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A file that cannot be deleted from recycle bin RRS feed

  • Question

  • I downloaded a mpeg file that did not work, so I tried to delete it. It was not possible, the dialog box just stod there, not completing. I then installed a program called MyUnlock, rightclicked on the file and choosed "Unlock Me". This solved my first problem, and the file was moved to the recycle bin. But quess what - now the file cannot be removed from recycle bin! No error message, the remove dialog box is just working forever, unntil I stop it.

    Arvid
    Thursday, February 11, 2010 8:44 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    1.Open a command prompt window
    2.Type cd recycled
    3.Type attrib -h inf*
    4.Type del info
    5. Restart Windows

    Try to empty again
    folder that you deleted in the Past but for some reason the info file of your recycle bin has become corupt. The above will delete it and fix it.

    If that doens't work try

    1.Restart to a command prompt.
    2.Type attrib -s -h recycled.
    3.Type del recycled.
    4.Restart the computers.
    • Proposed as answer by C.M.PANT Sunday, March 7, 2010 10:39 AM
    Sunday, March 7, 2010 10:38 AM