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Old 02-19-2005, 01:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Recycle bin Gone crazy

Hi .

I am in need of some serious help. I have widows xp running on my machine and for some reason the darn thing wont empty.
when i open the recycle bin there is nothing in it. but the icon is showing a full bin. If i empty it it says would u like to permanantly delete these 8 items. strange seein that there is nothing there. So i went toi the recycler folder. to find out that it is now 10 gigs large. again there is nothing inside of it. so i looked at some forums and they all said to delete the folder as it will be created again. so i tried but when i did that a message came up saying "are you sure you would like to delete desktop as it is a system folder. i was a bit skeptical about doing this.. so i would really appreciate some help on this.. i really need those 10 gigs back. thx
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Old 02-19-2005, 01:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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sounds like a virus to me
run anti-virus
run all the mentioned utilities in the thread
its free
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Old 02-19-2005, 01:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sadly i have tried all the programs available and the trend micro homecall virus check... no luck with those :/
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Old 02-19-2005, 08:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Ok i have fixed my prob witht the recycle bin... thought i would complete the thread incase any one else has the same problem. all i simply did was rename the the recycler folder to "recycler2" windows then re creates the folder and then u are able to delete the newly renamed folder with no trouble.
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lol, well thats good you got it
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Old 02-25-2005, 09:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Same problem, your solution was perfect. Thank you.
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Old 02-26-2005, 04:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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But how do you rename the recylcle bin folder???
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Old 02-26-2005, 07:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hi Arsenal. Not the 'Recycle Bin' but the Hidden 'Recycler' folder in the root directory of your c: drive. This folder may be named 'Recycled'.
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Give the path...
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