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Hi,

I just wanted to let you know that, when I run the CCleaner and the "Empty Recycle Bin" is check the CCleaner still doesn't clean/empty the recycle bin.

 

This has been happening since the last update.

And the problem goes for Windows XP and Windows 7.

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Having no problem like that here.

 

Is it everything in the recycle bin it is not cleaning?

 

How much do you have in the bin?

 

Any huge files?

 

Does the bin empty if you empty it yourself as opposed to using ccleaner?

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Hello, I can confirm Jaysds1's observation. If there are deleted files in the recycle bin, ccleaner since the last update does not delete them anymore. The recycle bin can still be emptied by the respective context menu ("Empty Recycle Bin") of the bin itself though. The ccleaner behaviour is independent of size and number of files in the recycle bin. Unticking and ticking the corresponding control box in ccleaner did not help either. It also did not help to run ccleaner as administrator. Version I use: ccleaner portable, v3.21.1767 (64-bit). Windows version: 64-bit SP1 with all MS Updates applied.

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I was unable to reproduce this on my machine.

 

Details of files deleted

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System - Empty Recycle Bin 11,546 KB 26 files

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Windows 7 Professional X64

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ACL's are weird and wonderful things.

Using Cacls or iCacls you can impose perhaps two dozen restrictions additional to Read Only.

 

Is it possible that some files or folders may have an ACL which prevents Secure Deletion or "Delete into Free Space",

but does permit a "delete into recycle bin" which is some sort of directory pointer shuffle ?

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I also observerd this strange behaviour.

I ran ccleaner from r-click of my recycle bin and after ccleaner was done the recycle bin still not showed the "empty" icon.

So I ran ccleaner again but no change.

Then I r-clicked and selected "empty recycle bin" and windows asked me if I wanted to delete 2 files.

I approved and the files were gone.

I am running v3.21.1767 on w7 64 Lenovo Thinkpad.

 

Update: I just installed v3.22.1800(64-bit) and the problem is still there

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Sorry, I've been kinda busy,

ummm, yes I only have one account on the computer, so baically I have admin,

plus I delete normal items like .txt files and .lua files, even folders, but nothing is being removed from it.

 

 

Having no problem like that here.

 

Is it everything in the recycle bin it is not cleaning?

 

How much do you have in the bin?

 

Any huge files?

 

Does the bin empty if you empty it yourself as opposed to using ccleaner?

ya, everything in the recycle bin is not being deleted,

I usually have between 10 - 20 items in the recycle bin.

Most of them are just 1-20 MB Files

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20 MB *.txt files may be normal for you, but I have never seen one.

*.lua is something I have never before encountered.

http://www.file-extensions.org/lua-file-extension

That suggests to me that *.lua may :-

be subject to "automatic incremental garbage collection" ;

and may originate from games which may be supervised by Steam

or Adobe ExtendScript ( I wish I could get rid of Adobe Flash )

 

Questions

 

If you start with an empty recycle bin

and then use Notepad or similar to create short files with extensions such as .TXT and .LST,

and then delete those files to the recycle bin,

can CCleaner remove those files from the recycle bin ?

 

If you download from FileHippo the version of CCleaner that last worked well for you,

can that still empty the recycle bin as before ?

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I'm not seeing it mentioned here, have either of those people who have this issue checked to make sure the keep recycle bin younger than 24 hours option is not set?

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I'm not seeing it mentioned here, have either of those people who have this issue checked to make sure the keep recycle bin younger than 24 hours option is not set?

Sorry, but I forgot to mention my system specs, I'll just show you my speccy file: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/AJ721kZjAyQ34wfZK2GSKq8

 

oh, and i don't know where I could find the setting for that, it doesn't show in my Recycling Bin Setting...

 

Questions

 

If you start with an empty recycle bin

and then use Notepad or similar to create short files with extensions such as .TXT and .LST,

and then delete those files to the recycle bin,

can CCleaner remove those files from the recycle bin ?

 

If you download from FileHippo the version of CCleaner that last worked well for you,

can that still empty the recycle bin as before ?

 

ummm, for the first question, no,

I'm not sure what version of CCleaner it use to work in, but I'll try looking and downloading it...

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setting is found in ccleaner not windows

 

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Hello to all,

 

As I am quite new to this forum, I wanted to let everyone know I've found a cure to the issue that even I encountered. I am also running a 64 bit rig, and was annoyed by this as well, thinking it was a bug, when it clearly was a setting.

 

Here is the fix for CCleaner not emptying the recycle bin, as it was annoying, but a really simple fix:

 

Follow these instruction for CCleaner to empty your recycle bin:

 

1. Open CCleaner

2. Click options tab

3. Click advanced tab

4. Click on the 2 box options to UNCHECK -- BOX 1= Only delete files in Windows Temp folders older than 24 hours

BOX 2= Only delete files in Recycle Bin older than 24 hours

 

After UNchecking these options, will allow for CCleaner to clean your recycle bin.

 

I hope this helps! :D

 

ENJOY CCleaner, as it is a WONDERFUL program, that not only works, but is still free.

Keep up the good work Piriform Team!

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@Falconx1

thanks and welcome (that solution was mentioned in post #10 :) )

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It's a long shot, but maybe resetting your Recycle Bins will help?  Windows 7: How To Reset the Recycle Bin

 

 

On Step 2 of Pt. 2: Check your Security Settings before moving onto Step 3

 

Pt. 2 --> Now you’re ready to work on the Recycle Bin.

1. Select your C:\ drive (if your PC is running more than one OS, select the drive That Windows 7 was installed on).

2. Find $Recycle.Bin.  R-click the Recycle Bin > Select Properties > Select the Security Tab > Select Your User Acct and/or Administrators; Confirm that Administrators and if your personal user account is listed that you also have 'Full Control Showing Under Permissions'

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:? Old thread is old :lol:

 

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Since updating to the latest version 4.19.4867, I too have been having the same problem that the recycle bin does not empty and you must do it manually.

Previous version did not have this problem

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