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Recycle bin will not empty

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by ACA529, May 28, 2009.

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  1. ACA529

    ACA529 Thread Starter

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    My recycle bin will not empty. I have 6 files in the recycle bin and they just won't delete.

    I have tried restoring all but they just sit there.

    Thanks.
     
  2. HCD

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    Try this:
    Right-click the recycle bin.
    Click 'Properties'.
    Make sure 'Use one setting for all drives:' is selected.
    Check the box 'Do not move files to the Recycle Bin'.
    Click 'OK'.
    That will completely disable the recycle bin.
    Reboot, then re-enable the recycle bin.


    Failing that - try "Moveonboot" http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Boot-Manager-Disk/MoveOnBoot.shtml
     
  3. ACA529

    ACA529 Thread Starter

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    Thanks but that didn't work. I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium.

    I selected "Do not move files to Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted." and then rebooted but that didn't work.
     
  4. Ent

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    What about using a different program to empty the recycle bin? Disk cleanup or Ccleaner could be possibilities.
     
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