Recycle bin won't empty



Kate
07-10-2005, 02:23 AM
There is one folder in my recycle bin that will not clear out. The error
message I get is:

Cannot remover folder De1: The directory is not empty.

I can't restore it either. It is from an external drive address. I thought
at first it was that the external drive wasn't connected but that' not it.

How can I clean it out?
TY, Kate

Max
07-10-2005, 02:23 AM
Try to Restart your computer and delete it. If not, turn your computer into
safe mode and delete it.

"Kate" wrote:

> There is one folder in my recycle bin that will not clear out. The error
> message I get is:
>
> Cannot remover folder De1: The directory is not empty.
>
> I can't restore it either. It is from an external drive address. I thought
> at first it was that the external drive wasn't connected but that' not it.
>
> How can I clean it out?
> TY, Kate
>
>
>

Kate
07-10-2005, 02:23 AM
How do I empty in Safe mode?


"Max" <Max@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:26DE508A-BA33-4EBE-8672-613F595E6B73@microsoft.com...
> Try to Restart your computer and delete it. If not, turn your computer
> into
> safe mode and delete it.
>
> "Kate" wrote:
>
>> There is one folder in my recycle bin that will not clear out. The error
>> message I get is:
>>
>> Cannot remover folder De1: The directory is not empty.
>>
>> I can't restore it either. It is from an external drive address. I
>> thought
>> at first it was that the external drive wasn't connected but that' not
>> it.
>>
>> How can I clean it out?
>> TY, Kate
>>
>>
>>

Max
07-10-2005, 02:23 AM
Is there a Recycle bin?

"Kate" wrote:

> How do I empty in Safe mode?
>
>
> "Max" <Max@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:26DE508A-BA33-4EBE-8672-613F595E6B73@microsoft.com...
> > Try to Restart your computer and delete it. If not, turn your computer
> > into
> > safe mode and delete it.
> >
> > "Kate" wrote:
> >
> >> There is one folder in my recycle bin that will not clear out. The error
> >> message I get is:
> >>
> >> Cannot remover folder De1: The directory is not empty.
> >>
> >> I can't restore it either. It is from an external drive address. I
> >> thought
> >> at first it was that the external drive wasn't connected but that' not
> >> it.
> >>
> >> How can I clean it out?
> >> TY, Kate
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>

Kate
07-10-2005, 02:23 AM
Reboot didn't work. I usually have the external off. I left it on for the
next reboot and that forced chkdisk which fixed the problem. I was then able
to empty the recycle.



"Max" <Max@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:769EE5E2-1E27-4447-8894-83B81D8F08BE@microsoft.com...
> Is there a Recycle bin?
>
> "Kate" wrote:
>
>> How do I empty in Safe mode?
>>
>>
>> "Max" <Max@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:26DE508A-BA33-4EBE-8672-613F595E6B73@microsoft.com...
>> > Try to Restart your computer and delete it. If not, turn your computer
>> > into
>> > safe mode and delete it.
>> >
>> > "Kate" wrote:
>> >
>> >> There is one folder in my recycle bin that will not clear out. The
>> >> error
>> >> message I get is:
>> >>
>> >> Cannot remover folder De1: The directory is not empty.
>> >>
>> >> I can't restore it either. It is from an external drive address. I
>> >> thought
>> >> at first it was that the external drive wasn't connected but that' not
>> >> it.
>> >>
>> >> How can I clean it out?
>> >> TY, Kate
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>


Recycle bin won't empty