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Old 09-03-2019, 06:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Post Can't delete files from Recycle Bin.

Hello, lately I cleaned up my PC (with Windows 10 64bit installed on), basically deleting useless files, folders and other stuff from my computer. I have little tool on my computer installed which is Hardwipe, I'm using it often to hardwipe files from my Recycle Bin and as usual I started my program (I've uploaded program GUI screenshot, link's down below) choosed DOD 5220.22-M process (Three pass; 1. Writes zero bytes (0x00) 2. Writes high bytes (0xFF) 3. Writes pseudo-random bytes) and Started, everything has been deleted, then one week later I cleaned up my PC again, and this time in exact same way there was error, I've saved the log so here it is:

JOB TYPE: Wipe Recycler
Username: whocares
Hostname: whocares
Start Time: 09/03/2019 10:57:41 PM


Recycler: C:\$Recycle.Bin\

Analysis Complete

Recycler Items: 8
Inaccessible: 0
Approx Size: 8 KB

Waiting for user start...

Scheme: Gutmann
Verification Pass: None

WIPING FILES IN: C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-2921610460-1017596189-15066067-1001\
$I6HW2T0.txt ... OK
$R6HW2T0.txt ... OK


Items Completed: 2
Failed Items: 6
I/O Errors: 0 bytes

Summary of Failures
a. Directory not empty
b. Access denied

WARNING: Some tasks were not completely successful
Finish Time: 09/03/2019 10:57:45 PM

It doesn't matter what pass I choose, everytime it's the same, I bought BitDefender some time ago, scanned my PC and deleted all files that was detected as a virus or dangerous, that didn't help, also cleaned up my PC with BitDefender and it's option, and that deleted 2 of those files (I guess) Because when it says:

Items Completed: 2
Failed Items: 6

Before cleaning up with BitDefender it was:

Items Completed: 0
Failed Items: 8

I have no clue what to do, I searched in Google for hours now and I'm afraid of something big right here, so I'm asking you guys, what should I do?

Screenshot of Hardwipe GUI;
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