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removing files from the Recycle Bin

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sulasno, Jan 24, 2011.

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  1. sulasno

    sulasno Thread Starter

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    Have googled and still unable to find a solution; There is one invisible file in the Recycle Bin; Error Deleting File or Folder Cannot remove folder Dc304: Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use. how can I delete it from a command prompt?
     
  2. surferdude2

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    It's worth trying to use the command line mode to try fixing this.

    Open a command session going to Start > Run > and typing cmd in the field and clicking OK. Then type rd /s recycled
    and press enter. Close the command screen and create a dummy file on the Desktop and delete it. That will normally correct a corrupt Recycle Bin but it may not work in your case.

    You may have to take extreme steps such as using the Recovery Console or a PE CD.

    Have you checked the disk for errors?
     
  3. surferdude2

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    I gave you the wrong command above. It should read:

    rd /s c:\recycler

    recycler not recycled
     
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