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Kaz_the_Minotaur

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Windows 2000 recycle bin problem
« on: July 16, 2005, 03:27:39 PM »
I am running Windows 2000.  When I open the recycle bin I can't see any of the items in there.  I have the "delete items permanently instead of recycle bin" check box cleared.  Thanks for your help

merlin_2

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Re: Windows 2000 recycle bin problem
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2005, 03:53:05 PM »
What are you asking us?

Raptor

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Re: Windows 2000 recycle bin problem
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2005, 04:24:51 PM »
He is asking why the contents of the recycle bin are not showing even though files are supposed to be inside.

I do not know if this is valid for Windows as well;

1. Right click on the Recycle Bin
2. Properties
3. Make certain that the files you are removing do not exceed the recycle bins limitations.

merlin_2

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Re: Windows 2000 recycle bin problem
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2005, 04:54:08 PM »
But why would he say this :>>I have the "delete items permanently instead of recycle bin" check box cleared.  Thanks for your help

Info for anybody thats wants to know.....they re not deleted.....they are held in a hidden folder called the recycler....
« Last Edit: July 16, 2005, 04:55:59 PM by merlin_2 »

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    Re: Windows 2000 recycle bin problem
    « Reply #4 on: July 16, 2005, 05:05:20 PM »
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    "delete items permanently instead of recycle bin" check box cleared.

    It's cleared so that the deleted files go into the recycle bin.
    Clear as mud, typical windows, push enter to exit, push start to shutdown  :)

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    Re: Windows 2000 recycle bin problem
    « Reply #5 on: July 16, 2005, 06:11:38 PM »
    What Fred said.

    The only thing that I have in it now is a shortcut that I didn't need.

    Where is the recycler folder at?

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      Re: Windows 2000 recycle bin problem
      « Reply #6 on: July 16, 2005, 06:23:23 PM »
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      The only thing that I have in it now is a shortcut that I didn't need.

      So there is something in there?
      If you delete a file now, does it show in the recycle bin?
      Are you running disk cleanup as a scheduled task?
      Disk cleanup, along with many 'aftermarket' things will empty your recycle bin.

      Kaz_the_Minotaur

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      Re: Windows 2000 recycle bin problem
      « Reply #7 on: July 16, 2005, 06:37:43 PM »
      Yes there is a short cut icon in there and no I haven't run any of the cleaners since I put it in there.

      I think it started when I started using a theme...maybe I'll try removing the theme.  I wouldn't think that would affect it though...

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        Re: Windows 2000 recycle bin problem
        « Reply #8 on: July 16, 2005, 06:43:18 PM »
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        If you delete a file now, does it show in the recycle bin?

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        Re: Windows 2000 recycle bin problem
        « Reply #9 on: July 16, 2005, 09:04:46 PM »
        No

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          Re: Windows 2000 recycle bin problem
          « Reply #10 on: July 16, 2005, 09:51:18 PM »
          "You can also delete items by dragging them into the Recycle Bin. If you press SHIFT while dragging, the item is deleted from your computer without being stored in the Recycle Bin."

          How do you delete files?

          Kaz_the_Minotaur

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          Re: Windows 2000 recycle bin problem
          « Reply #11 on: July 16, 2005, 09:55:54 PM »
          I just drag them to the recycle bin.

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            Re: Windows 2000 recycle bin problem
            « Reply #12 on: July 16, 2005, 10:02:22 PM »
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            I just drag them to the recycle bin.

            With the shift key pushed or possibly the Caps lock on?

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            Re: Windows 2000 recycle bin problem
            « Reply #13 on: July 16, 2005, 10:18:18 PM »
            I don't think so...

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              Re: Windows 2000 recycle bin problem
              « Reply #14 on: July 16, 2005, 10:20:44 PM »
              Try deleting a file by right clicking on it & selecting delete?

              Kaz_the_Minotaur

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              Re: Windows 2000 recycle bin problem
              « Reply #15 on: July 16, 2005, 10:25:39 PM »
              Nope that didn't work.

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                Re: Windows 2000 recycle bin problem
                « Reply #16 on: July 16, 2005, 10:29:10 PM »
                The file you just deleted by right clicking.....
                did it delete? But no sign of it in the bin?

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                Re: Windows 2000 recycle bin problem
                « Reply #17 on: July 16, 2005, 10:35:18 PM »
                Yes and Yes
                « Last Edit: July 16, 2005, 10:36:01 PM by Kaz_the_Minotaur »

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                  Re: Windows 2000 recycle bin problem
                  « Reply #18 on: July 16, 2005, 10:43:24 PM »
                  I've just been reading the w2k help files.
                  Are you just running a single HDD?
                  "The following items are not stored in the Recycle Bin and cannot be restored:
                  Items deleted from network locations.
                  Items deleted from removable media (such as 3.5-inch disks).
                  Items that are larger than the storage capacity of the Recycle Bin."

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                  Re: Windows 2000 recycle bin problem
                  « Reply #19 on: July 16, 2005, 10:45:31 PM »
                  You mean a single hard drive?  I have 2.  I increased the recycle bin capicity to 20% which is 3.99 GB in this case.

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                    Re: Windows 2000 recycle bin problem
                    « Reply #20 on: July 16, 2005, 10:50:05 PM »
                    Silly question but have you emptied the recycle bin then tried to delete a file then to see if it lands back in there?

                    Have you tried deleting from both drives to see if they both don't go to the bin. Make more files! LOL

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                    Re: Windows 2000 recycle bin problem
                    « Reply #21 on: July 16, 2005, 10:55:08 PM »
                    Deleted files from both drives do not appear int he bin.  Undo delete returns them to their places.

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                      Re: Windows 2000 recycle bin problem
                      « Reply #22 on: July 16, 2005, 10:59:38 PM »
                      Take a quick read & make sure you have the properties setup properly.
                      http://www.internet4classrooms.com/opt_recycle.htm

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                        Re: Windows 2000 recycle bin problem
                        « Reply #23 on: July 16, 2005, 11:08:22 PM »
                        Take a look in C:\RECYCLER and see if you can see them in there.

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                        Re: Windows 2000 recycle bin problem
                        « Reply #24 on: July 16, 2005, 11:11:05 PM »
                        I can see them now,  Configuring the recycle bin independantly did the trick.  Still don't understand why that happened though.

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                          Re: Windows 2000 recycle bin problem
                          « Reply #25 on: July 16, 2005, 11:14:06 PM »
                          Weirder & Weirder? LOL  :D
                          Be happy.

                          Kaz_the_Minotaur

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                          Re: Windows 2000 recycle bin problem
                          « Reply #26 on: July 16, 2005, 11:14:42 PM »
                          Thanks.