recycle bin wont empty

  1911 19:43 03 Aug 2008

When I try to restore something from the recycle bin the computer freezes and I have to go to CTR/Alt/DEL to unfreeze it. I cannot empty bin either. Same result. Any Ideas?

  MAT ALAN 19:45 03 Aug 2008

Boot to a DOS prompt and type:

deltree c:\recycled
Answer 'yes' to the subsequent prompt

That will delete the recycle bin. It will be recreated on the next boot.

  1911 20:10 03 Aug 2008

Typed is as directed, got " DELTREE IS NOT RECOGNISED AS A COMMAND" . is that the correct spelling?

  MAT ALAN 20:17 03 Aug 2008

try this

At the command prompt, type:
rd /s \recycler

  MAT ALAN 20:20 03 Aug 2008

click here

if that doesn't work there is a fix for the first reply...

  1911 20:27 03 Aug 2008

Sorry about the M, Apparently XP doesnt have that command, There is another one but i cant get it to work with Recycle Bin.

  MAT ALAN 20:35 03 Aug 2008

click here

the only other fix i know about is here, scroll down to No. 64...(right side)

  1911 20:40 03 Aug 2008

Hi Mat Tried that one.This time got "CANNOT FIND FILE SPECIFIED" So it looks as if it would work ok if I can find the file name for the recycle bin.

  MAT ALAN 20:43 03 Aug 2008

C:\RECYCLER as far as i can remember

  1911 20:55 03 Aug 2008

that the one. put in RECYCLER and that was it.Thanks a lot for your help. Cheers John C

  MAT ALAN 20:58 03 Aug 2008

Glad it worked, glad to help....

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