can't empty bin completely.

  elbecko 12:00 09 Oct 2008

i can not completely empty my recycle bin as there is one thing in it that i just cannot get rid of, and its driving me nuts!

its an avs video converter and it won't go away. so that means if i have quite a lot of other stuff in the bin, i cannot just hit the 'empty bin' command as it can't do this, the converter stuffs it up.
so that means i have to delete everything individually.

any ideas how i can rid myself of this e-curse?


  hiwatt 12:07 09 Oct 2008

Try emptying it in safe mode(by tapping f8 at boot up)

  hiwatt 12:09 09 Oct 2008

If that doesn't work you could also try this click here

  Technotiger 12:37 09 Oct 2008

You could also run click here in its default form, which just might get rid of it.

  Technotiger 12:40 09 Oct 2008

Also - where did you get the video converter from in the first place? It may be part of an installed program, in which case I would use click here to un-install it.

  mfletch 13:15 09 Oct 2008

Recycle Bin Corrupted - Cannot Delete File or Folder

This will permanently delete all files in the Recycle Bin for all user accounts on the computer

Please create a system restore point first,


First make it so you can view hidden files,

Open My Computer and click on Tools | Folder Options. Then open the View tab. UNCHECK 'Hide Protected Operating System Files'


Start> run and type cmd then click ok

at the prompt type RD /S C:\RECYCLER then press enter it will say/ Are you sure (Y?/N?) type y then click enter,

If that does not work try this way,

Start -> run and type cmd click ok

type cd c:\ click enter
type rmdir/s recycler click enter
Type y click enter

  GBL 13:29 09 Oct 2008

Try using Ccleaner, that empties mine.

  elbecko 16:56 09 Oct 2008

thanks for all the suggestions. in the end it was 'unlocker' that finally rid me of the sod!

thanks again.

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