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hello...I am having a hard time trying to figure out what is wrong with my recycle bin...I delete things and they go ...I don't know where so I can't restore anything I have deleted to the recycle bin. I unistalled all my Norton things and I still put stuff in the recycle bin and it disappears...can anyone help me? I am getting frustrated! :mad: :mad: :mad:

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Hi,
Try these steps. Check whether Recycle Bin works or not after trying each step, if it works correctly then do not proceed furthur steps:-
1] Right-click on the Recycle Bin icon and click "Empty Recycle Bin" (even if its empty) and then check whether deleted files go to Recycle Bin.

2] Right-click on the Recycle Bin and click "Properties" and here uncheck the option "Do not move files to Recycle Bin" under "Global" tab.

3] Right-click on the below provided link and click "Save Target As" (or "Save Destination As") and save the file with default filename (that is restorerecyclebin.reg)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/restorerecyclebin.reg
Next, double-click on that REG file and click "Yes" to merge it to Registry. Then restart the PC and check whether the Bin works allright or not.

4] If the above tips doesnt help, then go to Start Menu > Run and type cmd and press Enter. Next, in Command Prompt, type the command (for XP):-
rd /s /q c:\recycled
and press Enter key. Then reboot the PC and check whether Recycle Bin works correctly or not.

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thank you but it did not work and the command won't type into the line it comes up the system file cannot find the file specified.

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it still isn't showing up anything I have deleted in the recycle bin...ran all the norton removal program things...is there any hope?

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how do you tell if if it is NFTS? or FAt 32

Open My Computer, and R-click on the C: drive, then select properties, there it should say what the file system type is.

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:) :) :) thank you so much swatkat and just a nobody...I have NTF
and If your file system is NTFS, try this.

Start > Run: cmd

At the command prompt enter:

rd /s c:\recycler

Confirm the prompt to delete the bin and its subdirectories. Reboot the system and save a file to the bin.

If the file system is FAT32, use the command:

rd /s c:\recycled

instead.

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Hi,
Yes, i knew it! That's why i asked you the File system :)
Is the Recycle Bin working correctly now ?

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yes it worked to me the 3rd option.after i restarted my pc i deleted a file and it apeared to recycle bin

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