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Can't Delete Folders/Files, can't empty recycle bin

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by catgirlpink, Oct 6, 2007.

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    A few days ago I was copying some files to and from my portable drives. The progress bar sat frozen at a few instances, and I had to hit "cancel". Eventually I got my files to all copy to where I wanted them, but now I can't delete the folders and files that are still on my desktop.

    I'm using a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows Vista Basic.

    I tried to delete the folders and files, and it ran progress bars for over 12 hours that just flashed the blue bars across really fast while reading "Recycling 1 item (0 bytes)".

    When I finally give up and hit "cancel", it flashes to "Recycling 24 items (251mb)" for a second as it is closing. But it just won't seem to delete these.

    I also tried to empty the recycle bin, which now has 1.83gb of photo/video files to delete, but the "Calculating Time Remaining" bar just seems to flash on endlessly. :(

    Does anyone know what's wrong with it?
     
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