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Recycle Bin Permanently Deletes Regardless of Settings

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    Recycle Bin Permanently Deletes Regardless of Settings


    In Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1 64-bit I am not given the option to move files to the Recycle Bin. Instead, when I delete a file I am asked "Are you sure you want to permanently delete this file?"In the Recycle Bin properties for each hard drive partition I have not selected "Don't move files to the Recycle Bin" and I have check-marked "Display delete confirmation dialog."

    I can't remember precisely when this started to happen, but I did install Update 1 recently. I don't know if that matters.

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    Problem solved. I restarted my computer. No change. Restarted again. No change. Restarted a third time. Now the Recycle Bin works properly. Strange!
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Recycle Bin Permanently Deletes Regardless of Settings
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