CANNOT empty Recycle Bin on OneDrive Server


New_bie123

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Hi Everyone,

My Window 11 Version is 23H2 (OS Build 22631.3296)

Just unlinked my laptop from the OneDrive.

However, after deleting all those files on OneDrive cloud server, I cannot empty the Recycle Bin on OneDrive!

By clicking OneDrive/Manage Storage - In the Storage summary - I click "Empty recycle bin" - a message pops up, "Please wait while the selected items are retrieved". I wait and wait, NOTHING happens.

When I click on the Recycle Bin on the OneDrive webpage, ALL those files are still listed in there. When I left-click to "Toggle selection for all items", only the "Restore" option shows up - there is NO delete option anywhere. How do I permanently delete anything and everything in the OneDrive Cloud Recycle Bin?

Please help! Many thanks for your kind attention!
 
Windows Build/Version
23H2 (OS Build 22631.3296)

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Window 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
How do I permanently delete anything and everything in the OneDrive Cloud Recycle Bin?
Welcome to the forum. Items in the onedrive cloud recycle bin are automatically deleted after 30 days.
 

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System One System Two

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    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3593
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    Integrated Realtek
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    Logitech wired
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    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
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    Dell factory
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    Logitech wireless
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    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
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    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
Welcome to the forum. Items in the onedrive cloud recycle bin are automatically deleted after 30 days.
I wonder if it's because they unlinked their computer before emptying the Recycle Bin.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
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    Realtek Audio
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    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
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    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
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    750 Watts (62.5A)
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    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
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    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
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    Windows 11 Canary Channel
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    PC/Desktop
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    PowerSpec G156
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTeK Prime B360M-S
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
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    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
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    1920x1080
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    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
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    Logitek M185
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    Logitek K270
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    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
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    Windows Defender
@glasskuter @Winuser, Thanks again for your responses!

I've just relinked my laptop to the OneDrive server, cleared the Recycle Bin on my laptop, and deleted everything on OneDrive Server but "Personal Vault" (it's just an empty folder) - yet, I still receive the same messages as before, and NO "Delete" button/option for the 50+ Recycle Bin items on the OneDrive server...

Is there any other way to expedite the whole deletion besides waiting for another 30 days? Thanks again!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Window 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
@glasskuter @Winuser, Thanks again for your responses!

I've just relinked my laptop to the OneDrive server, cleared the Recycle Bin on my laptop, and deleted everything on OneDrive Server but "Personal Vault" (it's just an empty folder) - yet, I still receive the same messages as before, and NO "Delete" button/option for the 50+ Recycle Bin items on the OneDrive server...

Is there any other way to expedite the whole deletion besides waiting for another 30 days? Thanks again!
I only have one other suggestion that might work but I have my doubts. Try logging out then log back in.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec G156
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTeK Prime B360M-S
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
    Mouse
    Logitek M185
    Keyboard
    Logitek K270
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Thanks again, Winuser!

I did what you'd suggested but nothing happened... Same Recycle Bin full of files without the "Delete" option...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Window 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP

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