Recycle Bin not collecting deleted files


G

Guest

Windows Home XP Sp3 system loses deleted files...they never make it to
the recycle bin. This happened once before but I cannot find the fix.
The properties for the recycle bin are set so that deleted files are
moved to bin and not immediately deleted. Cannot find what may have
gotten accidentally toggled.

Any ideas??

Henry
 
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U

Unknown

I heard of this problem in the past. The way it was corrected was by
deleting the recycle bin and creating a new one.
 
L

Lem

Windows Home XP Sp3 system loses deleted files...they never make it to
the recycle bin. This happened once before but I cannot find the fix.
The properties for the recycle bin are set so that deleted files are
moved to bin and not immediately deleted. Cannot find what may have
gotten accidentally toggled.

Any ideas??

Henry

Is the recycle bin full? Be default, the recycle bin is set to 10% of
the size of the drive with a maximum of 3.99 GB. As the bin fills up,
older files are deleted to make room for more-recently deleted files. If
the size of the file you are attempting to delete is larger than the
size of the recycle bin, the file will be deleted (without being saved
in the bin). The prompt should indicate that this is happening, but if
you don't look closely, you might have missed it.

--
Lem -- MS-MVP

To the moon and back with 2K words of RAM and 36K words of ROM.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Guidance_Computer
http://history.nasa.gov/afj/compessay.htm
 
P

Peter Foldes

Is Norton Recycle Bin installed. Is your Recycle Bin set to delete files immediately
 
G

Guest

Good suggestions. Yes, some files are actually folders and pretty
large and possibly the bin gets full, though the disk is 250GB, so
that would be unusual. No Norton. Today it is acting normally. I will
watch for the size issues. Thanks for the suggestions.
 
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L

Lem

Good suggestions. Yes, some files are actually folders and pretty
large and possibly the bin gets full, though the disk is 250GB, so
that would be unusual. No Norton. Today it is acting normally. I will
watch for the size issues. Thanks for the suggestions.

Over 40 GB, the disk size is not relevant. The Recycle Bin has a hard
max of 3.99 GB regardless of the per cent setting on the RB properties
sheet.

--
Lem -- MS-MVP

To the moon and back with 2K words of RAM and 36K words of ROM.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Guidance_Computer
http://history.nasa.gov/afj/compessay.htm
 
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