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View recycle bin history or re-delete accidently restored files

Hi

We accidently restored all the files from the recycle bin in Windows XP. Now I need to delete them again but I have no idea what was in there.

Can I see a history of the recycle bin?

Is there any other way to identify files that have been deleted and restored?

Thanks
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matt-2004
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matt-2004
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ShoikanaCommented:
You could go back to your last system restore point before you unrestored the files..
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GuruGaryCommented:
If you look in the C:\Recycler\(userID)\INFO2 file you might be able to figure it out.  Open the file with NOTEPAD.  It keeps track of what files were deleted, when, original location, etc.
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Mohammed HamadaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
If you have not done anything after you restore them press CTRL + Z then you will prompted to delete files click ok

Then Restore them back to where you want..

Or use this link to restore files..
http://www.brothersoft.com/undelete.html
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MereteCommented:
hi try this open your documents and look to the of the folder r/click this blank area and properties customise, note on the left panel is an  "undo"  add that to the right . close the options panel. now if you delete something you can hit this undo and it will put it back, the same applies to the reverse so be careful lol.
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matt-2004Author Commented:
Sorry for the late reply.

Thanks for all the suggestions, unfortunately nothing really worked. I decided it wasn't important enough to try a system restore, and it was already too late to undo. Its not such a serious problem now so I'll split the points and move onto something else...

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MereteCommented:
thank you matt-2004  now at least you have the undo.
Cheers
Merete
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