This occurred for no apparent reason with ME and it seems to be continuing with XP.At one time it was one of the most regular queries on the Forum.Never experienced it myself as I disable the recycle bin.
If I remember right, the belt and braces fix was to create a folder on the desktop,drag it into the Recycle Bin,empty the Recycle Bin and the Bin should then function OK.[not quite sure whether a reboot was necessary after emptying - if you can get the Forum search to work, this has come up numerous times]
method suggested on the forum - for XP - was to go to the C drive and delete the folder marked " Recycler " ( maybe in safe Mode ) then reboot. Windows would then remake the Recycle Bin. I have not tried it myself though !
It/s ME I'm using, should have stated that in original post. I will give the ideas above a try, and post back if successful. I did type recycle into the search box but only went back a month maybe thats why I got no help from there.
Thanks again, Whiz...
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