Recycle Bin has Windows in It - Help


M

Mackenrick

I originally posted this in the Security Forum but now I think it might be a
Windows glitch so I am reposting it here.

I went to empty my recycle bin last night and got the message "Are you sure
you want to delete Windows?" I checked my recycle bin folder and nothing
appears in the folder. I suspect there is something in the recycle bin
because the words: "Empty Recycle Bin" is not Ghosted out (like it is when it
is empty) indicating that there is something in the recycle bin but I can't
see it. To test it I make a test text file, deleted it and checked the
recycle bin. It said I had two items in the recycle bin but when I checked
the recycle bin folder the only thing that is displayed is the "test" text
file. I removed the test.txt only and rechecked the recycle bin. I got the
same message asking if I wanted to delete Windows. I've rebooted twice and
still have thew same problem.

I ran AVG and it did not detect any virus but maybe it's something AVG can't
detect. Anyone have any ideas on what I should do? Any help will be
appreciated. Thanks, Mack
 
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C

Colin Barnhorst

Have you enabled "View hidden files and folders" in Windows Explorer
options?
 
M

Mackenrick

Yes, I have enabled "View Hidden Files and Folders". I just can't figure out
why it's telling me that Windows is in my Recycle Bin. Is it just a glitch
or am I really going to delete Windows from my system if I "Empty" The
Recycle Bin.
 
C

Claymore

Yes, I have enabled "View Hidden Files and Folders".  I just can't figure out
why it's telling me that Windows is in my Recycle Bin.  Is it just a glitch
or am I really going to delete Windows from my system if I "Empty" The
Recycle Bin.
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MacKenrick






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Hello Mr. MacKenrick

You're not deleting Windows. If you select 'Yes' to delete it you'll
probably get a failure of some Dc file that can't be found or deleted.

Try this:

Delete the Recycle Bin - NTFS system

Go to Start => Run and type in "cmd" {without the quotes}
In the command window that opens, type in (or copy/paste):
rd /s c:\recycler
{there is a space before and after /s}
where C:\is the drive that has the problem Recycle Bin.
Restart. The Recycle Bin will be recreated.
 
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