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Re: Recycle bin problems- bin always shows empty

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Oppie, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. Oppie

    Oppie Flightless Bird

    Still not resolved. Thank you for any suggested fixes.
    cross-posted to windowsxp.general

    "Oppie" <Oppie@saynotospam.com> wrote in message
    news:-OTrW5vPoKHA.4836@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Yes, I did check that. Global tab > Use one setting for all drives > (do
    > not move files to recycle bin...) is unchecked.
    >
    > This is on both of my XP Pro machines. The newer of the two is working
    > properly. The older one that ran Norton AV at one point (with protected
    > recycle bin) is the one that has the problem.
    >
    > Norton was replaced by Trend Micro OfficeScan (by our company) about 2
    > years ago. Never had the problem until recently. Would guess that
    > something is strange in the Registry and was affected by recent updates.
    >
    >
    > "Hot-text" <hot-text@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:eOO2vgPoKHA.5224@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> Right Hand Click Recycle Bin
    >> Click on Properties
    >>
    >> If Check ..... uncheck ......Apply ... OK
    >>
    >> Do not move files to the Recycle Bin,
    >> Remove files immediately when deleted.
    >>
    >> if not Check check it ......Apply then
    >> uncheck ......Apply ... OK
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Oppie" <oppie@nospam.com> wrote in message
    >> news:uSIWqPPoKHA.1548@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>> One of my two boxes running XP Pro has developed a problem with the
    >>> Recycle bin.
    >>>
    >>> The bin shows as empty. I delete something and get the normal dialog if
    >>> you want to send it to the recycle bin, reply Yes and it vanishes.
    >>> Recycle bin still shows empty icon and opening the bin shows no
    >>> contents. Running disc cleanup shows that the recycle bin has 0 KB.
    >>>
    >>> It's almost like doing a shift del (bypassing the recycle bin and
    >>> directly deleting) but I do get the delete confirmation dialog that
    >>> specifies recycle bin. Any ideas on how to fix this?
    >>>
    >>> tia - Oppie

    >>
     
  2. Oppie

    Oppie Flightless Bird

    Re: Recycle bin problems- Fixed!

    Found a reference to recycle bin repairs
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_qr.htm [scroll down to recycle...]

    Worked my way through the listed solutions but the one that did the trick is
    to go into command prompt and rd /s /q c:/recycler and reboot.
    Didn't have to run the second part of the recommended fix
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/restorerecyclebin.reg

    Windows will recreate the deleted system folder for the recycle bin upon
    reboot and give it the default settings. All good now. [whew!]

    "Oppie" <Oppie@SayNoToSpam.com> wrote in message
    news:uBgCYtboKHA.4648@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Still not resolved. Thank you for any suggested fixes.
    > cross-posted to windowsxp.general
    >
    > "Oppie" <Oppie@saynotospam.com> wrote in message
    > news:-OTrW5vPoKHA.4836@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> Yes, I did check that. Global tab > Use one setting for all drives > (do
    >> not move files to recycle bin...) is unchecked.
    >>
    >> This is on both of my XP Pro machines. The newer of the two is working
    >> properly. The older one that ran Norton AV at one point (with protected
    >> recycle bin) is the one that has the problem.
    >>
    >> Norton was replaced by Trend Micro OfficeScan (by our company) about 2
    >> years ago. Never had the problem until recently. Would guess that
    >> something is strange in the Registry and was affected by recent updates.
    >>
    >>
    >> "Hot-text" <hot-text@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:eOO2vgPoKHA.5224@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>> Right Hand Click Recycle Bin
    >>> Click on Properties
    >>>
    >>> If Check ..... uncheck ......Apply ... OK
    >>>
    >>> Do not move files to the Recycle Bin,
    >>> Remove files immediately when deleted.
    >>>
    >>> if not Check check it ......Apply then
    >>> uncheck ......Apply ... OK
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Oppie" <oppie@nospam.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:uSIWqPPoKHA.1548@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>> One of my two boxes running XP Pro has developed a problem with the
    >>>> Recycle bin.
    >>>>
    >>>> The bin shows as empty. I delete something and get the normal dialog if
    >>>> you want to send it to the recycle bin, reply Yes and it vanishes.
    >>>> Recycle bin still shows empty icon and opening the bin shows no
    >>>> contents. Running disc cleanup shows that the recycle bin has 0 KB.
    >>>>
    >>>> It's almost like doing a shift del (bypassing the recycle bin and
    >>>> directly deleting) but I do get the delete confirmation dialog that
    >>>> specifies recycle bin. Any ideas on how to fix this?
    >>>>
    >>>> tia - Oppie
    >>>
     
  3. Hot-text

    Hot-text Flightless Bird

    Re: Recycle bin problems- Fixed!

    Good Job Oppie
    Now you able to help us!

    "Oppie" <oppie@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:#tTZYp0oKHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    > Found a reference to recycle bin repairs
    > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_qr.htm [scroll down to recycle...]
    >
    > Worked my way through the listed solutions but the one that did the trick
    > is to go into command prompt and rd /s /q c:/recycler and reboot.
    > Didn't have to run the second part of the recommended fix
    > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/restorerecyclebin.reg
    >
    > Windows will recreate the deleted system folder for the recycle bin upon
    > reboot and give it the default settings. All good now. [whew!]
    >
    > "Oppie" <Oppie@SayNoToSpam.com> wrote in message
    > news:uBgCYtboKHA.4648@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> Still not resolved. Thank you for any suggested fixes.
    >> cross-posted to windowsxp.general
    >>
    >> "Oppie" <Oppie@saynotospam.com> wrote in message
    >> news:-OTrW5vPoKHA.4836@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>> Yes, I did check that. Global tab > Use one setting for all drives > (do
    >>> not move files to recycle bin...) is unchecked.
    >>>
    >>> This is on both of my XP Pro machines. The newer of the two is working
    >>> properly. The older one that ran Norton AV at one point (with protected
    >>> recycle bin) is the one that has the problem.
    >>>
    >>> Norton was replaced by Trend Micro OfficeScan (by our company) about 2
    >>> years ago. Never had the problem until recently. Would guess that
    >>> something is strange in the Registry and was affected by recent updates.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Hot-text" <hot-text@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:eOO2vgPoKHA.5224@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Right Hand Click Recycle Bin
    >>>> Click on Properties
    >>>>
    >>>> If Check ..... uncheck ......Apply ... OK
    >>>>
    >>>> Do not move files to the Recycle Bin,
    >>>> Remove files immediately when deleted.
    >>>>
    >>>> if not Check check it ......Apply then
    >>>> uncheck ......Apply ... OK
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Oppie" <oppie@nospam.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:uSIWqPPoKHA.1548@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> One of my two boxes running XP Pro has developed a problem with the
    >>>>> Recycle bin.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> The bin shows as empty. I delete something and get the normal dialog
    >>>>> if you want to send it to the recycle bin, reply Yes and it vanishes.
    >>>>> Recycle bin still shows empty icon and opening the bin shows no
    >>>>> contents. Running disc cleanup shows that the recycle bin has 0 KB.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> It's almost like doing a shift del (bypassing the recycle bin and
    >>>>> directly deleting) but I do get the delete confirmation dialog that
    >>>>> specifies recycle bin. Any ideas on how to fix this?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> tia - Oppie
    >>>>

    >
    >
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