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Recycling bin emptied after windows 8 refresh?

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    Recycling bin emptied after windows 8 refresh?


    i was troubleshooting an issue with the desktop flashing a blue screen, it was frustrating to say the least but one of the things i did was delete everything form my desktop and put in the recycling bin. after that, i did a windows 8 refresh. did not know that the files would be moved/deleted so just wondering where would windows 8 place these after a refresh was done

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    Nowhere, they were permanently deleted by emptying the recycle bin.
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    wow, they should definately give a warning or something before doing that
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    Agreed, but the Recycle bin is a terrible place to store stuff. Much better to move it to a folder you create specifically for that task.
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Recycling bin emptied after windows 8 refresh?
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