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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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Save Recycle Bin view settings - Win 10

I want to always display deleted items sorted by Date Deleted (I am using detailed view). But whenever I open Recycle Bin it auto sorts by Name. When I sort it by Date Deleted and close the window, ...
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Access Recycle Bin from the Explorer window [duplicate]

How can I access the Recycle Bin from the Explorer window? Many times I have a lot of windows open and do not wish to minimize them just to get to the Recycle Bin so Win+D is not desired. I know I can ...
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No Recycle Bin in new partition

I have an old computer with Windows 8. I had the OS partition C, and a data partition D. I shrank C, making some 80Gb room between C and D. I created one more partition with Disk Management -> ...
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How can I delete a file that is in $RECYCLE.BIN but not in my recycle bin?

On an external drive the $RECYCLE.BIN folder has files in it, but according to Windows the recycle bin is empty. Looking at the $RECYCLE.BIN folder with WizTree I think some are files from when the ...
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Deleted files from F: drive not ending in Recycle Bin anymore; all other partitions work normally

I am running Windows 11 on an Acer E5 575G laptop. My F:\ drive did send deleted files to recycle bin until one week ago. If I safe boot, the F:\ recycle bin works fine but not under normal boot. All ...
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$Recycle.Bin Appeared in Onedrive - How do I stop syncing nightmare?

Onedrive is a pain, but for various reasons I'm stuck with it. Sometimes it hammers my laptop HDD just scanning for changes. I figured it's deep nested directories that really does it in. A month ago ...
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How to add Recycle Bin as a toolbar in taskbar in Windows 10?

I have been trying to add Recycle Bin to my taskbar through toolbar settings but it is just showing me an error. Just for the context (i.e. if the problem is because of this), I removed the name of ...
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Where Windows store the files which are deleted during Ctrl+Z operation in folder in which the photos has been copied in?

I connected my Android to Windows 10 and cut-pasted all the pictures from Android into my C:/AndroidMedia/Pictures_2021_07_22 folder. I disconnected Android (which had free memory, of course) and I ...
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How will Windows treat the presence of the "$RECYCLE.BIN" folder on a volume if it's not hidden

So - here's the situation. I've recently been working on a hard drive backup that was copied from a failing drive to a replacement - specialised lab recovery software was used to perform this task. ...
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Files not deleting to Recycle bin from External Hard Drive - Windows 10

I recently realized that deleting files from my Toshiba External drive (E:), deletes permanently instead of going to the Recycle bin (I get the message to "permanently delete the files") Not ...
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Is it possible to delete files to Recycle Bin using Windows command line? [duplicate]

When deleting files from the Windows 10 command prompt is there a way to have them go to the Recycle Bin so they can be undeleted if necessary? I know MS-DOS had this ability long ago, but it does not ...
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Understanding the Windows recycle bin

When I delete a large folder it takes time for it to be put into the recycle bin. And when I move that item back to where it was, it seems instant. I would like a deeper understanding on how this is ...
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Recycling bin folders turn into files?

What does this mean? When I try to delete folders in recycling bin, this is what I get, and I can't delete them:
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Sharepoint Recycle Bin Searching

Helping out with (small) company IT. Everyone using Office365, Sharepoint, OneDrive. The level of tech savvy is not high among users. People often deleting files, which I then need to find/restore. ...
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How could I recover a file from Recycle Bin with CMD?

I have a file in $Recycle.Bin which its metadata points out a non-existent drive on the system and a path - .......E.:.\.D.e.s.k.t.o.p.\.F.i.l.e...t.x.t how could I potentially recover that File.txt ...
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How to use registry to disable $Recycle.Bin for all users on all drives and display delete confirmation box by default in Windows 10 20H2?

Quick summary: I am a tinkerer and I hate to click through the GUI, I don't need $Recycle.Bin so I want to disable it by using Set-ItemProperty to modify registry. As in title, I want to use regedit....
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Windows 10 files disappear from recycle bin

I needed to delete a couple of folders. I deleted 2 of them, accidentally deleted a file I was not going to, went to the bin, restored the file, went back to deleting the folders, finished it, decided ...
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How to restore contents of recycling bin to different folder AND retaining original folder structure

Problem: After deleting lots of sets of files with the same name to recycle bin over time, one can lose track of what they have deleted and want to review them. It seems that Windows recycling bin ...
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move files on a network folder into Recycle bin via cmd

My goal is to move some files into recycle bin using a cmd file. I've done that with Cmdutils/recycle and it works great when files are stored on my computer (windows 10). Unfortunately those files (...
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Why do files with multiple hard links lose 'Authenticated Users' read/write access (and how to make not happen)?

After playing with hard links on a test Win7 system after receiving a fantastic answer by community member Pimp Juice IT to another question (Is there a clever way to group a bunch of files together ...
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How to recover files from a corrupted recycle bin without 3rd party software?

Somebody asked me for help with recovering data from a drive. I'm not exactly sure what happened to it, but the person I got it from told me that the only thing they did was running file system error ...
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Attempting to delete executable shows error that the file is in use by that same executable

I've been doing some C++ programming in Notepad++ and, seemingly randomly, updates to the code did not modify the output, so I opened it up in Windows' file explorer to delete the executable, however ...
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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 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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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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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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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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