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Solved: File Stuck in Recycle Bin

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Dalton7821, Jun 21, 2008.

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  1. Dalton7821

    Dalton7821 Thread Starter

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    I had a wmv file (230mb) that would not delete in it's folder. I started in safe mode and moved it to Recycle Bin, but when emptying bin it just got stuck with dialog box deleting file. So I started in normal mode and same thing happened. It has worked for a little less than an hour one try and no progress. Is there any tool or other method to permenantly delete?
     
  2. 1002richards

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    Hi,
    Have you tried 'MoveOnBoot'? This is what they claim:
    "MoveOnBoot description
    Allows you to copy, moves or delete files on the next system boot
    MoveOnBoot allows you to copy, moves or delete files on the next system boot. This comes in very handy, if you need to replace or delete files which are locked by other applications, loaded into memory or cannot be changed until next system boot.

    You could manually enter a line to the wininit files, but using MoveOnBoot is much simpler, since the program can be integrated into shell - it creates the "Copy/Move/Delete on boot" context menu item. "

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Boot-Manager-Disk/MoveOnBoot.shtml

    Richard.
     
  3. Dalton7821

    Dalton7821 Thread Starter

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    No luck. Same thing happened as when I tried to empty the Bin. It started hung up and never finished.
     
  4. 1002richards

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    Oh, sorry about that. Could you try to re-name it & then try delete?

    Richard
     
  5. Dalton7821

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    Found it out. Went into DOS and deleted c:\$recycle.bin Windows fixed the image and viola.
     
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