Recycle Bin Won't Empty

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by rfdjr1, Sep 18, 2003.

  1. rfdjr1

    rfdjr1 Guest

    It seems my recycle bin won't empty itself permanently. I noticed it
    yesterday after deleting a bunch of files. I emptied it, and the icon
    showed empty. Later in the day, I re=booted the computer, and the bin
    was full again. Same number of files. I emptied it again. Today, when I
    booted up for the first time, the bin showed trash in it, and the same
    files were back. What could be causing this problem? I've never seen it
    before. I'm using WIndows 98SE. Thanks.
    rfdjr1, Sep 18, 2003
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    EricP Guest

    If you delete a defective Bin, after reboot, it will be rebuilt by
    Windows and hopefully work again
    EricP, Sep 18, 2003
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    °Mike° Guest

    You probably have a damaged recycle bin. Boot into DOS
    (hold the CTRL key at startup, and choose Command Prompt
    Only from the menu). At the DOS prompt type:

    cd c:
    deltree /y recycled

    When you boot back into Windows, the recycle bin will be
    rebuilt from fresh.
    °Mike°, Sep 18, 2003
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