Cannot empty recycle bin



nismo337
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
Hi, anyone can help me with this problem.
I have 2 files in my recycle bin which cannot be emptyed.
It show "Cannot delete Dc209: It is being used by another person or program.
close any programs that might be using the file and try again."

thanks in advance..
--
nismo

Kevin
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
Can you rename these files, then delete them?
Also check the properties of these files to check that they are not read only.

"nismo337" wrote:

> Hi, anyone can help me with this problem.
> I have 2 files in my recycle bin which cannot be emptyed.
> It show "Cannot delete Dc209: It is being used by another person or program.
> close any programs that might be using the file and try again."
>
> thanks in advance..
> --
> nismo

bjasmailbox-blackstallion@yahoo.com
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
Dear Nismo337:
I have the same problem. I've had it for over six months. It is a
system folder that I accidentally attempted to delete. It dosen't have any
important information but it won't delete. I have asked Microsoft
Technical support for help but no matter what steps we took to delete it
nothing worked. I run Windows XP Pro SP2 which is very secure
(comparatively speaking). The file is a Dg:1 type which means nothing to me.
Anyway,
please let me know if you are able to delete it and how you were able
to do it.
Thanks,
Bill

"nismo337" wrote:

> hi kevin, thanks for your reply.
> These 2 files are found in the recycle. it cannot be rename.
> i am not able to restore these files.
> File properties;
> Type: ATF File
> Orgin: CD Burning
> Size: 0 bytes
> --
> nismo
>
>
> "Kevin" wrote:
>
> > Can you rename these files, then delete them?
> > Also check the properties of these files to check that they are not read only.
> >
> > "nismo337" wrote:
> >
> > > Hi, anyone can help me with this problem.
> > > I have 2 files in my recycle bin which cannot be emptyed.
> > > It show "Cannot delete Dc209: It is being used by another person or program.
> > > close any programs that might be using the file and try again."
> > >
> > > thanks in advance..
> > > --
> > > nismo

Bill McCartney
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
nismo337 wrote:
> hi kevin, thanks for your reply.
> These 2 files are found in the recycle. it cannot be rename.
> i am not able to restore these files.
> File properties;
> Type: ATF File
> Orgin: CD Burning
> Size: 0 bytes


Try the below shell extension to remove files on a reboot.

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/removereboot.html

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Bill McCartney
Union City, Georgia

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bjasmailbox-blackstallion@yahoo.com
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
Dear Bill McC.:
I found the extension useless for files already in the Recycle Bin but when
I attempted to cut/paste the file onto my Desktop so that I could try again
the system would not let me move the file. I think Nismo337 will find the
same problems to be true. Thanks anyway.
Bill the blackstallion.

"Bill McCartney" wrote:

> nismo337 wrote:
> > hi kevin, thanks for your reply.
> > These 2 files are found in the recycle. it cannot be rename.
> > i am not able to restore these files.
> > File properties;
> > Type: ATF File
> > Orgin: CD Burning
> > Size: 0 bytes
>
>
> Try the below shell extension to remove files on a reboot.
>
> http://www.snapfiles.com/get/removereboot.html
>
> --
> Bill McCartney
> Union City, Georgia
>
> E-mail rot 13ed
> ovyyzppg@oryyfbhgu.arg
> admin@emarketersamerica.org < this is here for the e-mail bots.
>

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
nismo337 wrote:

> Hi, anyone can help me with this problem.
> I have 2 files in my recycle bin which cannot be emptyed.
> It show "Cannot delete Dc209: It is being used by another person or program.
> close any programs that might be using the file and try again."
>
> thanks in advance..

Create a bootable BartPE builder CD, boot to that and delete the files.
http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Steve N.
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
nismo337 wrote:

> Hi, anyone can help me with this problem.
> I have 2 files in my recycle bin which cannot be emptyed.
> It show "Cannot delete Dc209: It is being used by another person or program.
> close any programs that might be using the file and try again."
>
> thanks in advance..

What about in Safe Mode?

Steve

bjasmailbox-blackstallion@yahoo.com
07-09-2005, 11:36 PM
Steve:
I tried to delete them in safe mode before contacting MS technical support
with no change. I went into my administrators account too and this did no
good.
Thanks.
Bill

"Steve N." wrote:

> nismo337 wrote:
>
> > Hi, anyone can help me with this problem.
> > I have 2 files in my recycle bin which cannot be emptyed.
> > It show "Cannot delete Dc209: It is being used by another person or program.
> > close any programs that might be using the file and try again."
> >
> > thanks in advance..
>
> What about in Safe Mode?
>
> Steve
>

Bill McCartney
07-09-2005, 11:37 PM
I have had luck deleting the files in the "Recycler" folder rather then
the "Recycle Bin". Actually, if theres nothing in the "Recycle Bin"
that's needed, then simply delete all the folders in the "Recycler"
directory. These folders can sometimes be emptied/deleted without the
extension.
They will have names such as:

"S-1-5-21-329068152-1708537768-1343024091-500"

These folders will be recreated if deleted.

0 byte files have been a plague to Windows as long as I can remember.
Worth a shot anyway,
Bill

bjasmailbox-blackstallion@yahoo.com wrote:
> Dear Bill McC.:
> I found the extension useless for files already in the Recycle Bin but when
> I attempted to cut/paste the file onto my Desktop so that I could try again
> the system would not let me move the file. I think Nismo337 will find the
> same problems to be true. Thanks anyway.
> Bill the blackstallion.
>
> "Bill McCartney" wrote:
>
>
>>nismo337 wrote:
>>
>>>hi kevin, thanks for your reply.
>>>These 2 files are found in the recycle. it cannot be rename.
>>>i am not able to restore these files.
>>>File properties;
>>>Type: ATF File
>>>Orgin: CD Burning
>>>Size: 0 bytes
>>
>>
>>Try the below shell extension to remove files on a reboot.
>>
>>http://www.snapfiles.com/get/removereboot.html
>>
>>--
>>Bill McCartney
>>Union City, Georgia
>>
>>E-mail rot 13ed
>>ovyyzppg@oryyfbhgu.arg
>>admin@emarketersamerica.org < this is here for the e-mail bots.
>>


Cannot empty recycle bin