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Files Do Not Show Up in Recycle Bin When Deleted

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When you delete a file, it may not appear in the Windows NT Recycle Bin.You may also receive an error message if you double-click on the RecycleBin.
By design, files deleted by network clients never go into the Recycle Bin,so make sure the files in question were deleted locally.

Permissions on the C:\Recycled directory may be too restrictive.
Administrators should have ownership of the Recycled directory. Totake ownership of the directory, perform the following:
  1. Log on as Administrator.
  2. Using Windows Explorer, locate the directory and select Properties/Ownership.
  3. Use the option to Take Ownership of the directory.
  4. Restore default permissions to the directory with the permissions option.

    Default permissions:
          Administrators Full Control      Creator/Owner  Full Control      Everyone       Change      System         Full Control						
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Article ID: 168570 - Last Review: 12/04/2015 16:59:45 - Revision: 2.2

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition

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