Windows 10: Why is my recycle bin in my documents folder?

Discus and support Why is my recycle bin in my documents folder? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Instead of being on my desktop or at my hard drive root, my recycle bin is showing up as a subfolder of the primary documents folder. This is causing... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by John Pullam, Jul 22, 2021.

  1. Why is my recycle bin in my documents folder?


    Instead of being on my desktop or at my hard drive root, my recycle bin is showing up as a subfolder of the primary documents folder. This is causing problems when I do copies or create backups because the docs in it are large and ruin the operation. Here is a screen shot to show what I mean:How can I put it back where it belongs?

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    John Pullam, Jul 22, 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, Jul 22, 2021
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  3. NemoWork Win User
    Document folder renamed as recycle bin

    I'm running a 1TB hybrid HD as C: drive in my PC and a 4TB Hard Drive as an internal backup which contains various archives of music, movies, old videos that have been transferred to digital format and so on.

    These list as

    F:Cinema

    F:Music

    and so on, all perfectly normal.

    For unknown reasons the F:music folder has been renamed and identified as the recycle bin. If i enter it i can see the items in the main C: drive recycle bin, however if i go into properties for the F:recycle bin and tell it to show the hidden files then
    it will list all the sub-folders and files but wont let me access it. It also lists all the sub-folders as being present and the correct folder size

    If i try and fix the F:recycle bin it tries to change the C: genuine recycle bin instead

    If i run recuva it will let me identify and retrieve most of the individual files

    If i create a new folder named F:music the system instantly renames it to F:recycle bin, claims it already exists and rejects the new name

    Apart from updating GOM player nothing has been changed on the system since yesterday so i'm puzzled what has caused the renaming and how to fix it.

    I can recover the files, probably in their entirety or replace large parts of it from old data but i need to know what caused it so it doesnt happen again.
     
    NemoWork, Jul 22, 2021
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  4. nanc73 Win User

    Why is my recycle bin in my documents folder?

    recycle bin

    First of all, I do know how to restore a document from the recycle bin. HOWEVER, when I open up the recycle bin, once it is done buffering, it closes itself and I cannot get to the document. Suggestions on how to fix this, please!!
     
    nanc73, Jul 22, 2021
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