[Resolved] Nothing in my Recycle Bin

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John Burns

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Am running Windows XP - when I go to my recycle bin - there is nothing showing - however, when I hit the "Do you wish to empty..." it asks me if I am sure that I want to delete the 2 items..... seems to be very similar to a couple of other threads which I have read in detail. Have checked Properties - do not have bypass recycle bin checked. I have tried the following command prompts from those threads, with no results:

rd /s recycler (does not work)
deltree recycler (not recognized)
c:\recycled (does not work)
deltree c:\recycled (not recognized)
rd /s c:\recycled (does not work)

Can't seem to find any help in Windows XP support which addresses this issue. Anyone got any suggestions? Appreciate it - need all the help I can get. Thanks!

P. S. Added thought - could it have something to do with Window Washer, which I have installed? I notice it includes Recycle Bin in it's process.
 

John Burns

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RESOLVED - Not sure how - but I went ahead and emptied the trash bin - then made a couple of shortcuts and deleted them. They then showed in my trash bin now - just stumbling along, but seems to work.
 
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For WinXP and all NT based systems the correct command would be:

rd /s recycler

It has to be done from your own user-name directory, which is where you should be if you open the command prompt.

Anyway, 'resolved' one way or another I guess :)
 
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