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    Recycle Bin in Win 8.1

    Did not notice this until I upgraded to Win 8.1 and then IE11.

    But when you delete an item from Favorites in IE 11 it does not go to the recycle bin. I guess it is permanently deleted.

    Is it suppose to work this way or do I have a problems. Items deleted from My Documents go to the recycle bin just fine.




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    Items deleted from you system...eg HDD goes to the recycle bin. Items in your browser, any browser, is just deleted as it's a portal to the internet and not directly to the OS.

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    IE 11 and Windows 7 deleted favorites go into the Recycle Bin on my PC. An IE 11 Favorite is just a shortcut contained in the \users\your user ID\Favorites folder and can be deleted to the recycle bin like any other shortcut.

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    I just ran a quick test (using a clean Win8.1 VM, with IE 11). I emptied the Recycle Bin. I then launched IE, created a Favorite, and then deleted the Favorite. I saw the Recycle Bin icon change from the 'empty' icon to the 'non-empty' icon. When I opened the Recycle Bin, I found the deleted favorite. I clicked on the deleted favorite, and selected 'restore', and the item was added back into my Favorites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    IE 11 and Windows 7 deleted favorites go into the Recycle Bin on my PC. An IE 11 Favorite is just a shortcut contained in the \users\your user ID\Favorites folder and can be deleted to the recycle bin like any other shortcut.

    Jerry
    Well, I stand corrected. It does exactly what you said Jerry for IE 11 in windows 8.1 as well. It doesn't work that way in chrome or FF...I wonder why? I only use Chrome/FF and rarely use IE.

    Thanks for the clarification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    It doesn't work that way in chrome or FF...I wonder why? I only use Chrome/FF and rarely use IE.
    I don't think Chrome or Firefox save bookmarks as individual files like Internet Explorer does for favorites.

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    I haven't notice that in IE11. Let me try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    It doesn't work that way in chrome or FF...I wonder why? I only use Chrome/FF and rarely use IE.
    Perhaps you should ask the developers of those programs as to why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by access-mdb View Post
    No; the question is about Internet Explorer, not Firefox.

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    Sorry Bruce, just reacted to the last few posts referring to FF and Chrome. Might http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/i...3-7726e4d3c63d help, or should I get my coat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by access-mdb View Post
    Sorry Bruce, just reacted to the last few posts referring to FF and Chrome. Might http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/i...3-7726e4d3c63d help, or should I get my coat!
    Does that explain why a deleted IE favorite would not appear in the recycle bin?

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    So any idea what is wrong with my Win 8.1 or IE11. Is there a setting for this somewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RR78 View Post
    So any idea what is wrong with my Win 8.1 or IE11. Is there a setting for this somewhere?
    Have you checked the recycle bin properties? There is an option to not put deleted files in the bin.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    Have you checked the recycle bin properties? There is an option to not put deleted files in the bin.

    Joe
    Yes had checked that before. And from what I can tell my problem is only with IE 11 favorites shortcuts. Desktop shortcuts and items from My Documents end up in the recycle bin fine.

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