Windows 10: Lost folder in recycle bin

Discus and support Lost folder in recycle bin in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I accidentally dragged my folder with important contents into the recycle bin. Now I have a copy of the folder on my desktop, but when I click on it,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Daniel Spierings, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. Lost folder in recycle bin


    I accidentally dragged my folder with important contents into the recycle bin. Now I have a copy of the folder on my desktop, but when I click on it, it says: The item 'folder' that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so this shortcut will not work properly. Do you want to delete the shortcut?

    This is a big problem because the folder is very important. How can I fix it? Any help would be much appreciated.

    :)
     
    Daniel Spierings, Apr 7, 2021
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  2. Jan Del Win User

    recycle bin

    Hi George,

    To prevent your files from being deleted from the Recycle Bin, we suggest increasing the maximum file size your Recycle Bin can keep by following the steps below:

    • Right click on the Recycle Bin icon.
    • Under the Settings for selected location, select Custom size.
    • Fill up the box for your allotted maximum file size for your Recycle Bin.
    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Jan Del, Apr 7, 2021
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  3. Lost Recycle Bin in Windows 10

    Hello,

    We highly suggest to follow the steps below:

    • Click the Start button , type desktop icons into the search box, and then click Show or hide common icons on the desktop.
    • In the Desktop Icon Settings dialog box, do one of the following: To hide the Recycle Bin, clear the Recycle Bin check box. ...
    • Click OK.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Trixie Mop, Apr 7, 2021
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  4. Gino Des Win User

    Lost folder in recycle bin

    RECYCLE BIN automatically closes & returns to Desktop

    Hi,

    You might be experiencing this issue because Recycle Bin is corrupted. If your Recycle Bin is corrupted, you can face various problems when using it such as this behavior. Let's repair Recycle Bin by

    using the System File Checker tool
    . This tool scans for corruptions in Windows system files and restores corrupted files.

    If the issue persists, we suggest that you manually delete the Recycle Bin folder on your computer. Each drive on Windows has a hidden and protected system folder named
    $Recycle.bin. When you delete files or folders, they are moved to the Recycle Bin folder for holding. If you delete the Recycle Bin folder, Windows will automatically create a new
    $Recycle.bin folder. However, all previous contents of Recycle Bin will be lost. Make sure to only do this step if you don't have any valuable data in Recycle Bin. Here are the steps:

    • Click Start.
    • On the search bar, type Command Prompt, right-click Command Prompt from the results, and select
      Run as administrator.
    • Type rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin, and press Enter.
    • If you are using multiple drives or partition, you will have to do this for every partition on your hard disk by replacing C with the corresponding drive letter.
    • Restart your computer, and Windows will recreate a new Recycle Bin for you.

    Keep us updated with the results, and we will be glad to assist you further.
     
    Gino Des, Apr 7, 2021
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