Re: Recycle bin problems



VetteFan
07-10-2005, 01:35 AM
Your suggestion worked for me, but only until I started up the PC the next
day. I have to go through the process after each startup.

Any ideas why?

"Michael Cecil" wrote:

> On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 04:14:05 +0100, Martin
> <martinREMOVEinsweden@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>
> >I'm having some problems with the recycle bin. It has the "full" icon
> >but there are no files in it. However, clicking on Empty Recycle Bin
> >brings up a box asking me if I want to delete the 13 items in it. Even
> >if I select Yes the same box appears again and again. If I make hidden
> >and protected OS files visible there is still nothing in it.
> >
> >Also, Windows is set up to move files to the recycle bin when they are
> >deleted. But, when I delete a file it is completely removed and doesn't
> >go to the recycle bin.
> >
> >Thanks in advance for any help or advice.
>
> How many hard drives do you have and what file system(s) do they use?
>
> Assuming you're using NTFS you could do the following procedure to nuke
> your recycle bin and force it to start fresh but you'll lose any pretty
> icons you might see associated with them in Explorer. IOW, the Recycler
> folder will look just like any other folder. I doubt it will work if you
> have any sort of Norton Recycle Bin Protected Files Doodah Doodah
> installed however. (Standard disclaimers apply - if your computer melts,
> your cat explodes, etc. don't blame me. I've done this before and it
> worked for me.)
>
> 1. Open a command prompt window first.
> 2. Open taskmanager and end the explorer process. The taskbar should
> vanish.
> 3. In the command prompt type:
> rmdir /s c:\recycler
> where c: is the drive and press <enter>. If it prompts you, answer yes to
> deleting the folder or files. Repeat this for all your hard drives, if
> you have more than one.
> 4. When finished type:
> explorer
> and press <enter>. You should get back your taskbar.
>
> Try deleting some files and see if the desktop Recycle Bin icon works as
> expected.
>
> --
> Michael Cecil
> http://home.comcast.net/~macecil/
>


Re: Recycle bin problems