Solved: Unable to empty recycle bin - XP pro

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jolendd

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There are 4 users on our XP pro system, all users have the same access, for one of the users when I empty the recycle bin it will not empty one file, it say file/folder not found. I have tried many utilites and scans for the last few years and still the same. ?????????? Any other suggestions :mad: :eek:
 
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You might need to run chkdsk on the drive if you haven't done that.

But you can also try this. Log in under the problem account.

Open a command prompt: start run, enter cmd

at the prompt enter:

rd /s c:\recycler

confirm the prompt and then reboot.

This assumes that c: is the drive which contains the problem recycle bin and that the file system is NTFS.
 

jolendd

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Rollin' Rog said:
You might need to run chkdsk on the drive if you haven't done that.

But you can also try this. Log in under the problem account.

Open a command prompt: start run, enter cmd

at the prompt enter:

rd /s c:\recycler

confirm the prompt and then reboot.

This assumes that c: is the drive which contains the problem recycle bin and that the file system is NTFS.
Thank you, being an old dos guy, the command removed the directory, yes
What does the /s do? It worked great, thanks
I have one other problem that I will post later........
 
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