Cannot Delete a Folder or File in Recycle Bin

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Cannot Delete a Folder or File in Recycle Bin

Post by Doctor Inferno on Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:39 am



If you cannot empty the Recycle Bin or delete a file or folder from there, your Recycle Bin is corrupted. This tutorial will show you how to reset your recycle bin.




Open the Start Menu >> In the search box, type cmd >> Right click cmd (at top) and click Run as administrator.



In the elevated command prompt, type rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin and press Enter.



Close command prompt window and right click an empty area of the desktop and click Refresh.


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Re: Cannot Delete a Folder or File in Recycle Bin

Post by redx54321 on Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:48 am

I finally got rid of the 5 gigs of junk lol

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Re: Cannot Delete a Folder or File in Recycle Bin

Post by crabman on Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:19 am

I used to have this problem so this tut should come in handy in future.

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Re: Cannot Delete a Folder or File in Recycle Bin

Post by xshootme on Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:36 pm

Haha! Great! It worked!

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