Windows 10: No icons in context menu - Recycle bin - file explorer

Discus and support No icons in context menu - Recycle bin - file explorer in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Can anyone help - this is driving me nuts and I cannot find answer anywhere ! I used to have four icons (shown in photo) when I opened my recycle bin... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by barryman, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. barryman Win User

    No icons in context menu - Recycle bin - file explorer


    Can anyone help - this is driving me nuts and I cannot find answer anywhere !

    I used to have four icons (shown in photo) when I opened my recycle bin in File Explorer. Suddenly they all disappeared. How do I get them to reappear ?? I am am using Windows 10 Home edition.

    Any advice greatly appreciated. Thanks


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    :)
     
    barryman, Oct 31, 2019
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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, Oct 31, 2019
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  3. pepanee Win User
    Recycle Bin Context Menu Glitch

    I see. I just tried cutting a file, and right clicked on the Recycle Bin.
    Yes; Paste shows up as an entry. Okay, that makes sense, in a way. It's just strange to paste a file into the Recycle Bin; I'm only familiar with deleting a file to go to the Recycle Bin. It's just a new "term" in its own way.

    I guess the reason why I saw it as a "bug" is because I'm not familiar with context menu entries being present and disappearing; usually a context menu item is clickable, or it's grayed out.



    Okay it all makes sense now: Paste (move) a file into the Recycle Bin.
     
    pepanee, Oct 31, 2019
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  4. No icons in context menu - Recycle bin - file explorer

    Add "Secure Delete" to Recycle Bin Context Menu

    How to Add Secure Delete to Recycle Bin Context Menu in Windows 10

    The Recycle Bin provides a safety net when deleting files or folders. When you delete any of these items from your hard disk, Windows places it in the Recycle Bin and the Recycle Bin icon changes from empty to full.

    If you have multiple hard drives, partitions, or an external hard drive connected to your PC, each location will have its own $Recycle.Bin and Recycle Bin settings. Removable drives, such as USB flash drives and memory cards, will not have a Recycle Bin. Files deleted from removable drives are permanently deleted.

    When you delete a file or folder in Windows, the item(s) get placed in the Recycle Bin by default until you empty the Recycle Bin to permanently delete them if you didn't want to restore them.

    However, permanently deleting a file or folder doesn't secure delete them.

    Secure Delete will delete and overwrite a file or folder to securely erase any data that exists in the unallocated portions of a disk for the deleted file or folder so it gone forever and cannot be recovered.

    If you like, you can add Secure Delete to the Recycle Bin context menu that will secure erase all items (files and folders) in the Recycle Bin deleted from the "C:" drive for the current user.

    The Secure Delete context menu will perform 3 passes to securely erase only the items in the Recycle Bin deleted from the "C:" drive for the current user, and will restart explorer to refresh the Recycle Bin icon. If you would prefer to have more passes, then please post a reply in this tutorial requesting it, and I'll post an updated .reg file for it. If you would like to have the Recycle Bin of other drive letters included, then please post a reply in this tutorial requesting it, and I'll post an updated .reg file for it.

    This tutorial will show you how to add Secure Delete to the Recycle Bin context menu for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

    *Warning While you must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove the context menu, all users will be able to use the context menu.

    *note The first time you use the context menu, SDelete may prompt you to Agree to the license terms before continuing. You will not see the prompt again afterwards.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Add "Secure Delete" to Recycle Bin Context Menu
    • Option Two: Remove "Secure Delete" from Recycle Bin Context Menu

    EXAMPLE: "Secure Delete" context menu for Recycle Bin

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    OPTION ONE
    No icons in context menu - Recycle bin - file explorer [​IMG]
    Add "Secure Delete" to Recycle Bin Context Menu
    1. Download the latest version of SDelete by Mark Russinovich from Microsoft Sysinternals below.

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    2. Save the SDelete.zip file to your desktop.

    3. Unblock the downloaded SDelete.zip file.

    4. Open the SDelete.zip file.

    5. Open the C:\Windows\System32 folder in a separate File Explorer (Win+E) window.

    6. Copy and paste (drag and drop) the sdelete.exe file from the SDelete.zip file into the C:\Windows\System32 folder. (see screenshots below)

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    No icons in context menu - Recycle bin - file explorer [​IMG]

    7. When prompted, click/tap on Continue to approve. (see screenshot below)

    No icons in context menu - Recycle bin - file explorer [​IMG]

    8. You can now close the ZIP and File Explorer windows if you like.

    9. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
    Add_Secure_Delete_to_Recycle_Bin_context_menu.reg


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    10. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    11. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    12. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    13. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.






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    OPTION TWO
    No icons in context menu - Recycle bin - file explorer [​IMG]
    Remove "Secure Delete" from Recycle Bin Context Menu
    *note This is the default setting.
    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
    Remove_Secure_Delete_from_Recycle_Bin_context_menu.reg


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    2. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    3. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    4. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    5. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Shawn Brink, Oct 31, 2019
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