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Recycle Bin- I now have 2 of them

by bigjb3 / July 16, 2005 11:39 AM PDT

I was having a problem where files I deleted were not going to the Recycle Bin, but were permanently deleted. A recent post solved the problem. My C:\ Recycled folder was mis-named C:\Recycler. When I renamed it to Recycled, I ended up with 2 folders- one named Recycled and the other Recycler. Now when I delete a file, the file goes into both of these files under a subfolder called s-1-5-21-3081789997-30630632-2146560748-1003. I have tried to delete the Recycler folder, but it says the file is write-protected, or currently in use. When I uncheck the Read-only attribute box when I right-click on the Recycled folder, and click Apply and OK, the box rechecks itself. I tried renaming the subfolder with the long string of numbers, and then deleting it, but another folder with the original name appeared.

The problem with this situation is that with 2 Recycle Bins, they take up twice the space of one.
Any suggestions?

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How to Remoce Recycle bin (1 available from 2)
by anil_adur / July 16, 2005 10:44 PM PDT

hi you can do one thing press f8 while starting windows xp then go to safe mode . Go to my computer select c folder double click it then you can go to tools folder options then enable hidden file. after wards you can change the property of recler in to normal that means remove read only and hidden then you can delete it

try it ok


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Didn't work
by bigjb3 / July 17, 2005 1:56 AM PDT

My Hidden Files were already enabled. I went into safe mode and tried to remove the "read only" check, but it wouldn't work. When I tried to delete the Reclycler folder, I got the same result as before.
Any other suggestions?

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by lilShortZaznXboi / July 17, 2005 2:04 AM PDT

System Restore,Reformat maybe the option. You may have a third party program that makes another recycle bin. Like the ones that optimize your system speed.
"System Mechanic" for example.

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by gmperry / July 17, 2005 7:00 AM PDT
In reply to: hmm.....

Have you looked at Google==Move On Boot. Gordon

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Back to normal
by bigjb3 / July 17, 2005 9:45 AM PDT
In reply to: hmmm

System restore did the trick. I now have the Recycler folder again (but can't rename it), but when I delete a file, it does now go to the recycle bin, instead of being permanently deleted. Thanks to all for your suggestions!

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