Recycle bin icon


The Recycle Bin icon appears on my desktop. When I delete a file I get the message that the deleted file will go to the recycle bin. When I open the recycle bin none of the deleted files appear on the menu, it is totally blank. The files are deleted, evidently bypassing the Recycle Bin.

I have noticed this problem just recently and someone told me that it was created by one of the automatic Microsoft updates. If so, I have no idea which one. How do I resolve this challenge and get the Recycle Bin to show the deleted files?

Please advise,

Robert Spies


This question was answered on October 23, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Right click on recycle bin and select properties

make sure that on the recycle bin properties box

the Do not move files to the recycle bin.

Remove files immediately when deleted

check box is not selected.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on October 23, 2003