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  1. sorry for your troubles, too. based on everything...

    sorry for your troubles, too. based on everything you've said, all i can think of is to check the rb's own setting - there is an option to delete stuff rather than storing it. second, i'd suggest...
  2. Gang, we have just relearned for the umpteenth...

    Gang, we have just relearned for the umpteenth time the power of mutual support. Thank you, world wide web, for everything, and thank you, Windows Secrets, for hosting this discussion.
  3. well, gang, thanks to everybody above. problem...

    well, gang, thanks to everybody above. problem solved. iolo's default setting is to regularly delete everything from the recycle bin. if you dont want that to happen, you have to go into the detailed...
  4. Swampster, i'm glad it worked for you. I also had...

    Swampster, i'm glad it worked for you. I also had disabled mechanic, but after a number of hours my recycle bin emptied itself. Hope you don't have any future PC problems.
    best,
  5. interesting, but no defrag software has been...

    interesting, but no defrag software has been active, afaik. and in this case the defrag would have to run every few hours, and be set to erase the entire recycle bin... seems unlikely, but i will...
  6. Sounds very good, Fred. perhaps a shortcut -...

    Sounds very good, Fred. perhaps a shortcut - remove g: and test the recycle bin. if the problem goes away, we have the culprit. if not, maybe time to reinstall the o/s from d: (with guidance - ive...
  7. here's the root of the g drive. i don't see it as...

    here's the root of the g drive. i don't see it as being bootable... 35308
  8. wow! this floors me. i have no idea why the...

    wow! this floors me. i have no idea why the toshiba backup drive claimed itself as an active partition! the internal drive hosts c and d - as you saw. when i disconnected the backup drive, the 100 mb...
  9. Fred, hope this transfers. if not, i will email...

    Fred, hope this transfers. if not, i will email or dropbox it to you. 35304
  10. i was beginning to get optimistic... but the...

    i was beginning to get optimistic... but the problem persists.
    i removed the paging hard drive (i was surprised to learn that i had not formatted a partition on this drive with an old windows...
  11. thanks!!

    thanks!!
  12. interesting questions, which is why i wondered...

    interesting questions, which is why i wondered early on about where the bin resides. (of course, after i thought about it for 30 seconds, it makes sense that it's just a logical folder spanning all...
  13. Fred, thanks. i think i answered with the...

    Fred, thanks. i think i answered with the previous comment - c:\ is the OS and main data drive; it has 900 gig free space.
  14. dis play delete confirmation is checked. c drive...

    dis play delete confirmation is checked. c drive - 914 gb free of 1.35 tb.
    i'm not sure what you meant by "just the OS", since i assume that various folders expand or shrink as needed. please...
  15. good idea but the bin is 9268 megabytes. thanks...

    good idea but the bin is 9268 megabytes. thanks for the suggestion....
  16. status update: system log doesnt seem to have...

    status update: system log doesnt seem to have anything peculiar; backup s/w was not active; files in recycle still vaporized. will do a safe mode test soon as i can.
  17. it wasnt norton. my external backup drive was...

    it wasnt norton. my external backup drive was active while i was away this afternoon, according to the event log, and the file in the recycle bin vaporized. now we'll try with the backup disabled and...
  18. Joe, i dont have any 3rd party sys clean programs...

    Joe, i dont have any 3rd party sys clean programs running. i've just disabled Norton, and deleted a file. we'll see what happens. on a related topic, where does the recycle bin reside if i have more...
  19. will do - am currently trying to undelete...

    will do - am currently trying to undelete everything in recycle bin, to attempt salvage. will get back to you; thanks for the suggestion will reply after weekend.
  20. Recycle bin keeps emptying itself despite settings

    My PC"s recycle bin is definitely not set to permanently delete files, but the bin empties itself every few hours. (haven't got an exact timing yet.) so it always has somewhere between 0 and a...
  21. I have enough drive space that i don't need the...

    I have enough drive space that i don't need the extra percentage that i'd gain with permanent delete. pls give me a hint on the second comment re volume shadow copy... the things i found on this...
  22. thx 10**6.

    thx 10**6.
  23. we agree, recycle bin space is limited... but...

    we agree, recycle bin space is limited... but with multiple drives (one of which is 1.5Tb), i had to be certain that the 18% of my total 2 gig is 18% on EACH drive/partition. there is also a lot of...
  24. good idea. it was NTFS. but thanks for...

    good idea. it was NTFS. but thanks for suggesting...
  25. interesting thought. i've wiped out a *lot* of...

    interesting thought. i've wiped out a *lot* of recycle items, should be more than enough... will post when i rerun backup.
    interesting side question: if i have multiple physical drives and/or...
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