Recycle Bin Question

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hi, i was wondering what i can do to make items in the recycle bin appear. whenever i go there to delete items permanently there is a blank page. So if someone knows i'd appreciate your input. this is for xp home. thanks
 
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is "Do not move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted" unchecked or have you gone over your max for recycle bin memory?
 

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no it is not checked and delete confirmation dialog is checked. No i hardly have anything in bin.
 

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thanks zephyr for the repairfile, which i tried but nothing shows up yet in recycle bin. it's still blank. Anyone else have a fix for this? there's 108 kb's in there.
 
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Have you made sure that you have enabled the following through Windows Explorer?

Tools - Folder Options - View - Show hidden files and folders.
 
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There's still a glimmer of hope. The last person I sent that link to got it to work but had to do the following ritual. First run the repair file and affirm the changes. Then dump the Recycle Bin and reboot. Then run the repair file once more. Then dump the Recycle Bin if it allows. If it has nothing in it, try deleting some trash file and see if it now shows up.

The crux of the issue was multiple reboots, dumps, and executions as I recall.

Maybe it was running the repair file after dumping the Bin, try that also.

Post back any results.
 

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Thanks GazmanAus and zephyr. I checked add hidden folders and it didn't help when i went to bin, but done the fix again and that done it. Thanks again
Bob
 
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That's good news Bob! The repetitive procedure with the .reg file is the key although I have never determined exactly how or why. I'm just glad I had that info fed back to me and could pass it along to help you. (Perhaps I should tell Kelly too) It may be something as simple as dumping the Recycle Bin prior to running the .reg file but I'll not be able to explore that since I can't duplicate the problem locally.

All's well that ends well.

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Hi guys,

I had a similar problem.

My Recycle Bin was saying that it had stuff in it so i went to empty it and the files inside it happened to be the WINDOWS directory. I got a empty window when exploring the recycle bin. Patch above worked first try. no restart or anything.

Thanks Heaps

Ked(y)
 
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