost all, but here are my questions with all the details and the necessary information: Can a Trojan (a variant of Generik.DBVVYU Trojan) be hiding in a legitimate Windows 7’s ...
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Recycle bin weird behavior

this morning my colleague called me to check his recycle bin, his recycle bin has many files and he does not know anything about the files and how they got into his recycle bin. After small ...
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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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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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