On Windows 7, I do not see files that I delete from the local computer in the Recycle bin. The problem occurs all the time in an otherwise healthy computer. The funny part is that if I have the RECBIN window open, and go to another window and delete a file, it WILL show up in the RECBIN!
I have tried 2 solutions suggested on the net:
Installing and running ccleaner (the 'fix' operations)
Using an elevated command line to delete (
rd /s /q C:\$RECYCLE.BIN) the
folder C:\$Recycle.bin. From here
But I still can't see the files that I delete in my recycle bin.
Here are my observations :
If the RECBIN is empty and I delete a file, the RECBIN icon on the desktop changes to a "full" state.
If I double and open the RECBIN I will NOT see any files in it (as I should).
If I try to restore this one file that I just deleted (by clicking on button "restore all items") the file will also NOT be restored.
If I try to delete all items, the pop up window will rightly count that I have exactly 1 file in the RECBIN and ask me to verify that I permanently want to delete it. Saying yes will also clear the desktop RECBIN icon (it'll show an empty RECBIN).
Stating the funny part, again: If I open the RECBIN window and let it open, and then go and delete a file, the file WILL show up in RECBIN normally!!! This is most odd.
Like I said,
rd /s /q C:\$RECYCLE.BIN solutions did not work for me (even after a restart), so i'm all ears for anything else you have to suggest!
Thank you very much in advance for your help!
EDIT: for the shake of completeness I'll just add that I am running the latest version of ESET antivirus business edition. This is an office environment and the AV's have been in place for a long time. It doesn't automatically mean I wouldn't have a virus, but i'm not unprepared.