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I can't empty my recycle bin

  1. #1


    Microsoft Beta Guest

    I can't empty my recycle bin

    Not sure this is the right group to post this in so apologies if not.
    I am not able to empty my recycle bin completely. If I open it to view the
    files, I am able to manually delete all but 1 file. The file that won't
    delete is (was) a recorded tv capture and I've also tried restoring that
    file but am not able to do that as well.
    Clicking Properties tells me the file is 729MB and I'm not able to change
    any attributes either.
    Any ideas how this file can be completely removed and I can empty the
    recycle bin?
    Thanks in advance.


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  3. #2


    Malke Guest

    Re: I can't empty my recycle bin

    Microsoft Beta wrote:

    > Not sure this is the right group to post this in so apologies if not.
    > I am not able to empty my recycle bin completely. If I open it to view the
    > files, I am able to manually delete all but 1 file. The file that won't
    > delete is (was) a recorded tv capture and I've also tried restoring that
    > file but am not able to do that as well.
    > Clicking Properties tells me the file is 729MB and I'm not able to change
    > any attributes either.
    > Any ideas how this file can be completely removed and I can empty the
    > recycle bin?
    > Thanks in advance.
    >
    Try emptying the Recycle Bin in Safe Mode. Do this by repeatedly tapping
    the F8 key as the computer is starting up. This will get you to the
    right menu. Navigate using your Up arrow key; the mouse will not work here.


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  4. #3


    Paul Guest

    Re: I can't empty my recycle bin

    Thanks, already tried that but forgot to mention it. Tried it again anyway
    but it still didn't work.


    "Malke" <notreally@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:OjQkbhk8HHA.5404@xxxxxx

    > Microsoft Beta wrote:

    >> Not sure this is the right group to post this in so apologies if not.
    >> I am not able to empty my recycle bin completely. If I open it to view
    >> the
    >> files, I am able to manually delete all but 1 file. The file that won't
    >> delete is (was) a recorded tv capture and I've also tried restoring that
    >> file but am not able to do that as well.
    >> Clicking Properties tells me the file is 729MB and I'm not able to change
    >> any attributes either.
    >> Any ideas how this file can be completely removed and I can empty the
    >> recycle bin?
    >> Thanks in advance.
    >>
    >
    > Try emptying the Recycle Bin in Safe Mode. Do this by repeatedly tapping
    > the F8 key as the computer is starting up. This will get you to the right
    > menu. Navigate using your Up arrow key; the mouse will not work here.
    >
    >
    > Malke
    > --
    > Elephant Boy Computers
    > www.elephantboycomputers.com
    > "Don't Panic!"
    > MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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