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Recycle Bin won't empty completely

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Anonymous
September 6, 2005 9:14:05 PM

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Very strange - my recycle bin shows nothing in it, but says that it has 1
file (0 bytes) and the file's name is WINDOWS. I have told it to empty it, I
have rebooted, and done everything else I can think of. I'm at a complete
loss. Hopefully someone can help. Thanks
Anonymous
September 7, 2005 12:12:16 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Create a blank file or folder and delete it.

Try to empty the Recycle Bin.

If that doesn't do it...

You probably have a damaged/corrupted file in the Recycle Bin.

Run Error Checking | Reboot | Try to empty the Recycle Bin again.

1. In My Computer or Windows Explorer, right-click the volume you want to
check, and then click Properties.
2. On the Tools tab, click Check Now.
3. Do one of the following:

o To run Chkdsk by using the /f parameter, select the Automatically fix file
system errors check box, and then click Start.
[[Specifies whether Windows repairs file-system errors found during disk
checking. All files must be closed for this program to run. If the drive is
currently in use, a message asks if you want to reschedule
the disk checking for the next time you restart your computer. Your drive is
not available to run other tasks while the disk is being checked.]]

o To run Chkdsk by using the /r parameter, select the Scan for and attempt
recovery of bad sectors check box, and then click Start.
[[Specifies whether Windows repairs file-system errors found during disk
checking, locates bad sectors, and recovers readable information. All files
must be closed for this program to run. If the drive is currently in use, a
message asks if you want to reschedule the disk checking for the next time
you restart your computer. Your drive is not available to run other tasks
while the disk is being checked. If you select this option, you do not need
to select Automatically fix file system errors. Windows fixes any errors on
the disk.]]

You have to reboot for Error-checking to run.

For a peek at the log.
Start | Run | Type: eventvwr | OK
Look in Application | Listed as Information
under Winlogon, Event 1001

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:4DA8FF53-69C5-4DCB-B98E-93A52D5D9376@microsoft.com,
Arathon <Arathon@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Very strange - my recycle bin shows nothing in it, but says that it has 1
> file (0 bytes) and the file's name is WINDOWS. I have told it to empty
> it, I have rebooted, and done everything else I can think of. I'm at a
> complete loss. Hopefully someone can help. Thanks
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