Windows 10: Restoring Many Files from Recycle Bin

Discus and support Restoring Many Files from Recycle Bin in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I'm stuck here - need some help. I have an external USB drive that I keep my music files on, and I decided I wanted to clean up the hundreds of... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by tmhanser, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. tmhanser Win User

    Restoring Many Files from Recycle Bin


    I'm stuck here - need some help.

    I have an external USB drive that I keep my music files on, and I decided I wanted to clean up the hundreds of systems files left behind from Mac OS X. They're everywhere on this USB drive and I wanted to remove them, since I work with hidden system files turned ON in Windows 10.

    I searched for all of these hidden files, and sent them to the Recycle Bin. There are SO MANY files that it literally chokes the best Dell Precision towers I work with when you open the Recycle Bin. I wanted to check one last time before I empty the Recycle Bin and make sure there isn't something I want to actually keep.

    But for some reason I can't seem to see these files in the Recycle Bin - it says "working on it" but nothing ever changes, even after hours of waiting. There is a green progress bar across the top, but it never ends and the files never appear listed in the window below.

    At this point I'm stuck and I can't empty the Recycle Bin and I can't restore these files. I suspect there are SO MANY files that the system can't list them or restore them.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks.

    :)
     
    tmhanser, Oct 31, 2018
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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, 2018
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  3. John Sarc Win User
    John Sarc, Oct 31, 2018
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  4. Restoring Many Files from Recycle Bin

    windows 10 recycle bin/file explorer ?

    Hi Karen,

    Restoring those items from the Recycle Bin returns them to their original location. We suggest that you restore them by clicking the
    Restore all items button on the upper-left part of the Recycle Bin window.

    Update us if the steps above helped you in resolving your concern.

    Regards.
     
    Angela Pun, Oct 31, 2018
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