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    I have a HP Windows 7 Ultimate upgraded from Windows7 Pro. When I delete files the recycle bin changes its icon to show there are files in it but when I double click on the recycle bin no files show up. I have deleted the $Recycle.bin but that did not solve the problem.

    Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks much

    Chris

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    The Recycle Bin icon on your desktop is a shortcut to the real thing. I might try deleting it then placing a new shortcut on the desktop. Right Click on an empty area of the desktop, choose Personalize. on the left side of the window is a link to Change desktop icons. Here you can select to place a new shortcut to the Recycle Bin on the desktop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Sanft View Post
    I have a HP Windows 7 Ultimate upgraded from Windows7 Pro. When I delete files the recycle bin changes its icon to show there are files in it but when I double click on the recycle bin no files show up. I have deleted the $Recycle.bin but that did not solve the problem.
    Anyone have any ideas?
    Thanks much
    Chris
    Hi Chris, Welcome to the Lounge
    When you open 'bin' ensure any attached hdd's are powered on first, now right click and 'refresh'.
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    Serveral options to try:

    Using regedit to delete and restore recycle bin:
    Delete Recycle Bin:
    Start > Run > type in ...regedit..OK
    Navigate to the following Key.....
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace
    you will need to click the + next to each step
    When you have clicked the + by NameSpace you will see a number of Keys ( numbers and letters )
    find this one ........{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
    It is the Recycle Bin Key.
    Right click on it and delete.
    Close registry editor by clicking the - next to My Computer at the top of the list.
    The Recycle Bin should disappear from the desktop.
    Restore the Recycle Bin:
    Follow the above steps and click the + next to NameSpace
    Create the following Key:
    {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} ...copy and paste ...brackets too.
    To do this you will need to click on Edit ( toolbar ) > New > Key
    paste in the copied key from this text.

    Your new Recycle Bin should be created.
    Rebuilding the Icon Cache:
    Manually Rebuild the Icon Cache using the Command Prompt
    From elevated command promt:

    taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F
    CD /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local
    DEL IconCache.db /a
    shutdown /r
    Make a regfile of this, For Vista & W7:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\DefaultIcon]
    @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00 ,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
    00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00 ,32,00,5c,00,69,00,6d,00,\
    61,00,67,00,65,00,72,00,65,00,73,00,2e,00,64,00,6c ,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,35,\
    00,34,00,00,00
    "Full"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00, 6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
    00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00 ,33,00,32,00,5c,00,69,00,\
    6d,00,61,00,67,00,65,00,72,00,65,00,73,00,2e,00,64 ,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,\
    00,35,00,34,00,00,00
    "Empty"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00 ,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
    00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00 ,33,00,32,00,5c,00,69,00,\
    6d,00,61,00,67,00,65,00,72,00,65,00,73,00,2e,00,64 ,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,\
    00,35,00,35,00,00,00
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    Thanks Gang -- Tried all of them and none of them worked.

    Chris

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    Chris, what happens if you create a new folder on the desktop, open recycle bin, drag the new folder into it, close & reopen recycle bin ?
    Check properties also.

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    When I drag the file into the Recycle Bin it shows. When I close the recycle bin and reopen it -- The file is not listed. If I empty the recycle bin it says do you want to delete these ## items

    Chris

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    Chris, I am partly in the same boat as you, occasionally but not recently, when I put 3 or 4 files rangeing in size from 700mb to 4.3 gb from desktop to bin 1 or 2 just vanish. As yet I have no idea why.
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    Is there any chance you are holding Shift key while choosing Delete or dragging the files to Recycle? Holding the Shift key while doing so is a shortcut to bypass the Recycle Bin and simply delete it the file.
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    Good question but I am not holding down the shift key. Indeed, the Recycle Bin changes to indicate that there are files in it when I delete a file. If I empty the recycle bin It asks me if I want to delete the files.

    Thanks

    Chris

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    I had the same problem, I think when I changed themes it didn't reset properly. I fixed it by right clicking on the desktop, choose personalize then under aero themes click om windows 7. Did that then all worked as normal again.

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    Thanks -- I tried that and it did not work.

    Chris

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    Your recycle bin appears to be corrupt. You can attempt to delete it and reboot the system in an attempt to have the os recreate it fresh.
    rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin
    Assuming "C" is your primary drive.

    You could also try the system file checker tool to attempt repair:
    (Run these from an elevated command prompt)
    sfc /scannow
    To See and Read the SFC /SCANNOW Scan Results

    NOTE: When SFC runs, it logs it's actions to the C:\WINDOWS\LOGS\CBS\CBS.LOG. This will show you how to see only the specific SFC entries with the [SR] tags in the CBS.log. This can be helpful to show you what files SFC could not fix automatically if you wanted to try and manually replace them.
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    Thanks -- Those did not work either.

    What finally seemed to work is going into Windows Explorer and deleting the recycle bin.

    Seem to be working now

    Thanks for all the help

    Chris

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