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    file folder stuck in recycle bin

    hey guys,
    im new to this fourm and not sure if this topic has already been posted, too lazy to check...

    ive had a file folder stuck in my recycle bin for a couple of weeks now. the folder contained some audio files. if i try to empty the recycle bin, it goes through the normal processes i.e. "are you sure..." when i click yes it makes the sound that it usually makes of crumbling paper but the icon is still full and the folder is still there. also if there is anything else in the bin and i try to empty it it will do the same thing as i just described but everything stays in the bin. therefore i have to go through and permanently delete every thing individually. ive tried permanentlydeleteing the particular folder in question and it is not working.

    any advice would be much appreciated

    thanks a lot

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    Re: file folder stuck in recycle bin

    Have you Tried to run Disk Cleanup?

    See Disk Cleanup For more Details

    Hope This Helps,
    Josh

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    Re: file folder stuck in recycle bin

    Hello SCW, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    In addition, you might see if this may be able to help.

    Recycle Bin Corrupted - Cannot Delete File or Folder

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Re: file folder stuck in recycle bin

    ive done the disk clean up as well as all of the options from the corrupted recycle bin link and still no luck

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    Re: file folder stuck in recycle bin

    Have you tried running a SFC /scannow

    see System Files - SFC Command For more Information


    Hope This Helps,
    Josh

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    Re: file folder stuck in recycle bin

    Quote Originally Posted by scw View Post
    ive done the disk clean up as well as all of the options from the corrupted recycle bin link and still no luck
    SCW,

    Did you use the corrupted tutorial on all of your hard drive's $Recycle.bin folder for each drive letter?

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    Re: file folder stuck in recycle bin

    i failed to mention, i cannot seem to find the $recycle.bin folder. ive enabled the showing of hidden folders and it is not where it is supposed to be.

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    Re: file folder stuck in recycle bin

    Ah, I see. You will need to do both of these in Folder Options before you will see it.

    A) Dot Show hidden files and folders.

    B) Uncheck Hide protected operating system files

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    Re: file folder stuck in recycle bin

    ok, that worked. it was in the recycler folder on my external hd.. thank you very much brink

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    Re: file folder stuck in recycle bin

    You're most welcome SCW. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted and that we were able to help.

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