dc files stuck in recycle bin


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lrh381b2

I am using XP Home SP3. I deleted my user account from my old computer, but
the "<user name>'s documents" folder in "documents and settings" would not
let me delete it. I tried using unlocker and was able to unlock individual
folders in the "<user name>'s documents folder and delete them. I tried to
empty the recycle bin and received an error message saying "Cannot remove
folder dc2": Access is denied". Using fileASSASSIN (part of malwarebytes'
anti-malware), I deleted the folders in the recycle bin. But I am unable to
empty the recycle bin, there are 9 hidden dc* files in there. When open the
recycle bin, it appears empty (even with hidden folders and hide operating
system files turned off). C:/recycler appears empty as well.

If I open a command prompt window and go to the recycler folder, it shows:

C:\RECYCLER>dir /ah
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 90B0-EC50

Directory of C:\RECYCLER

11/19/2009 11:26 PM <DIR> .
11/19/2009 11:26 PM <DIR> ..
11/20/2009 10:28 PM <DIR>
S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1
009
0 File(s) 0 bytes
3 Dir(s) 4,787,032,064 bytes free

Ccleaner doesn't delete it, i've run out of ideas. Any help will be
appreciated.
Thanks!
 
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Brian A.

lrh381b2 said:
I am using XP Home SP3. I deleted my user account from my old computer,
but the "<user name>'s documents" folder in "documents and settings"
would not let me delete it. I tried using unlocker and was able to
unlock individual folders in the "<user name>'s documents folder and
delete them. I tried to empty the recycle bin and received an error
message saying "Cannot remove folder dc2": Access is denied". Using
fileASSASSIN (part of malwarebytes' anti-malware), I deleted the folders
in the recycle bin. But I am unable to empty the recycle bin, there are
9 hidden dc* files in there. When open the recycle bin, it appears
empty (even with hidden folders and hide operating system files turned
off). C:/recycler appears empty as well.

If I open a command prompt window and go to the recycler folder, it shows:

C:\RECYCLER>dir /ah
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 90B0-EC50

Directory of C:\RECYCLER

11/19/2009 11:26 PM <DIR> .
11/19/2009 11:26 PM <DIR> ..
11/20/2009 10:28 PM <DIR>
S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1
009
0 File(s) 0 bytes
3 Dir(s) 4,787,032,064 bytes free

Ccleaner doesn't delete it, i've run out of ideas. Any help will be
appreciated.
Thanks!

At the c:\recycler cmd prompt change directory to the subfolder
S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009.

cd c:\recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009

At the c:\recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009 cmd prompt
type:
dir /a

You should now see the files in the subfolder and be able to delete any of the
files you want gone using the del command.


--

Brian A. Sesko
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://members.shaw.ca/dts-l/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
 
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lrh381b2

Brian A. said:
At the c:\recycler cmd prompt change directory to the subfolder
S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009.

cd c:\recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009

At the c:\recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009 cmd prompt
type:
dir /a

You should now see the files in the subfolder and be able to delete any of the
files you want gone using the del command.


--

Brian A. Sesko
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://members.shaw.ca/dts-l/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375




Thanks for the quick reply!

It looks like only the Dc10 directory has anything in it (in this case, more
directories). the others are empty directories. When I try to use the del
command on the directories, they don't seem to go away. If I try to delete
the subfolder containing these directories, here's what I get:

C:\>rmdir C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009/s
C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009, Are you sure
(Y/N)? Y
C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc10\APPLIC~1 -
Access
is denied.
C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc10\LOCALS~1 -
Access
is denied.
C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc10\NetHood -
Access i
s denied.
C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc10\PRINTH~1 -
Access
is denied.
C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc10\Recent -
Access is
denied.
C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc10\SendTo -
Access is
denied.
C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc10\TEMPLA~1 -
Access
is denied.
C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc2 - Access is
denied.

C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc3 - Access is
denied.

C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc4 - Access is
denied.

C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc5 - Access is
denied.

C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc6 - Access is
denied.

C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc7 - Access is
denied.

C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc8 - Access is
denied.

C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc9 - Access is
denied.

I can't delete the directories inside Dc10. They must be corrupted or hidden.

C:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc10>rmdir
application
data
The system cannot find the file specified.
The system cannot find the file specified.

Am I trying to get rid of directories that don't really exist? Or is there
another dos command that might work better? I really appreciate your help.
 
B

Brian A.

lrh381b2 said:
It looks like only the Dc10 directory has anything in it (in this case,
more directories). the others are empty directories. When I try to use
the del command on the directories, they don't seem to go away. If I try
to delete the subfolder containing these directories, here's what I get:

C:\>rmdir C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009/s
C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009, Are you sure
(Y/N)? Y
C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc10\APPLIC~1 -
Access
is denied.
C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc10\LOCALS~1 -
Access
is denied.
C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc10\NetHood -
Access i
s denied.
C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc10\PRINTH~1 -
Access
is denied.
C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc10\Recent -
Access is
denied.
C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc10\SendTo -
Access is
denied.
C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc10\TEMPLA~1 -
Access
is denied.
C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc2 - Access is
denied.

C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc3 - Access is
denied.

C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc4 - Access is
denied.

C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc5 - Access is
denied.

C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc6 - Access is
denied.

C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc7 - Access is
denied.

C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc8 - Access is
denied.

C:\Recycler\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc9 - Access is
denied.

I can't delete the directories inside Dc10. They must be corrupted or
hidden.

C:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-284587905-1582333133-359561344-1009\Dc10>rmdir
application
data
The system cannot find the file specified.
The system cannot find the file specified.

Am I trying to get rid of directories that don't really exist? Or is
there another dos command that might work better? I really appreciate
your help.

Did you try changing directory (cd) to dc10 and then enter the cmd dir /a?
Did you try any of the switches with the del cmd? To see a list of switches,
at the command prompt type del /?.
If no joy try deleting the files from either Safe Mode or Safe Mode w/cmd
prompt.

--

Brian A. Sesko
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://members.shaw.ca/dts-l/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
 
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ju.c

How to Repair WinXP's Recycle Bin:

1. Open the Run box and enter: cmd

2. In the command window, type:
attrib -s -h %SystemDrive%\RECYCLER
press ENTER, then type:
rmdir /s /q %SystemDrive%\RECYCLER
press ENTER.

3. Restart your computer.

4. If you still have problems then download Doug Knox's
Recycle Bin registry file:
Web: http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/rec_bin.htm
Download: http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts/recycbin-2.reg

4. Double-click it or right-click and merge it into the registry.


ju.c
 

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