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Microsoft KB Archive/168570

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Files Do Not Show Up in Recycle Bin When Deleted

Article ID: 168570

Article Last Modified on 2/23/2007



APPLIES TO

  • 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



This article was previously published under Q168570


SYMPTOMS

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 Recycle Bin.

CAUSE

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.

RESOLUTION

Administrators should have ownership of the Recycled directory. To take 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
                            



Additional query words: recycle watson delete files prodnt

Keywords: kbui KB168570