Oddity in the Recycle Bin


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waykey

Windows XP Home Edition SP3
Internet Explorer 8

Doing routine maintenance this evening I got rid of several small videos and
mpegs which I'd uploaded to you-tube; I emptied the recycle bin and then
defragged and when the defrag finished I noticed there was still something in
the recycle bin. I first double-left clicked rb, and it showed nothing. Then
I right clicked and clicked "open" and it still showed nothing even though on
the desktop recycle bin icon showed something. So, I clicked "Empty Recycle
Bin" and was asked "Are you sure you want to delete 'Windows'?" Naturally I
hit "cancel" and the icon on the desktop still shows something in recycle bin.

Anybody know whassup??
 
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db

perhaps, you might find
a clue if you right click
on the recycle bin and
explore and /or review
the properties page.

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Daave

waykey said:
Windows XP Home Edition SP3
Internet Explorer 8

Doing routine maintenance this evening I got rid of several small
videos and mpegs which I'd uploaded to you-tube; I emptied the
recycle bin and then defragged and when the defrag finished I noticed
there was still something in the recycle bin. I first double-left
clicked rb, and it showed nothing. Then I right clicked and clicked
"open" and it still showed nothing even though on the desktop recycle
bin icon showed something. So, I clicked "Empty Recycle Bin" and was
asked "Are you sure you want to delete 'Windows'?" Naturally I hit
"cancel" and the icon on the desktop still shows something in recycle
bin.

Anybody know whassup??

Try pressing F5 to refresh the desktop.
 
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thanatoid

Windows XP Home Edition SP3
Internet Explorer 8

Doing routine maintenance this evening I got rid of several
small videos and mpegs which I'd uploaded to you-tube; I
emptied the recycle bin and then defragged and when the
defrag finished I noticed there was still something in the
recycle bin. I first double-left clicked rb, and it showed
nothing. Then I right clicked and clicked "open" and it
still showed nothing even though on the desktop recycle bin
icon showed something. So, I clicked "Empty Recycle Bin"
and was asked "Are you sure you want to delete 'Windows'?"
Naturally I hit "cancel" and the icon on the desktop still
shows something in recycle bin.

Anybody know whassup??

I've had that happen a few times, also the icon showing "full"
for a while after it's been empty. Shitty MS coding. Refreshing
the desktop (F5) or rebooting will usually get rid of it.
 
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Fuzzy Logic

Windows XP Home Edition SP3
Internet Explorer 8

Doing routine maintenance this evening I got rid of several small videos
and mpegs which I'd uploaded to you-tube; I emptied the recycle bin and
then defragged and when the defrag finished I noticed there was still
something in the recycle bin. I first double-left clicked rb, and it
showed nothing. Then I right clicked and clicked "open" and it still
showed nothing even though on the desktop recycle bin icon showed
something. So, I clicked "Empty Recycle Bin" and was asked "Are you sure
you want to delete 'Windows'?" Naturally I hit "cancel" and the icon on
the desktop still shows something in recycle bin.

Anybody know whassup??

I have seen this happen in various versions of Windows. The recycle bin get's confused and the only solution I
have ever found was to reboot.
 
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waykey

Wacky Windows!

Today when I logged on the recycle bin still showed contents just like
yesterday; I went on about my business, and eventually got rid of some more
files via recycle bin, three to be exact. Instead of the usual "empty" option
I deleted each of the three new files individually; once the third was
deleted the desktop icon showed no more contents. Weird. I guess, as you say,
it was just "confused".
 
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