Recycle Bin lurker


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coffeefilter

i have what looks like a system folder stuck in the recycle bin. the name is
a string of numbers and letters...46c30a etc...the bin icon shows trash is in
the bin, paper in the waste bin. but exploring the bin reveals nothing.
choosing empty recycle bin asks if i want to delete this folder, but still
remains after emptying. anyone know how to delete this folder?

thanks
dave
 
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R. McCarty

The content is likely an "Unpacked" hotfix or other update. You may
have to boot to Safe Mode and delete the entire bin. Otherwise you
would need to modify the ACL in Safe Mode. Add "Everyone" and
Grant the user full rights on the folder/file inside the Bin. To do this,
Right Click the content and Left Click Properties, use the Security
(TAB) to work with the Access Control List. Add "Everyone" and
then in the privileges tic/check "Full"
 
J

John John (MVP)

The recycler folder or info files are probably corrupt. Try deleting the
recycler folder(s), Windows will recreate it when you reboot. From a
command prompt issue the following command:

rd /s /q c:\recycler

If you have more than one drive you will have to issue the command for
each drive, changing the c: with the appropriate drive letter. If you
have more than one user on the machine all recycle bins will be emptied.

John
 
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John

coffeefilter said:
i have what looks like a system folder stuck in the recycle bin. the name is
a string of numbers and letters...46c30a etc...the bin icon shows trash is in
the bin, paper in the waste bin. but exploring the bin reveals nothing.
choosing empty recycle bin asks if i want to delete this folder, but still
remains after emptying. anyone know how to delete this folder?

thanks
dave

Have you deleted anything lately from an external drive or USB stick
Dave. If so, you'll need to plug it back in to clear it.

Regards,
John.
 

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