System restore doesn't monitor user files, so that's useless anyway.
If it works correctly on another machine and not on this one, it's a mystery. I don't know of any setting.
Things to try:
- Keep shift pressed while pressing delete. That circumvents the recycle bin.
- Delete in a command window (the commands you've got to master are (1) going to another drive, (2) cd to another folder, if necessary, (3) del to delete the file). What happens now?
Hi. I recently re-installed XP on my desktop pc and applied all the updates (service packs etc). Ever since then I am unable to delete files off a flash drive I use (TDK Trans-It. No write protect switch). They initially disappear, but the drive is still full, and after a few seconds they reappear on the drive in windows explorer. If I delete them off using my laptop (Vista ultimate) they stay deleted, and the problem didn't occur before I formatted and reinstalled XP, so it must be a setting somewhere, but I can't find it! System restore is only monitoring my 2 main HDDs, so don't think it's that.
Any help would be hugely appreciated.