Recycle Bin not working


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I'm running Windows 2000 with SP4, and I'm having a problem with my Recycle
Bin. When I try to delete things as Administrator, the Recycle Bin works
correctly -- the deleted items show up in the Recycle Bin. However, both of
my non-admin users are experiencing a problem -- whenever they delete
something, it doesn't show up in the Recycle Bin, it's just permanently
deleted. I do have the Recycle Bin configured correctly for both users (the
"Do not move files to the Recycle Bin" box is unchecked). Since I just
recently installed Windows 2000 on my computer, I don't know if those two
users always had this problem. Any idea why the Recycle Bin isn't working
for those non-admin users?

Another bizarre thing (maybe unrelated to the above) I've noticed is that
sometimes when I delete things in Windows Explorer, another window is
brought into the foreground immediately when I click OK on the confirmation
dialog. Why is that happening?
 
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Gary Smith

The recycle bin for your non-admin users may have become corrupted. The
first thing to try is to delete it and let Windows recreate it. The
easiest way to do this is from within Windows Explorer. Make sure that
hidden and system files are being displayed (the first change everyone
should make to a new Windows installation) then just delete the folder
named Recycler.
 
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I figured it out. Administrator had full permissions on the RECYCLER
folders, but the non-admin users only had read & execute permissions. I
changed it so that Everyone has Full Control.
 

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