How can I view the items in recycle Bin whicb have been invisible to me for a month?

Posted on 2012-09-20
Last Modified: 2012-09-21
How can i make Icons/items in the recycle Bin visible to me?  they are there but I cannot see them to restore  a few that are nearly LIFE OR DEATH to me.  I do not remember how to do something like this.

Thank you in advance

Donnie V.
Question by:Donnie616
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    by:Michael Dyer
    I've heard good things about this free file undelete utility - it will search the drive for the missing files.
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    if you double click on the recycle bin you can see the contents, just select and restore.
    If you have deleted items and they no longer appear in the recycle bin, then they may have been permanenly delected - windows will remove older items from the bin to make room for newer item that you delete.

    While its possible to use utilities such as recova to delete items even if they ae not in the bin, your chances of recovering such items is poorer the longe the items have been deleted since the space they used on disk may well have been used by something else - making them non-recoveable.

    If your files are LIFE or DEATH, then what are they doing in the bin?
    I assume you don't have copies of these life or death files ?

    You might just have learned a lesson the hard way, the recycle bin is not a permanent store, files that are deleted are kept in the bin for a while, but are removed as you delete newer items.
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    Ok let me try to explain better..

    1.. i double click the Bin
    2.. There is nothing there--It appears empty
    3.  It is NOT empty
    4.  I click on "Emtpy Recycle Bin" in the left pane of Bin.
    5.  I get the dialoge box "are you sure you want to delete these 26 items?"
    6 I say no.
    7.. I delete another text file and I do the same thingg again--This time it says 27 items?

    SO they are in the BIN but I CANNOT SEE THEM. The Bin looks like it has nothing in it.  Just a clean white empty folder.  All the deleted items sinc my last emptying of the Bin are there---

    I just cannot see them.  With your permission may I please revise the question?

    NEW QUESTION:  Why aren't my deleted to recycle bin items showing up in the recycle Bin "like they are supposed to?"

    I repeat, tthey are there-- I just cant see them.

    II hope that helps you to better help me.  I am not a beginner.  I Accidentally shoved 2 PDF files in gthe bin and when I went to retreive them NOTHING IS THERE.   Bottom line is I need to know how to access the Recycle Bin's files and folders, so I can work with them after the accidental deletion of, Yes very important legal files.
     Thank you.
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    Another thing: the above exe file is seen as a PUPBundle by malwarebytes and hitman and and serious multiple adware by Vipre Anti virus, when i ran scans before installing it.  I would not install it if I were you. it is a bug.  If you havent checked something out first,  please dont recommend it to others on this site. Thank you.
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    Another thing: the above exe file is seen as...

    After looking it over, I don't know of a good reason that {restoration} should be considered to be malware. It does include offers to install other, optional 3rd-party programs, and I would simply decline. (The Java installer from Oracle also offers to install 3rd-party apps, as do others.)

    Also, its actions can be seen as 'virus-like' and even 'malware-like' because of the kind of thing you want it to do. The work that it does has to circumvent normal OS functions, otherwise it could never be successful.

    I wouldn't be concerned about it.

    Did you scan Restoration? Or was it the Snapfiles installer that you scanned?

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    thanks Tom.  I scanned the installer from Snapfiles, with 3 different decent anti-malware apps.  All showed the .exe to be a baddy.
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    Accepted Solution

    The Snapfiles installer might trigger anything. But it's unrelated to Restoration. Perhaps try the CNET download instead.

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    Author Closing Comment

    Good program. It did the trick. and you helped me laern about false positives...I hope.

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