recycle bin error winXPsp2

Windows XP Pro SP2, when deleteing an item, rather than sending it to the recycle bin after the confirmation dialogue " do you want to send this to the recycle bin?", the item simply vanishes...it is not in the recycle bin.  i have right-clicked the properties if the recycle bin and the "Do not move files to the recycle bin. Remove files immediately when deleted" box is unchecked... anyone have any ideas?

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sarcolanAsked:
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michkoCommented:
Here are some other suggestions if the one Bartender_1 suggested doesn't work:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_21253825.html
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Christopher McKayMicrosoft Network AdministratorCommented:
It sounds as if your system has a corrupted recycle bin.

Have you tried this:

check the "Remove files immediately when deleted" box.
reboot the system,
the go back in and uncheck the "Remove files immediately  when deleted" box.
reboot the system?

Hope this helps!

:o)

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Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
Are you deleting files from a shared folder across the network?  If so they will not go to the recycle bin
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zoofanCommented:
Also if you are holding the shift key down to select multiple files but not releasing the key before delete it will do this.

Hence, If you hold down the shift key while delete it bypasses the recycle bin.


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Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
Cool I never knew that...
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zoofanCommented:
Any sucess in finding your problem?

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sarcolanAuthor Commented:
well this is a Domain machine using my documents redirection. i wil have to ask the end user how they are deleting files.....all of these look like good suggestions, i will try to update when i find the solution. thanks
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michkoCommented:
rindi - since it's a domain folder using redirection, it seems the deleting file across the network not going to the recycle bin is the correct answer.  I certainly agree there.  Since my link to EE question 21253825 includes this suggested answer, I'd like to propose that my post be accepted as the correct answer.
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Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
I did not read the link that michko posted before posting my answer, if his post does point to network deletes not going to the recycle bin then please share the points with him

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