Windows 10: Recycle bin not working as usual. Solved

  1.    15 Nov 2015 #1

    Recycle bin not working as usual.

    So, this is surprising. I just noticed this, but I don't know since when it's happening, but here's the problem: once I delete something, it doesn't appear on the recycle bin. I've checked its configuration and, unless I'm missing something, I think everything is alright. Here is a screenshot to see how I have it configured:

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    So, when I delete something (no matter what's the weight, there is not confirmatin dialog, neither is thrown to the bin. Anybody hee is having similar issues?

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       15 Nov 2015 #2

    Hello Ghost82, :)

    Select each drive at the top, and make sure the box is check at the bottom for each one.
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  3.    15 Nov 2015 #3

    Hi Brink! Yep, they are! The specs for each drive are:

    C:, maximum of 5000, request of confirmation.
    D:, maximum of 2000, request of confirmation.
    J:, maximum of 2000, request of confirmation.

    But it's still not working.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       15 Nov 2015 #4

    Just to verify, if you delete a file on your desktop and open the Recycle Bin, the file is not in the Recycle Bin? Even after refreshing (F5) the Recycle Bin?

    If you have windows open, check behind them to see if maybe the delete confirmation may just be covered up. You should see the File Explorer icon on your taskbar highlighted if there's a delete confirmation open.
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  5.    15 Nov 2015 #5

    Hm... I don't know how, but it seems to be working again as usual. But, surprise!, on one of my drives, it only works properly with "new" files created to test it. The old ones can be lost because Windows is not showing any message of confirmation -I just checked it with some documents I didn't need-, neither is putting them on the recycle bin. That's weird as hell. Maybe it should be related to the indexing service or something like that?
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       15 Nov 2015 #6

    I don't think the index should affect the Recycle Bin.

    If it happens again, you could see if using METHOD ONE in the tutorial below may help if the Recycle Bin is corrupted.

    Recycle Bin Corrupted - Cannot Delete File or Folder
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  7.    15 Nov 2015 #7

    I'll have a look at it, but as I said, the problem is no that I can't delete files, because I can. The thing is that if I delete it, it does not appear on the recycle bin.

    Let me have a look and I'll be back :)

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  8.    15 Nov 2015 #8

    Ok, so I did the firs method on that guide and it seems to be working properly. Now, when I delete a file or a folder, it appears on the recycle bin and can be restored.

    Thank you very much, Brink!
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       15 Nov 2015 #9

    You're most welcome. I'm glad it was just simple corruption. :)
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