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Deleting a file in Windows 7 skips the recycle bin and is deleted permanantly

Deleting a file in Windows 7 skips the recycle bin and is deleted permanantly

When I delete a file, it bypasses the recycle bin and is deleted permanantly.

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Guest [Entry]

"Have you checked the size of the size of the disk that the recycling bin is allowed to use?
Might create a similar effect to deleting a large file.
When you drag a file over the recycling bin what text comes up? Blue 'Move to Recycling Bin or Orange Alert 'Delete'?
What build are you using?

Odd, my system doesn't give confirmation of either when dragged even though the box is ticked; but get confirmation on both from the keyboard.

You might wish to keep a copy of recuva until this is resolved."
Guest [Entry]

"I was searching for an answer to this question - sometimes I was given the option to recycle a file, and sometimes not. I did all the usual checks of the Recycle Bin - settings, permissions etc., but no change.

I finally spotted the reason it wasn't working for me - a ""Doh!"" moment. The files that I could recycle were open in ""Computer"" in Win Explorer. The files I couldn't were open within ""Network"".

Maybe not your solution, but a simple one to consider."