Recycle Bin problem


G

Guest

Hi,

I just received a problem from the recycle bin:
When I try to use the function empty recycle bin, the bin pop out window says
"confirm multiple file delete"
"Are you sure you want to delete these two items?"
even though there is absolutely nothing in the recycle bin! And then things
keep going! when I click "yes" windows pop out:
"cannot delete file: cannot read from source of disk"

I tried to search for a few methods online, but no good. They tried to let
me delete the info2 file in the recycle bin, but when I open the cmd and type
"cd recycled"
cmd says
"system cannot find the path specified."

I would be grateful to anyone offering answers or comments to this question.
Thanks for reading this long, I know it is a bit wordy. : )
 
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R

Ramesh, MS-MVP

In the drive is formatted as NTFS, you'll see the "Recycler" folder. Try deleting the folder from a Command Prompt.

rd /s <drive:\>Recycler

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Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


Hi,

I just received a problem from the recycle bin:
When I try to use the function empty recycle bin, the bin pop out window says
"confirm multiple file delete"
"Are you sure you want to delete these two items?"
even though there is absolutely nothing in the recycle bin! And then things
keep going! when I click "yes" windows pop out:
"cannot delete file: cannot read from source of disk"

I tried to search for a few methods online, but no good. They tried to let
me delete the info2 file in the recycle bin, but when I open the cmd and type
"cd recycled"
cmd says
"system cannot find the path specified."

I would be grateful to anyone offering answers or comments to this question.
Thanks for reading this long, I know it is a bit wordy. : )
 
G

Guest

Sorry, your words of wisdom is too technical. Can you help dicipher it for
me? Especially the part about how you delete the recycler folder.
 
G

Guest

Oh yeah! I forgot to tell! I think the recycler folder is eating up all my
C:\'s memory spaces! I don't know how to delete it. Can you teach me step by
step?
 
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Ramesh, MS-MVP

Click Start, Run and type CMD
Type:

cd /d %systemdrive%\

Press Enter.

Type:

rd recycler /s

Press "y" to confirm.

Type "Exit"

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


Sorry, your words of wisdom is too technical. Can you help dicipher it for
me? Especially the part about how you delete the recycler folder.
 

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