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"When a computer crashes there are 2 kinds of people. Those that say "Sure glad I backed up yesterday and those that say "Oh no, what about all my pictures, documents and emails"

The Recycle Bin

When you delete files on your computer, in most cases they are not totally removed. They are sent to the Recycle Bin. This is a great plus. From time to time you will find that you have mistakenly deleted a file. A trip to the recycle bin will allow you  to restore it to its original place on your computer. There are cases in which deleted items are not sent to the bin, but the majority of files that you delete will wind up there.

If you remove a program using its uninstall feature or the Windows Add/Remove Program feature they are not sent to the recycle bin. They are deleted forever. You will need the original installation disk to restore these programs. That said, these are still the best ways to remove a program.

As time goes by the recycle bin will become cluttered. This reduces  your valuable disk space. It is a good idea to periodically open the Recycle Bin and do some housekeeping.

Deleting Items From the Recycle Bin

It is not a good idea to delete all the items in the Recycle Bin. It seems that the day you permanently delete a file is the day you need it. You should choose a cut off period. Some people keep items until they have been deleted for one month, some three months. Pick a time frame that you are comfortable with.

 

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Double Click the Recycle Bin Icon on the desktop

This will open the Recycle Bin

Click View (on the menu bar)

A menu will drop down offering different view choice

Click Details

The contents of the bin will be shown in detail

Click View (again)

 

Click Arrange Icons By

A list of choices will be given

Click Date Deleted

The list is sorted by the date you deleted the file. This makes it easier to select files by the delete date.

Select the items you want to delete

Hold the Ctrl Key (control key) down while clicking on the file names. This will allow you to select more than one file.

Click File (on the menu bar)

A list of choices will be given

Click Delete

A dialog box will open, asking if you are sure you want to delete the items

Click Yes or Ok in the box

The items will be deleted.

X out (close) the Recycle Bin

 

 

Having deleted the items you will now have more space on your hard drive.

 

Restoring or Undeleting An Item From The Recycle Bin

Who says you don’t get a second chance! Its Tuesday morning. You just found out that you really need a file that you deleted on Monday night. No problem. Just go to the Recycle Bin. Using the restore feature will not only “undelete” the file, but it will put it right back where it always was. A lot better than having to dig thru a rubbish bin to locate a piece of paper you threw out.

 

Restoring Items From The Recycle Bin

Action

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Double Click the Recycle Bin Icon on the desktop

This will open the Recycle Bin

Click View (on the menu bar)

A menu will drop down offering different view choice

Click Details

The contents of the bin will be shown in detail

Click View (again)

 

Click Arrange Icons By

A list of choices will be given. If you know the name of the file click “name”. If you know the date the file was deleted Click “delete date”. Or use which ever choice that will make it easier to locate the file.

Click either delete date, name or your preferred choice.

The file list will be sorted in order of your choice

Click the file you want to restore

It will be highlighted

Click File (on the menu bar)

 

Click Restore

The file will be restored

In a Nutshell

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In most cases when you delete a file it is sent to the recycle bin.

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If you discover that you need a deleted file you can recover it from the recycle bin.

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You should periodically delete unneeded files from the recycle bin

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When deleting files from the recycle bin make sure that your computer has been able to run well without the file.

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If running short of disk space consider deleting some of the files in your recycle bin

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