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[SOLVED] Can i recover files deleted from the recycle bin

Question: [SOLVED] Can i recover files deleted from the recycle bin

hello guys, got a problem
my ex got into my aptm and deleted some folders (my pictures folder) from my pc, tried to goto recycler but they are not there so i think she deleted from there too...

anyway to get those files back?.....

Thank you.

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Preferred Solution: [SOLVED] Can i recover files deleted from the recycle bin

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Answer: [SOLVED] Can i recover files deleted from the recycle bin

Yes. Don't delete anything else though as you may over write them. The files in the recycled bin aren't actually deleted, but rather Windows stops indexing them. Download Recuver and run it.

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Hi there, ive stupdily deleted some stuff to the recycle bin and then hit the emoty button and closed it down, so i cant undo.

ive tried a couple of programs, ones called restorationa dn anotehr called uneraser but they dont find the .wav flesim missing.

i deleted them like a few hours ago so was hoping they mite still be around. ive not actually doen a shutdown on teh pc yet either.

can anyone help me ore reccomend something.

its really important i recover the files as they are part of my demo for a record label. damn these late nite recording sessions.


Answer:Solved: recover deleted files from recycle bin

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Is it possible to recover/restore files deleted from the recycle bin?Any help is appreciated....

Answer:Recover deleted files deleted from Recycle bin

Doubtful, but try here:

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Is it possible to recover files that windows said was too big and would be permantly deleted, with my external hard going on the blink and pc doesn't now recognize it anymore I have lost hours of music files that I'd put on the external drive.Just wondered if there was a tool to get them back, I've tried Drive rescue but doesn't find the broken drive and can only find deleted from reycle bin files which the ones I deleted where in a batch and was too big for reycle bin

Answer:recover files deleted too big for recycle bin

Hi Try this free program it from the same team that make CcleanerRecuva/ click hereIts a bit complicated but you will be amazed at what it can recover.mfletch

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winXP accidently emptied recycle bin

Answer:Recover Files deleted from Recycle bin

You may be able to use "Recuva" a free file recovery program (Google for it) provided you limit using your computer in the meantime. Continued use makes file recovery extremely difficult.

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I have deleted some important e-mails from outlook and files some time ago. I'd like to see if I can recover them. Can anyone help me?

Answer:How do I recover deleted e-mail and files from the recycle bin

Hi gsant1, Welcome to TSG !!
If you have not cleared the recycle bin then click on it and select restore. If you have cleared it I believe they are gone!

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I am pulling my hair out. I thought the transfer completed to my external hard drive so I deleted my photos and emptied my recycle bin. I have been attempting system restores (unsuccessful) and file recovery software all day long. It seems like it is doing nothing but giving me a couple pictures along with porn. I am so frustrated. There has to be a legitimate way to recover my entire Picture folder? Please help! Thank you!

Answer:Windows Vista Need to Recover Deleted Files from Recycle Bin

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I had to reformat my hard drive in April due to a virus problem. I had a tech guy from Geeks on Call walk me through it and used all the proper CDs and necessary drivers according to him and Dell technical support both.

On a side note, Dell Technical Support is a nightmare. Geeks on Call was great though.

Anyway I am not pressing shift-delete. The "do not move files to recycle bin" box is not checked in the recycle bin's properties. It is set to take up to 100% of the drive if necessary. I currently run AVG, Ad Aware, and Spybot religiously as well as having Spybot T-Timer running at all times.

The Dell people said to reinstall Windows after a two hour chat session. Since reinstalling windows (following all directions, mind you) is what got me into this mess I would rather not do that. I do back up my data to an external hard drive but it still took me forever to get my laptop up and running after reformatting.

Nothing appears in the recycle bin- not when I use the delete key, not when I right click and select delete, not when I drag the files to the recycle bin.

I use Windows XP, I have done the service pack 2 thing, and this is all on a Dell Inspiron 8500 laptop.


Answer:Solved: Deleted files do not go to the recycle bin.

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something is wrong with my recycle bin... i wonder wuts wrong... wutever i delet doesn't go to Recycle Bin Folder...

n one more thing i noticed dat the icon for Show Desktop is not working either

i tried alot im so pissed off

Could anyone please help me on this????

Answer:Solved: Deleted Files Don't Show Up In Recycle Bin :((

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I run WinXP Pro SP2, and TrendMicro Anti-Spyware 3.0 (trial) informs me there is about 113KB of previously deleted files from the Recycle Bin that have not been fully deleted.

How do I delete these previously deleted files? Is there a free tool available that will accomplish this?

-- Tom

Answer:Solved: Full deletion of previously deleted Recycle Bin files

Download Cleanup from Here

A window will open and choose SAVE, then DESKTOP as the destination.
On your Desktop, click on Cleanup40.exe icon.
Then, click RUN and place a checkmark beside "I Agree"
Then click NEXT followed by START and OK.
A window will appear with many choices, keep all the defaults as set when the Slide Bar to the left is set to Standard Quality.
Click OK

Click here for info on how to boot to safe mode if you don't already know how.
Restart your computer into safe mode now. Perform the following steps in safe mode:
Run Cleanup:
Click on the "Cleanup" button and let it run.
Once its done, close the program.
Go to Control Panel - Internet Options. Click on the Programs tab then click the "Reset Web Settings" button. Click Apply then OK.

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I have a client whose child has deleted his important business files - no back ups
Then, they emptied the recycling bin...
I have tried recuvva, then removed the Hardisk and via Easeus, commercial Stellar data recovery, 7 data recovery and wonder share amongst others - none seem to find the deleted documents....
Ive also tried deleting a test file on my 8.1 machine and nothing finds that either.
Has anyone ever had success in recovering deleted items from win 8.1 recycle bin, if so, what software? Or is it a feature that they are gone forever once deleted due to improved security?
Ive spent hours on this!
Many, many thanks!

Answer:Can't recover items deleted from recycle bin

Hi HammerJeff Unfortunately, there's never a guaranteed way to recover a file that you deleted. When you delete a file, you have to be sure that you'll never need it back, because the chances of getting it back are really slim. Free data recovery software can only do so much, and none of them even guarantee that they'll recover anything and if they do, it won't be 100% of what was deleted. The same goes for paid software. If that client had important business files that are critical for his job, one solution could be to go to a data forensics company and get them to retrieve the deleted files from the drive. Assuming that no other major read/write operation has been done on the drive that could have completely ereased the trace of these files, they may be able to recover them. However, these kind of services are quite expansive so I hope for your client that if he pays for them, it's worth it.On a side note, the free software I use for data recovery are Recuva, EaseUS Data Recovery and GetDataBackNTFS (there's a portable version made from the paid version). If these fails, I usually tell the person that there's nothing more I can do.Good luck with that client and the case.

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I have accidentally deleted some videos out of my recycle bin.
The computer help says they are gone for good but there is software that can be bought that claims to be able to recover deleted files.

Has anyone any experience to help me - Thanks

Answer:How to Recover deleted recycle bin contents?


Usually you will need a special software.
For example the application called ?Recover My Files? could do this job?

Google simply for this software or another 3rd party software?

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I have accidentally deleted some documents that were in my recycle bin and need to know if there is any chance of recovering them. Please help!

Answer:Deleted from recycle bin! Can i recover documents

i dont think you can.

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I used to empty the recycle bin everytime I opened the computer, but this morning after I did that I realized that there's a really important file in it. Please help me to recover it from my empty recycle bin, thanks.

Answer:How to recover deleted things of the recycle bin?

Some advice from PCAdvisor here

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Is there a way to recover deleted files from empty recycle bin ?


Answer:Solved: Recover Deleted files

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Hello, like a clown I deleted something that I wanted from my phone card.
Is there anyway that I can get it back without it costing an arm or a leg?
I tried something called recuva but I had no joy at all with it.
I am grateful any advice, thank you.

Answer:Solved: Recover deleted files...

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I have a regular xp computer and today, a 2003 word file was deleted from the recycle bin I needed that file! I don't know much about computers, so how could I restore my file so I can print it?

Answer:URGENT HELP - Need to recover a file deleted from the recycle bin!!!

Hi Luke!

There are tools you can use to restore deleted files, but there's no guaranty that you'll be successful. To maximize your chances, stop using the computer. While you're using it, things are being written to the disk all the time and so a deleted piece of data can be overwritten.

Your best bet is to go to another computer, download one of the "recovery" tools and put it on a memory stick or a cd. Then run it on the PC with the deleted file from the cd.

An example of a freeware recovery program is "restoration".

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Plz HELPPP me!! I need to recover a book report really fast and I do not know what to do. Does anyone have any advice on how to recover my file. My fate lies in your hands! (Seriously!!!!)

Answer:URGENT HELP - Need to recover a file deleted from the recycle bin!!!

Download this program to recover the file

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I inadvertently deleted a picture folder. It did not appear in the Recycle Bin. Which of the many shareware programmes are friendly to a novice?
I'm using Windows 7 on a PC.

Answer:How do I recover deleted pictures not held in recycle bin

Many moons ago I got pointed towards Campicrestor on this site and it was fabulous.
If a web search doesn't help, let me know and I think can track it down on my PC and I can let you have it.
All the best 'pirb.

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I made a major mistake by sending some folders to Recycle bin and then I emtied to bin.How can I recover those folders. I already tried to use System restore but it will not restore even though I have used a valid restore point. I'm desperate because although my computer is "user friendly" I'm not "computer friendly". What can I do to get them back or is there a program I can get that will dig into the basement to recover the lost folders?

Answer:Recover deleted folders from Recycle bin that has been emptied.

Hi Ron Bowers43 and welcome to TSF !

First thing : stop using that computer at all to prevent new data to overwrite the data you're trying to recover.

Then download and install active @ undelete on another computer. Take your drive out of your computer and hook it to that other computer. Make sure to disable system restore on that drive when you first boot in windows on the other computer. Then run active @ undelete on your drive. The demo version can't recover your files but will tell you what it can and will recover. You can then decide whether you want to pay for the fully working version or not. Alternatively once you know which files you'll be able to recover you could google for some free file recovery software but better ask some techs around here which free software is any good first.

The important point is that you have to make sure no new data is written on your drive. Whatever program you use to recover your files you'll have to install it on another computer, hook your drive to that other computer, and make sure you don't save your recovered files to that same drive until everything you wanted has been recovered.

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So something went wrong with my windows XP on another computer and now I'm trying to recover the files.

What initially happened was that when I started my computer it wouldnt boot into safe mode or normal mode. So i tried to do a Repair on the windows XP partition using the XP disc.
However I think I may have accidentally installed instead of doing a repair option. I canceled when I noticed it but I believe the installation already have maybe deleted the partition?

Anyways, is there a way to get back the files that were originally on there? I don't mind re installing windows after I have extracted the old files.

I was thinking of using a bootable flashdrive and running certain programs that will recover the old files. Any way of doing so? What programs/ bootable flashdrive should I use?

Answer:Solved: Any way to recover files after a parition has been deleted?

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I'm hoping someone can IT team said our file server was being backed up...turns out it wasn't...everything in my documents folder was deleted from the server and the vista laptop i had has no copies only pointers where it was syncing to the network share.

Shadow copy is NOT turned on...this happened roughly 9a PST today, 1/7/08...anyone suggest recovery method or software?

This is an emergency...

thanks in advance for your help

Answer:Solved: How do i recover accidentally deleted files from fileserver? Free

OR Pay - but very good

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I seem to have lost an entire folder from my personal flash drive containing all of my household budget/income/finances information!

I plug this USB drive mostly into my computer at work, which is on a huge network and very protected by our IT department, meaning I don't have administrator priveleges on the machine/can't install anything and probably can't recover anything.

I hesitate to ask for our IT department's help becuase they are... uh... not very helpful even when it's work-related. :-(

Where could my files have gone??!! They are not in my deleted folder. Can I get them back??


Answer:Solved: How do you recover files deleted from a flash drive?

You'll probably need to install some data recovery software. If this is your personal drive then you can do the recovery at home where you should be able to install software to run a recovery.

Free recovery program:

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Hi... I have a Dell Laptop which is running Windows 7. Whenever i try to delete something, the dialogue box asks "would you like to permanently delete this file?" and seems to totally bypass the recycle bin.

I tried right clicking the recycle bin icon to change properties. The options for "Custom size" and "Don't move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted" are UNCHECKED but are also both greyed out and cannot be changed!
"Display delete confirmation dialog" is not grayed out, and is checked.

I tried to fix the Recycle bin settings from command prompt by running : rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin. It didnt help
I am deleting files from the local drive.
I have tried creating a
new user account but the issue was not fixed. The laptop is in a domain. The above issue doesn't occur in safe mode. I tried to find out if a service or startup item is causing this but was not able to locate any. I have ran SFC scannow
and checkdisk, it didn't help.

There is no group policy which is affecting this.
Is there any fix for this issue??

Answer:My recycle bin isn't working, files are "permanently deleted" bypassing recycle bin

Check for a key called "NoRecycleFiles" in


If present, try setting the value to 0. Alternatively, delete it.

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Hi... I have a Dell Laptop which is running Windows 7. Whenever i try to delete something, the dialogue box asks "would you like to permanently delete this file?" and seems to totally bypass the recycle bin.

I tried right clicking the recycle bin icon to change properties. The options for "Custom size" and "Don't move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted" are UNCHECKED but are also both greyed out and cannot be changed! "Display delete confirmation dialog" is not grayed out, and is checked.

Also my C: drive doesn't have the Recycle.bin folder. I tried to fix the Recycle bin settings from command prompt by running : rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin. But still after restarting the computer the recycle.bin folder was not there.

Is there any fix for this?

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First off I am not at the programs own forum cos I cant recall either my pword or username so cant login or re-register. Secondly, you guys here will give me an unbiased opinion. I use a freeware version of a well-known file erase program. I have used it for years and thought I was safe. However, needing to recover accidentally deleted (not erased) files I used the recovery program from the same company. As well as the deleted files it turned up a whole load (all? I dont know, there were hundreds) of files that I had intentionally erased. including 7-pass and 35-pass erasures. At first my reaction was - "this program does not work as advertised", then "hmm, it it because of the way I am doing it?" When I have files to erase I move them to a temp folder and when convenient run the program. Does this mean that I am somehow creating a copy which stays in some archive or memory and it is these that are being recovered? Another odd thing: Using the file recovery tool I have "recovered" files that were never even deleted - but they were opened in grafix programs and altered, but NEVER deleted. Do these programs create their own library of used files and then "delete" them when the program or the pc is shut down? If I overwrite empty drive space with any old rubbish will that "sanitize" the drive? Thank you.

Answer:Solved: I can recover "erased" files and files I have never deleted

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Answer:Recover files after emptied from Recycle bin

It might be a good idea for now not to wite anyfiles to that disk until you have recovered your files.Have a look at some of these: you want more, google for"recovery after emptying recycle bin"___________________________________________? When everything else fails, read the instructions.

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I need to recover a lot of files which I cleared from the recycle bin. There seems to be a lot of software out there which will help me do this. Like most users, I do not want to use unreliable s/w and would be pleased and grateful to hear your recommendations ...

Answer:Best way to recover files cleared from the recycle bin?

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Hello there.

I am having a bit of a problem here... I have just downloaded the pictures from my camera from my first 3 days of vacation and then accidentally deleted the folder that contained all of my pictures from the past 1 year. It was quite a big one, so it couldn't be stored in the Recycle Bin... Is there any way that I could recover the pictures that any of you would know of? I'd appreciate the help for sure :(

Thank you in advance!

Answer:Windows 7 Recover Files that were not taken to Recycle Bin

Hi shobeck,

Depending on how you imported the photos, there is a slight chance that they're still available in the Temp folder. To access this folder:

Go to Start > Search.
Type "%temp&" without the quotes > Hit ENTER.
See if your files can be found here.

Did you ever activate the System&restore backup functions in Windows 7?

1. Go to the Computer > Browse until you find the folder that the picture was in.
2. Right-click this folder > Choose "Previous versions"-tab.

You can then mark any date/time in that list when the images was supposed to be there. Either use Restore, or Browse button to view these files. Then simply copy them from the opened folder to another location.

If all above fails you need to use some form of data recovery application. There are a few free ones, but most of them are very limited, and needs to be paid for to use properly. You could give this one a shot.

In the future, make sure you have a proper backup of all your important files!

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Hello I was doing my class work and my flash drive went into the REC bin and I can't get it out. The file is saying put in F drive and I did, but the flash drive is not working. What do I to get my flash drive out of the Rec Bin? Next to the flash drive it says short cuts.On Dec 4 I have to hand in my thesis and I can't do that because the thesis is on the flash drive. I would be really grateful if any of you can help me with this problem.

Answer:Recover flash drive files from W7 Recycle Bin

The files didn't get deleted by themselves. BTW, storing something as important as that on a flash drive is not the smartest thing to do. You need to maintain at least two copies of any files you want to keep.Now, go to Windows Disk Management and post all the information listed for the flash drive.

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My recycle bin does no longer retain deleted files and every time I delete a file it gives the warning that the file will be permanently deleted. Custom size of the recycle bin is 16375 MB; the option: don't move files to the recycle bin, remove files immediately when deleted is unticked; the option: display delete confirmation is ticked. This malfunction started after I downloaded a set of Windows7 updates. In the recycle bin there are still 3 files I had deleted as usual before the updating. I tried to go back to a restore point made before the updating but all the same the recycle bin does not keep newly deleted files. What can I do? I would very grateful if anybody could help

Answer:My recycle bin does not keep deleted files.

Althoug a slightly different problem, this link shows how to restore a corrupted recycle bin::

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I recently had my computer upgraded from Windows 2000 to Windows XP. Ever since it has been upgraded, all deleted files are not going to the recycle bin. The recycle bin is empty after I delete files. I tried going to properties>global to see whether "do not move files to the recycle bin" is unchecked. It is unchecked, so I'm not sure what else to do.

Is there anything I can do to restore the function of my recycle bin?

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One file was delete from a folder and all the files in that folder disappeared, but they are not in recycle bin. Where might they be and are they still restorable?message edited by RJR

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I deleted something from the recycle bin in Windows XP and now I want to get it back. How can I do this, is their any hope or is it just gone forever?

Answer:Deleted Files and the Recycle bin

There are a number of applications that can help recover 'deleted' files:

<A HREF="">Drive Rescue</A>

<A HREF="">Recover4all </A>

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I have accidentley deleted a file from recycle bin. Can any one tell me how to recover this
file, it was from my documents. Can anyone help me please ?

Answer:Deleted files from recycle bin

If the file is really valuable stop using your computer right now to avoid overwriting the file. Now wait for further advice and get yourself on to another computer to follow up this thread

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I recently installed vista 32 bit in my PC, I just noticed that the deleted files just don't go to recycle bin..even though I did not
put check mark on "do not move files to recycle bin. Remove files immediately when deleted." under recycle bin property.

Please help..thanks in advance!

Answer:Deleted files don't go to recycle bin


Try this:

Recycle Bin Corrupted - Cannot Delete File or Folder

Method Two.

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When I delete files from Media Centre they do not go to the recycle bin. I seem to remember in the initial set-up the question was asked and I said no (I may be wrong here). Now I would like this to happen but cannot find a setting to change. Does anyone know what to do?

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Hi and thanks in advance for any help on my problem.For some unknown reason 2 days ago all the files in my recycle bin disappeared. Now when I go to empty the bin it asks me if I want to delete all the files, so they are still there but not showing. Any new files I delete also do not show up but are in the bin itself, I have checked for a virus and nothing showing. I run spybot, ad-aware and microsoft antispyware and nothing untoward appears to have happened.I wish to restore a file I deleted so I do not really want to empty the recycle bin yet. If I have to it won't be the end of the world.I run Xp SP2 all updates are current, bullguard is my virus and firewall protector, This machine is also on a network which is shared but I no longer wish to share the pc with my other one so that won't be a problem either if that means deleting the network.Many thanks for all help recived

Answer:Deleted files in Recycle Bin

click here Scroll down to the Blue Download Registry Fix. Warning I have never used this fix, but if all else fails?Also Download and run Restoration it is an excellent program to recver deleted files which have been deleted and are on the HDclick here

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How can I recover files deleted from recycle bin??? Or are they permanent gone?

Answer:Deleted files from recycle bin

Normally they're permanently gone but you can try a recovery program like Recuva to see if it's able to recover the files.

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I know that if you delete something in your Floppy Disk or Flash Drive, the files that you deleted are not in the Recycle Bin. This is because Recycle Bin is only for the hard drives. Floppies are not covered neither are flash drives.Now question is where are my deleted files go?

Answer:Deleted files not in Recycle Bin

Simply speaking, they are still there.When you delete a file, it still stays where it was before. You are deleting only its directory entry (the complete path and filename of the file). When the above operation is completed, your Operating System (Windows) sees that space as an empty space, which allows to overwrite that space with a new data (file/files).That's why, after deleting a file, and before writing anything else into its space, old file is fully recoverable.Same goes for Recycle Bin operation.When you delete a file, file doesn't move to Recycle Bin. Only file's its directory entry goes there. That's why you can easily move a file back, and forth from Recycle Bin.

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where does deleted files go to on xp windows 7 ,after they are deleted and the recycle bin is emptyed?

Answer:where does the recycle bin deleted files go

Deleting a file then emptying the recycle bin doesn't actually remove the file from the hard drive, all that happens is the references to that file are removed & the disk space that was used by the file becomes available to be overwritten. But until the space is actually re-used, the file still exists & can be recovered.

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I give below my computer details :

1. Intel Dual Core Processor
2. Windows Xp Prof Sp3 (latest Windows updated)
3. 1 Tb hard disk divided into 4 partitions each using less than 45% of partition space
4. Maximum size of Recycle Bin (percent of each drive) has been tweaked to 100%
5. Normally all my data files are more than 500 MB to 1500 MB

When some files or directories are deleted by mistake and immediately realizing mistake I try to restore them from Recycle Bin, I find not all but only a few available. There is no chance of deleted data being overwritten by newer files.

I need help for proper tweak or software to ensure all files go to Recycle Bin.

Please help.

Answer:Deleted files do not go to Recycle Bin

you could right click on the recycle bin icon, and go to properties. See how much space is put aside for the recycle bin, if necessary alter it.

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Have an issue that I couldn't find a solution in Google or on these forums, so I am going to post.

When deleting a file/folder from an WinXP desktop, typically it would go to the Recycle Bin, incase I need it for later.

In this case, it isn't...its just deleting. Not ending up in the Recycle Bin, and no chance to recover.

Is there anyway to change so that they end up in the Recycle Bin first, before being deleted?


Answer:Deleting files/folders just delete, don't go to Recycle Bin for a recover

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i've heard that if you deleted a file permanently you can get it back by going into dos. i'm prepared for anything, so how would one go about this?

Answer:Getting back deleted files from recycle bin

try this program ...

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If I delete files and then go to the recycle bin, I can not see any of the files. Therefore if I want to restore a particular file I can not. If I choose to empty the bin, I get I confirmation to delete the correct number of files, but they are not visible. Any suggestions?

Answer:Recycle does not show files to be deleted

Quote: Originally Posted by dmciver

If I delete files and then go to the recycle bin, I can not see any of the files. Therefore if I want to restore a particular file I can not. If I choose to empty the bin, I get I confirmation to delete the correct number of files, but they are not visible. Any suggestions?

A couple of random suggestions.

Suggestion 1
Have you restarted your machine? If not, try this first...

Suggestion 2
Try browsing to it (this isn't a permanent fix, but if you are needing something now)
1. go to an explorer window
2. Tools> folder options
3. click the View tab
4. click show hidden files, folders, drives
5. uncheck hid protected operating system files.
6. hit ok...
7. go to the root of drive that you deleted the item off of
8. There will be a folder called $Recycle.Bin go to this
9. Then there will be some folder(s) inside, browse these.
Suggestion 3
Was this a clean install, or an upgrade? If it was an upgrade, it may possibly be an issue until you clean install.

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I goofed and deleted some picture and Word files from one of my folders on a backup drive. It's nothing urgent but just the same would like to have them back.

I deleted the files, sent them to the Recycle Bin, and then emptied the Recycle Bin.

Is there a way, either via Win XP or some other utitlity program, to recover them?


Answer:Recovering files deleted from Recycle Bin

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Hi I have some important files that have been accidently deleted from my laptop and recycle bin, is there anyway I can recover them?

Answer:recovering files deleted from recycle bin

Yes you can recover them as long as they have not been overwritten. But you will have to invest some of your money in a recovery utility.Mouse could not be found. Click OK to continue.What to do now?

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The Recycle Bin properties (icon > right click) show allocated bin space for the different drives. But deleted files never go to bin and are permanently deleted. There is also no confirmation before deletion although option is checked.

Thanks for help.

Answer:Deleted files not going to Recycle Bin. Pls advice.

Rightclick on Recycle Bin > Properties and check whether the Radio button "Don't move files to Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted" is not on.

If On, put it off > Apply > OK

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Where do deleted files from the Recycle go ? And how to delete them a finally  tips in this video

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Hello folks,

Please bear with me as I am a new member of Major Geeks...
This may be a common question I don't know?

I wish to delete material which I thought I had deleted completely from my drives through the recycle bin.

Just recently, I did what most folk do from time to time-delete files I shouldn?t have! Major Geeks came to my aid by recommending I use "Undelete Plus" to recover them, and it did brilliantly!

What I also found too obviously was thousands of files deleted over the course of time including lots of sensitive stuff...

What can Major Geeks recommend I use to completely delete this stuff to please?

Much appreciated for your help. Major Geeks is superb!!! :

Steve (Phuduhudu)

Answer:Deleting Files After They Have Been Deleted From Recycle Bin

Hi and Welcome

You can use Eraser to wipe free space securely from your PC, just click File > New Task

But word of warning while using these types of file erasers, they are perminent, so its always advisable to backup all your current data/files before running.

What you can do which for is a bit of a safer option is to install CCleaner and use its secure file erasing as a way of securly deleting whats in the recycle bin whe your clearing that out, in CCleaners normal run of clearing junk/temps and the bin, this doesnt do free space though, which is whats needed for already deleted files, but can be used from a now on standpoint.

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After seeing a couple files permanently delete at unseasonable moments, I now at least enabled deletion confirmation messages. The bug is with the HDD I use for storage, the SSD hosting the OS works according to the recycle bin settings. I tried the classic subterfuge of switching these settings back and forth for both drives, without success though. This is a new installation of 8.1 Pro for me and I think making deletion without confirmation the default behavior was bad move.

Answer:Deleted files don't go to recycle bin in one of the drives

Was the allocated space perhaps not enough?

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Yesterday, my bother had faced this issue:
He had deleted some useless folders that contained several big files. These files were all too large to be displayed in “Recycle Bin”. However, he regretted latter and wanted to find these deleted big files back. Where could he find these files? Please, tell me the resolution in details.

Answer:Deleted some big files that cannot be shown in “Recycle Bin”. Help, please!

You can try Recuva (

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Ooops! How can I recover files accidentally deleted from the recycle bin? Are they gone forever?

Answer:Recycle Bin - recovering deleted files

More or less, unless you have a program that undeletes them like Norton Protected Recycle bin

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Whilst re-organising folder contents a few days ago I had to delete a lot of duplicate files. They were too big for the Recycle Bin so I deleted them in sections. They didn't appear in the Recycle Bin and I thought that was because I was deleting them direct so I wasn't concerned.Later when using Evidence Eliminator to shut down it stopped at the 'Empty Recycle Bin' stage and reported that there were 400 odd files there and the that the limit it could get rid of was set at 200.I looked again but there were no files listed in the Recycle Bin. How do I get to see them again, just in case I might want to restore any and also to get rid of the holdup when using EE?

Answer:Deleted Files not Showing in Recycle Bin

If they were to big for the recycle bin,then you may have bypassed that and deleted them all off the pc,you should get a pop up if an item is to big to fit in the recycle bin and ask if you want to delete permanently.If so then i dont know how you would get them backmaybe some 3rd party software could do it.

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i'm wondering if someone can tell me how i can recover deleted files i have deleted from my recycle bin or when i can find deleted files on my laptop, i am using XP.
Thank you

Answer:recovering deleted files from recycle bin

If the files are still in the recycle bin then they have not be permantly deleted from your system. So right click on the trash can. Select open. A window will pop up with a listing of all files and folders in the bin. select the file or folder you want then right click on it an select restore.

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I know there are freebie progs out there that will delete the files on the hard drive that were already removed from the recycle bin. I did some searches already on this site but no luck. I found a program that will recover the removed files but nothing that will premantly remove (overwrite) them. Anything out there that I can get my hands on ( free ).

Answer:Delete the 'deleted' recycle bin files

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How do you recover a deleted file that was in the recycle bin and the recycle bin is now empty?

Answer:Recovering deleted files from recycle bin

You try data recovery software. Free examples include Recuva Portable and Restoration.exe.

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I deleted some files but they don't show up in the recycle bin. I checked show hidden files and nothing shows up. Also, when I try to empty the recycle bin, it gives me an error that dc438 is in use.

Answer:deleted files not showing up in recycle bin

Open the recycle bin and right click on the open space. Select properties. If on the Global tab you have a checkmark in the box by "Do not move files to recycle bin ..." you've found your reason. Otherwise, I have no idea what's happening.

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I just ran across this issue while ridding my computer of a malware infection a couple of weeks ago.  Now, I can't remember where in the system the deleted files are.Can someone please enlighten me?  I need to know urgently for my Church's computer. Thank you in advance,Surfinwahine

Answer:How to retrieve deleted files from recycle bin?

If you deleted them manually they should be in the recycle bin, if they're not then you must have cleared it too.If you used a removal program then they should be in that program's 'vault' or 'backup'.Why would you want them back?

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Help ! When I delete a doc or file, it does not appear in my recycling bin. There is nothing unusual about the bin properties and I have not selected 'remove files immediately when deleted'. Can anyone suggest a fix?

Answer:Files deleted not appearing in Recycle bin

How much space do you allot for recycle bin? You have to allot an amount of space for recycle bin on the hard drive, much like with a page file. If you right click on recycle bin and go to properties, it will tell you what %, and if you click on the tabs for each drive individually, It will tell you what numerical value.

If the files you are deleting are bigger than the amount of RB space left empty on the drive, the system prompts you to delete them altogether and then does so if you choose yes.

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I want to recover some music video deleted from Recycle Bin. I have run EaseUs which has found lots of Mp4 & 3gp files which seem scattered about my pc. Only a few open using vlc media player, the rest don't open with an error message. Is there a way to fix these or are they gone for good.

Answer:Recovering deleted files from Recycle Bin

Try Recuva was disappointed with Easus when used yesterday

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I am using XP. My recycle bin will not retain deleted files and appears empty after several JPEGS (among other files) have been deleted. The properties settings have not been changed and are at the default setting to retain files (not to delete them). Although it appears empty, if I select 'empty recycle bin' I am asked if I am sure I want permanently to delete these {number of) files. Evesham help line suggests I re- install windows which would mean wiping my hard drive (C). At present this would be a major operatation which I don't want to undertake, although I have backed up 'My Documents' as a precaution and several of my programme files. I am using about 1% of my 120GB hard drive capacity for the Recycle Bin and this is more than enough. Any suggestions for solving this without the major upheaval of a re-installation?Thanks for any help

Answer:Recycle Bin not retaining deleted files

Just in case - do a System File check, it may clear the problem.Start, Run, sfc /scannow

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My recycle bin in XP is not displaying files that I deleted. It says that it has 10 items when I try to empty it. But it is stuck at having 10 items and not able to see the files that has been deleted. Each time I empty the bin it keeps showing and asking to delete 10 items, i do, it sounds like it works, but i repete and its the same thing over and over again. The Do not move files to the recycle bin has not been checked in The properties of recycle bin. So that is not the problem.
When I delete anything else, it dose delete from the harddrive.
Is there any way to replace the recycle bin program or fix it? How do I fix this problem? Thanks

Answer:recycle bin in XP not displaying files I deleted HLP

Think I had the same problem a few years back. I installed Norton Systemworks. I read on a Norton website that when you empty the recycle bin there are sometimes hidden files left behind. Norton Systemworks offers a second option to remove hidden files I'm sure.

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A user accidently deleted a excel file and asked me if I could retrieve it. It should of been in the recycle bin but it wasn't. I repeated the problem and no deleted files were going there.
Any clues? Tom

Answer:Deleted Excel files do not go to recycle bin

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Is there a way to recover them? I was emptying the recycle bin and accidentally included an important file. Do those freeware recovery stuff work?

Answer:Accidentally deleted Recycle bin files

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

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When I delete files in Firefox they do not show up in the recycle bin even thou
they appear to have been deleted.

Answer:Deleted files don't show up in Recycle Bin

There must be a setting somewhere that deletes them without going through the recycle option. I've set all my files do that - maybe just your Firefox files do.

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does anyone know of any software which is free that will help me get my files back?

i'v tried some but they dont let you retieve them unless you pay for it.. please can someone help its killing me... I have important files i need..
thanks x

Answer:restore deleted files from recycle bin software??

There are a number of free un-delete programs. I like Recuva. Do not install the program lest the data you need to recover be overwritten. Instead remove the hard drive and install it as a slave in another machine. Run Recuva from there.Good luck

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I mistakenly deleted some Excel files and emptied the Recycle Bin before I realized I had "saved" only shortcuts, not acutal files to the new folder.
How can I quickly retrieve these?

Answer:Restoring files deleted and removed from recycle bin

First, stop using that computer. Any further use will increase the chance that those files will be overwritten by the OS during normal operations.Then, get a data recovery program. The best free one (IMO) is - but it's very confusing to use.The best paid on (IMO) is GetDataBack from - but it's $80 US. It does offer a free analysis to tell you what you can recover before you pay for it.Other free alternatives are listed here:

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I just realized that I may have made a big mistake.  Some time ago, I typed all of my passwords onto a thumb drive using Microsoft Word.  I then deleted them all and deleted them again from the recycle bin.  Are those deleted passwords now accessible to hackers or malware?
Thank you,

Answer:Are files deleted from recycle bin secure in Windows 7?

As you are no doubt aware nothing is deleted from Windows until you empty the recycle bin but deleting a file does not actually wipe the data on the hard drive, it merely removes the file's address from the file allocation table leaving the space free for future use. If this space is not used by a later file, the data is still there. This is how recovery software  like Recuva is able to work.
So yes, it is possible for someone to access your hard drive and recover deleted data from it. But, since they would have to run some sort of recovery software the possibility is very slight. I can think of two ways to eliminate the risk. One would be to do a defrag since the moving of files would almost certainly overwrite the sectors used. The other is to use a wiping software to overwrite unused sectors, but carefully !  One example would be Ccleaner by Revo which includes an option to wipe unused sectors.
Personally I would think hard before using this sort of tool and definitely make sure that all my data on the drive was backed up first.
Chris Cosgrove

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how do i restore deleted recycle bin files, lost file drives to help my computer performance

Answer:Need to Restore files deleted from Windows XP recycle bin

Use recovery software like one of these free ones: recovery is more likely if the drive hasn't been defragmented or otherwise written to since the files were fully deleted.

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I made sure that the custom size option is selected for the recycle bin. I can delete files, but the recycle bin does not show any of the files that have been deleted. The recycle bin does show the full icon when items are deleted and I can undelete the last file that was deleted by right clicking in the bin window and selecting undo delete. No other previous files deleted show or are able to restore. I just re-installed windows, but I have been getting alot of advertisements in my email from some bogus job search engine. That has to be the only thing it could be that has caused this. Other similar forum entries I have viewed tried alot of things but never solved the problem, also 2 of them state that the problem fixes itself after a couple of days.

Someone plz help!!

Thank You,

Answer:Recycle Bin does not show deleted files Vista

Greetings, nateb4s5...

A few things to try, if you haven't already:

1. Right-click the recycle bin, click Properties, and make sure "Don't move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted." is not selected. (illustration below)...

2. Open an elevated Command Prompt window by clicking Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as Administrator...type the following command and press ENTER: 'rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin' (sans quotes)...(this clears out the $Recycle.bin folder for the C:\ drive - you may have to do this for each hard disk partition in your system)...type 'exit' (sans quotes) to close the Command Prompt window...reboot your machine, see if there's a change in symptoms...

3. Boot into Safe Mode, delete some files, and see if they are visible within the recycle bin and if you can restore and/or permanently delete them - this could tell us if there is some startup and/or 3rd-party program that is causing the problem...

4. If you don't already have another User on your computer, please create another user account. Delete some files (I would suggest deleting files you do not need, or create some new ones, then delete them). Then see if you can view those deleted files in the recycle bin. If you can, then your profile is probably corrupted in some way...

Try those - keep us posted...


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Hi all,I've accidentally deleted some file from my pc and then deleted them from Recycle Bin as well.My question is: Can i bring those files back? if you answer is yes. please tell me how?regards

Answer:How to bring back deleted files from recycle bin?

Try:Drive rescue click hereTestdisk click herePc Inspector click hereIf you are missing photo's,Googles Picasa 2 can recover some at times. click here Its a start for you and im sure others will post many more apps for you to try.

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I did a search on this and could not find anything. Once in awhile my desktop will have a bunch of random files I deleted a long time ago. I always empty it too. There won't be anything in the recycle bin or on the desktop and then I'll go to look at it after awhile and some other group of files will be there. I have tried the whole "rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin" on every drive on my computer. Windows is installed on C:. This is REALLY weird. It isn't even the same group of files each time, it is just random files I've deleted over the past 2 months. I noticed a folder for a demo install of InDesign comes up a lot and says it is in use when I try to re-delete it, could Adobe's crap software be breaking it? PLEASE HELP, THIS IS VERY ANNOYING.

Windows 7 64 Ultimate, 12 gigs of ram, I7 processor. Hard drives are at most half full.

Answer:Deleted Recycle Bin files showing up on desktop

its possible that malware programs are doing this.

I would run either SpyBot Search & Destroy or Ad-Aware to remove the malware programs that are causing this.

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My recycle bin is loaded full but shows nothing in it. I think, though can't be sure, that this happened due to an installation of Norton Ghost -- the only major installation lately. Right click gives a pop up stating a corrupted bin. I unistalled Ghost but same problem exists. I have Norton Utils. installed as well.

I know I can do a command line deletion of the recycle bin and have it renewed upon reboot, but is there any way to get at the files inside -- I deleted something important I want to restore. thanks

Answer:can I restore a corrupted recycle bin - I need some files I deleted

You may wish to try these:

Win 95/98/ME/NT/2K/XP:

For 98x/ME:

and for fat and ntfs systems:

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OOoops!A friend of mine has been silly and deleted some files and then emptied her Recycle Bin!! Doh!Does anyone know of either a utility within Windows XP or a free utility that can help get these files back?I know system restore deosn't work (plus hers doesn't work properly anyway) but don't know of any.....can anyone help?Many thanks.

Answer:Restoring Deleted Files when Recycle Bin emptied!

Most importantly do not use the 'puter since new files could over-write the deleted ones.This will take you to the top. Await advice re file recovery programs.

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I have a gateway laptop mt6705. It came with windows vista and recently I wiped it and installed windows 7.

Everything is working ok except two things.

#1 when I delete a file in any folder, the file doesn't immediately move to the recycle bin. It is deleted(because if I try to delete again I get an error saying the file cannot be found) but it will still appear in the original folder until I refresh the folder view or I close the folder and reopen it.

#2 (which isn't a big deal) but prior to the win 7 upgrade. when I used to change the volume or LCD brightness on the laptop by using the function buttons, a small blue box would appear in the upper left hand corner of the screen which displayed the level at which the volume or brightness were set. Now what appears instead is a distorted box. This same distorted box also appears for a second just after windows loads, right before I'm prompted to use my credentials to login to windows.

Any insight would be appreciated.

Answer:Deleted files dont go to recycle bin immediately

For #1, try right-clicking the recycle bin and clicking properties. There should be an option for either "Custom Size", or "Don't move files to the Recycle bin." Maybe the second one is selected? If so, I would change it to the first option and enter a significant size for the recycle bin.

Foe #2, it sounds like this would be software that Gateway adds on top of Windows, and would thus be lost when you do a re-install. Maybe you can find it on the Gateway website somewhere?

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I use Windows XP. There is not a lot in the Recycle Bin - some goes back to last year. Some recent deletes are there. I deleted a large number of music files (mp3) and folders and only 3 of these files are in the recycle bin. The Recycle Bin settings are global and do not allow for auto delete. The disk space available is large.

History: My computer had been in storage for 16 mos and I have recently been updating everything. Prior to putting it in storage I had to have it professionally restored - they suspected it was a virus. The hardware was affected and as I continued to have odd things happen I added a portable hard drive and changed settings so that My Documents and all subfolders operated from this drive. That is the only drive on which I can find the recycle bin. On the C drive I found something called Recycler.

I am good at emptying my recycle bin, but in the process of doing updates and going through old files and programs I have intentionally not emptied it as I anticipated the chance for mistakes would be greater. I was right, unfortunately, little of what I have deleted is in the bin. Don't know why old stuff is there and so little of recently deleted files/folders can be found.


Answer:deleted files/folders not showing in Recycle Bin

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I have just upgraded my Desktop & Laptop pc's to Windows Professional & Windows Home Premium from WinXP. 

Now when I delete files from any on my 4 subst drives (ie:  SubSt W: "E:\My Documents\DreamWeaver" or SubSt L: C:\XAMPP\htdocs") they are NOT going to the Recycle Bin.  


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Here is my situation:
My system is a Dell XPS 8300 running Windows 7 Home Premium.

I need help in getting the recycle bin to show deleted files. Of course, deleted files that are not visible cannot be restored.
But the deleted files ARE in the recycle bin.

How do I know?
1. Clicking on "Empty the recycle bin" identifies the right number of deleted files in the Recycle bin the including invisible ones, though clicking the "Restore All items" button restores only visible files.
2. The CCleaner utility (from sees them. When I press the ?Analyze? button with the ?Empty recycle bin? set, I can see all the erased files, but cannot restore them from there, since CCleaner is designed to remove junk files, not to restore them

More details:
1. When I delete a file from external drive J:, it IS visible in the recycle bin. J: is a FAT drive. (Previously it was connected to an XP system )
2. Files deleted from Local drive C: and external drive L: are NOT visible in the recycle bin. C: and L: are formatted as NTFS
3. Disconnect the L: external drive and the files deleted from C: reappear in the recycle bin. Reconnect the L: drive and they disappear again.

In short:
L: deleted files NEVER show in the recycle bin,
J: deleted files ALWAYS appear in the recycle bin,
C: deleted files appear in the recycle bin if L: is disconnected, and disappear if L: is connected.
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Answer:Recycle Bin does not display files deleted from NTFS drives

Welcome to Seven Forums GeorgeC. Not sure I can tell you the answer, but let's get some info so maybe the smart people here can

Open L:> Organize (Upper left)> Folder and search options> View tab> Put a check mark next to Show hidden files, folders, and drives (if it isn't checked already)> Uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)> Click Yes on the warning popup> Apply> OK

Now a hidden recycle bin folder named $RECYCLE.BIN will be showing. Left click it and see if your deleted files are there.

Also, post a screenshot of your Disk Management screen

Start> In search box type computer management> Enter> In left pane click on Disk Management> Post a screenshot of this

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

You can now reverse the order and recheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended), and uncheck Show hidden files, folders, and drives if it was not checked before.

A Guy

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OS: Windows 7 (64bit)
DRIVES: (C Drive: Hitachi 500gb) (External Drive (D Drive (USB)): Seagate 500gb)

I never had this problem before (been going strong for 1-2 years). Just in the last week the power went out due to storms and my computer(laptop) had to resort to using the battery for an hour.
Now I restarted it a few times since then, so any battery conversation settings should had switched over to plugged in mode.
What's located in "Computer":
C & D Drive Recycle.bin right click properties:
C & D Drive properties in "Device Manager":

Basically I deleted a file the other day, had a wtf moment and went into the recycle.bin to get it, but it wasn't there.
Ended up finding it in my external drives hidden recycle.bin file.
Now I'm on a quest to understand why I can't see these deleted files.

After I unplug my external HD, it shows all the deleted files(from both drives) in my recycle.bin.
When I plug the external HD back in, the problem reappears and I can no longer see deleted files in the recycle.bin.

I turned off hidden files/folder in the folders control panel settings, so that isn't the issue. I still have the problem.

My external HD (using USB 3.0) is set up to mirror new/edited files every hour from specific areas on my main drive (C).
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After I delete files from my Windows 10 PC, the get deleted and go to Recycle Bin. I empty the Recycle Bin and the files get deleted there too and the Recycle Bin is empty.
Now after I restart my computer, the deleted files reappear in Recycle Bin,

Answer:Deleted files keep coming back or reappearing in Windows Recycle Bin

Maybe your Recycle Bin is corrupted. Reset your Recycle Bin and see if that helps.

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I work on a laptop and a desktop. I use an external 320 GB hard disk to save my files.
The laptop is running windows 7 home basic 64 bit (more than 2 years old) and The desktop is running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit (recently installed with formatting new pc).
The problem is..
If the HDD connected to the desktop and I delete any file from the HDD, the file appears in the recycle bin of the desktop but as I connect the HDD in laptop the files are not appear under recycle bin of the laptop. Likewise any file deleted from HDD appears in recycle bin of the laptop when the HDD connected to the laptop but not appears in the recycle bin when connected to the desktop.
Is it normal? I do not think so. If it is a problem then how can I correct it. I have tried windows troubleshooting -- performance check , HDD error check but no error can be find out in both computers.

Wish for your helpful suggestions.

Answer:Recycle bin not showing deleted files for an external hard drive

I think this is quite normal if I have read your post correctly. When you delete a file from your external HD the deleted file get transferred to the Recycle Bin of the computer you are using. When you change the external HD to your laptop then there is no record of those files as they have already been deleted & would still be the Recycle Bin of desktop, unless you have deleted them from there.

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just for an example
if i just deleted a movie file , by shift+delete , can i recover him right away? i mean 2-3 seconds after
cause theoretically the space is still available and the DATA doesn't get erased unless it was rewritten onto by something else

thanks in advanced
p.s i didn't find another sub-forum more suitable than this so you think it doesn't belong here...

Answer:is there a way to recover a files you have just deleted?

Recycle bin - undelete doesn't work?

whoops just saw the shift - delete.

HAHA /nelson

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I had a flash drive with .pdf files among others on it. Once I inserted the drive, the compuer would ask me whether or not I wanted to scan the drive because some errors were found. I chose not to scan it. The drive opened fine. But the next time I inserted the drive and chose not to scan it, the drive opened but half the files were gone. To recover the files, I was recommended to use "virtual Lab" recovery software. This program scanned the drive and found some files and saved them into a folder called "Raw Files". Inside of it there are several folders. One of them is of interest to me as it is called Adobe Acrobat Documents There are .pdf files and they probably are the ones I am looking for but when try to open them with the  Adobe Acrobat reader, the message says that they cannot be opened because            "they were either not supported or, damaged, for example, sent in e-mail and incorrectly decoded"My question: is there anything that could be done to bring these files back to life at this point? E.g. re-docode them, so they are decoded correctly?Thanks!

Answer:Would Appreciate Help to Recover Deleted Files

Simple answer is" No" You have already used a software program to recover some files. That may be as much as you can do. In theory, flash drives are supposed to be very reliable. But many users report they fail more often than they shooed.IMHO the best way to store files is on a good  quality eternal drive. Prices vary.

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I just deleted some files off my computer that I need back, is there a way I can recover them?

Answer:Is it possible to recover deleted files?

There are programs that will recover deleted files, however, there are no guarantees they will recover all of them if any. Try not to use that machine until you find some software you want to try, as the data may be overwritten. O&O Software makes a data recovery tool, though it is not free and I am not sure how effective it is. Good luck.

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Hi All,

Does anyone know of a good program to recover deleted files?

Thanks a lot,

Answer:Recover Deleted Files XP

Hello cdrdannya. If the deleted files were not removed through a systems recovery then you could try this.

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i need help... i accidentally deleted some important files on my drive D... can i still recover it? ..... i've already saved something else on the same drive......
im using windows XP.... Thanks.... hope you can help me......

Answer:Recover deleted files

It's possible the filles may still be there. First try to undelete in your recycle bin. If that's a no go, there are a few commercial recovery programs out there. The only way you can possibily undelete files that have already been deleted in the recycle bin is using such a program provided the files have not been overwritten. If you write something to the same disk it doesn't necessarily mean your deleted files have been overwritten.
If a file recovery program doesn't work, they're gone forever.

ALLWAYS back up! :hotbounce

try this link:,collid,1295,00.asp

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Hi, does any body outhere no of a free file recovery programme that will allow me to restore my files that have been deleted. For some reason last night most of my files within the my documents folder disappeared leaving just the shell folders. I used to use a programme called 'Restoration' (I think) which allowed me to scan my hard drive and I was able to choose and recover deleted files. The problem was made worse because I had all of my downloaded programmes saved in a folder within the my documents folder which of course contained the restoration programme. I have looked on the net to try and find Restoration but with no luck. Does it still exist or has it changed name as I downloaded it over a year ago. Thank you in advance

Answer:Recover Deleted Files

click here

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Today I deleted sixteen files that I needed - they weren't sent to the recycle bin as I usually hold down shift and delete together so I don't have to empty the recycle bin often. I know there are many file recovery programs available that you have to pay for, but as I only need to recover around 16 files I was wondering if any of you knew about a deleted file recovery program which was free, even if it was for a limited time. I tried downloading some demos but they either only allowed small files to be recovered or didn't let you recover any files without paying.

The files I deleted were no more than 100k/b, and I use Windows 98 SE. Anybody know of any recover deleted file programs that would help me?

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There are no demo or free programs for recovering files. It there were then the one's out there couldn't charge an arm and a leg. Do you have any backups? Sorry

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