recycle bin problem

  geordiebloke 23:09 03 Sep 2005

I have a problem with the Recycle Bin on XP. Any files I delete are not viewable in the bin! I have checked to make sure that the option to delete files automatically is not checked and there is files in the bin (29 apparently)but can't see them. any ideas??

  VoG II 10:06 04 Sep 2005

This may work in XP click here

  gudgulf 10:40 04 Sep 2005

There is a simple thing to try.........Create a new folder using Explorer.It does not need a title and it does not need any contenet.

Delete it and open the recycle bin.....if the folder you have deleted is visible then empty the recycle bin.That should also clear the files you know are there but can't see.

Once that's done the recycle bin should be working normally again.

IMPORTANT.......some of the methods in VoG™'s link may give you access to the files you can't see again.If there is anything in the recycle bin you want to restore use the Microsoft instructions first.

  geordiebloke 11:53 04 Sep 2005

Thanks. Tried Microsofts 'fix' but I just get a message that the pc " cannot find the path specified" Unfortunately I think there is something in there I need to access so I can't just try to empty the bin.

  Number 7 12:51 04 Sep 2005

click here and scroll down to Recycle Bin- Deleting Problems.

There are some suggestions for a fix depending on whether the file system is FAT32 or NTFS.

  geordiebloke 15:20 04 Sep 2005

thanks all,should hopefully sort it from there

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