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Unread 17-01-2011, 07:27 PM   #11
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Re: can't change settings in recycle bin properties

although you should have posted this in a new thread of your own

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Re: can't change settings in recycle bin properties

Start out by removing ccleaner. See what happens. Others have mentioned possibly a virus. Run a full scan.

Let us know what happens..

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@ bugsy, i ran malwarebytes as you suggested, in safe mode and then again in normal mode, and malwarebytes did not find any further problems. thanks again for your help.
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Ok it seems your recycle Bin is Corrupt.... Restart your computer and Press the F8 key then Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt, Your screen should now show a command prompt, or "C:\." If you see something else, you may be in the Windows directory. Type the command "CD\" and press Enter. This should bring you to "C:\."

Type attrib --s --h recycler and press Enter, This command tells Windows to give you access to the protected file.

Type the command del recycler and press Enter, This entry will delete your corrupt Recycle Bin.

Restart your computer and Windows XP should create a new Bin.
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Re: can't change settings in recycle bin properties

i think you've misunderstood my response. i did as you suggested and no issues were found. however, this was after i ran malwarebytes the first time, and it found the problem, which once i ran the repair function, malwarebytes corrected. this is my response from 17-01-2011, 09:25 AM:

Re: can't change settings in recycle bin properties
@ bugsy: i installed malwarebytes, and it found 24 infected items. after i had it remove them, and restarted my computer, my recycle bin properties are back to normal.

after reviewing the log malwarebytes created, i believe this was the problem:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoRecycleFiles (PUM.Disable.Recycle) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

i posted that so that any of you might use it to help anyone else in the future. thanks to everyone for their help.


i am no longer having an issue, and all the settings for my recycle bin have been restored. thank you again for your help, and should this issue occur again, i'll return to this thread for the directions you've posted.
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Re: can't change settings in recycle bin properties

Apologies coreywho...lol I just read over the whole thread

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no problem. thank you again for all your help, it was very informative.
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Re: can't change settings in recycle bin properties

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this will work:

Start >> Run >> gpedit.msc >> Under user Configuration >> Administrative templates >>> Windows Components >> Select Windows Explorer >> In the Right Pane >>


and then :

a. "do not move deleted items to the recycle bin">>> SET IT TO DISABLE
b. "Maximum allowed Recycle Bin size" >>> Open it With Double Click >> Set it to Disabled ...

it will fix the problem !
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