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    Recycle bin

    Hi can someone help me please. When I try to delete anything instead of asking if I want it to go to the recycle bin it asks if I want to PERMANTENTLY delete it. Can anyone tell me how to fix this, this has only started about 2 weeks ago. Thank you.

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    Re: Recycle bin

    Hello Paddy, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    Using the tutorial below, double check to make sure that you have the Do not move file to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted box unchecked.

    Recycle Bin delete immediately

    Hope this helps,
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    Re: Recycle bin

    Quote Originally Posted by PADDYGOGO View Post
    Hi can someone help me please. When I try to delete anything instead of asking if I want it to go to the recycle bin it asks if I want to PERMANTENTLY delete it. Can anyone tell me how to fix this, this has only started about 2 weeks ago. Thank you.


    Thank you for your help but unfortunately its not helping when I go into the Recycle icon and click on properties the only thing that is showing is the dialogue check box the rest of the screeen is faded it doesn't show my drives nothing.

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    Re: Recycle bin

    Paddy,

    Could you post a screenshot showing in the right pane of the following opened registry (regedit) keys (left pane) below? I'm thinking a policy may have been set doing this, and this will show which one it may be if so.


    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

    and

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

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    Re: Recycle bin

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    Quote Originally Posted by PADDYGOGO View Post
    Hi can someone help me please. When I try to delete anything instead of asking if I want it to go to the recycle bin it asks if I want to PERMANTENTLY delete it. Can anyone tell me how to fix this, this has only started about 2 weeks ago. Thank you.


    Thank you for your help but unfortunately its not helping when I go into the Recycle icon and click on properties the only thing that is showing is the dialogue check box the rest of the screeen is faded it doesn't show my drives nothing.

    Im sorry I am new to all this and I can't get to terms with using screen shot I can only repeat that when I click on Properties in the Recycle bin it is empty except for the tick box for dialogue.

    Patricia

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    Re: Recycle bin

    Ok, but without the screenshot of those registry locations, this will be a shot in the dark. The REG file below is what I believe may be the issue. You would just need to download it, right click on it, click on Merge, approve the merging, and restart the computer when finished to apply. This will remove the NoRecycleFiles registry entry that could be the cause.

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    Re: Recycle bin

    Quote Originally Posted by PADDYGOGO View Post
    Hi can someone help me please. When I try to delete anything instead of asking if I want it to go to the recycle bin it asks if I want to PERMANTENTLY delete it. Can anyone tell me how to fix this, this has only started about 2 weeks ago. Thank you.

    I hope I have mastered sending you a picture of what is appearing when I open Recyle bin properties please let me know if you get this. Thank you for your patiences.

    Patricia

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    Re: Recycle bin

    Patricia,

    If you like, go ahead and try the REG file I posted above to see if it may help. It will not hurt anything if it doesn't.

    If it doesn't help, then I'll need screenshots of regedit.exe at the locations I posted above to be able to help determine what the cause may be. If you are unsure how to, you would run regedit, and expand to navigate to those path locations in the left pane.

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