Cannot copy file from Recycle Bin

Started Aug 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Henry Falkner
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Right-click on the recycle bin, click on 'Restore'. This revives the file on the disk where the recycle bin entry came from.

The original file merely was marked as 'deleted', but not removed. While the recycle bin is presented as a folder - it is not. It is an index pointing to the original file on the disk where the file is still stored but hidden, since it was marked as 'deleted'. That is why you cannot view or copy files shown in the recycle bin. They are not actually in the recycle bin.

Henry

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