07-09-2005, 11:21 PM
running XP pro, have a few items that were deleted, went to the recycle bin
due to needing 1 of the items restored.
i see nothing in the recycle, if i hit the empty button it asks if i want to
delete these 15 items, i say no at the moment.
so, it thinks the items are there , yet it doesn't show them.
how do i get the file restored if it won't show it to me?
07-09-2005, 11:21 PM
Do a system restore, then run: Restorer2000: http://www.bitmart.net/
Note: There is a limitation to the size of recovery for the free
Note: Do not save the recovery files to the same drive they were
Register the Pro Version for full recovery.
This won't help retrieve them, but will attempt to fix the issue.
Files Do Not Show Up in Recycle Bin When Deleted
This seems to work for many: Make sure that something is in the Recycle Bin
(delete any file). With the Recycle Bin closed, right click and choose:
Empty Recycle Bin. When the confirm box appears, click ok. Reboot. Now the
Recycle Bin should work correctly.
If the above didn't help:
Files not being listed in the Recycle Bin seem to be related to a corrupt
info2 file. To correct the issue (Fat32):
Go to Start/Run and type in CMD:
Type CD \RECYCLED, and then press ENTER.
Type ATTRIB -r -s -h info2, and then press ENTER.
Type DEL INFO2, and then press ENTER.
NOTE: This deletes the damaged INFO2 file. Windows will recreate this file
as needed, automatically.
You can often restore files even if it is not being listed in the Recycle
Bin by searching (Start/Search) for the files by name, once found rename
them. If the files still cannot be recovered, follow the steps above, then
reboot. They should now be listed.
More information here:
Troubleshooting the Recycle Bin
All the Best,
Troubleshooting Windows XP
"Corbin" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> running XP pro, have a few items that were deleted, went to the recycle
> bin due to needing 1 of the items restored.
> i see nothing in the recycle, if i hit the empty button it asks if i want
> to delete these 15 items, i say no at the moment.
> so, it thinks the items are there , yet it doesn't show them.
> how do i get the file restored if it won't show it to me?