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Old 03-23-2008, 03:13 AM   #1
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I am so pissed off. I check my recycle bin and how much is in it and it says 18 items, around 1.3 gigs of space.

Then, I try to right click or go into it and hit "Empty recycle bin"
There are no visible files in the recycle bin either. Everything is white

Error: cannot delete file:

Yes. there is no file name after it, and there's 18 files in my recycle bin that are invisible to me. What the f*** someone help me please!
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:22 AM   #2
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Try booting into safe mode and deleting the files.
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:37 AM   #3
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Didn't work still nothing and the lame error.
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Old 03-23-2008, 04:54 AM   #4
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Try this:
Right-click the recycle bin.
Click 'Properties'.
Make sure 'Use one setting for all drives:' is selected.
Check the box 'Do not move files to the Recycle Bin'.
Click 'OK'.
That will completely disable the recycle bin.
Reboot, then re-enable the recycle bin.
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Old 03-23-2008, 04:38 PM   #5
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Damnit. I did as you said, but it still has 18 items in it.

And I tried to restore all the items as well. It seems that the items in it are invisible but still take up 2 gigs (yeah I used disk cleanup to check how much is in it).

Edit: And yes, I'm not stupid. The disk cleanup says 2 gigs in the recycle bin, so I checkmark and hit OK. It completely skips over the recycle bin when it does the cleanup despite the 2 gigs inside. WTF!
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Hmm. . .

Give CCleaner a shot. It should clear up the registry and delete any files in the recycle bin.
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Default Re: Recycle Bin

Doesn't the standard disk-cleaning utility in windows empty the recycle bin?
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Edit: And yes, I'm not stupid. The disk cleanup says 2 gigs in the recycle bin, so I checkmark and hit OK. It completely skips over the recycle bin when it does the cleanup despite the 2 gigs inside. WTF!
It doesn't look like it celegorm.
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It doesn't look like it celegorm.
Ah my bad, I didn't see his edit.
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Old 03-23-2008, 05:37 PM   #10
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Mk.. so I installed it and ran it, and it hit Run Cleaner. It said that the stuff in the recycle bin was deleted, but I go to My Computer and all that and it is still the same amount of free space.
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Is the recycle bin empty now?

It could have been deleted the whole time, but the system was reporting the recycle bin as full because of a registry error or corrupted file.
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Old 03-23-2008, 05:50 PM   #12
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F*** LIFE.

Now there are 24 items in the recycle bin, but I did manage to get rid of 450 MB so now it's only 1.55 gigs.

I dunno wtf is going on. All I wanted was to install a 7 gig game.

Life is teh gay.

However, thanks for telling me for the CCleaner.. it actually gave me 5 more gigs of free space so I'm at 11 gigs now

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Huh. Try running CCleaner again. Also run the registry cleaner a few times until it comes up clean.
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Will the registry cleaner thing give me more space?
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It will clean up any registry problems and unused/unneeded entries. It should also help speed up your computer some. It may also help with your recycle bin problem.
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That's all good, but I have 45 MB of space left, and I really really want to know if it frees up space. All the other stuff doesn't matter at the moment

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No. It really wont free up any real space. Only the cleaner will do that.

Uninstall any unneeded/unwanted programs. Backup and burn any pics, files, mp3, vids, etc. to CD/DVDs to help clear up some free space.
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Did you run a disk De fragment? That should also help.
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