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Error Deleting File or Folder - Cannot Delete File:


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MyEndGame

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I'm running XP SP3

Now yesterday, I tried deleting this folder from my recycle bin, and it wouldn't delete. I got this message "Error Deleting File or Folder - Cannot Delete File:" There's nothing more to the message after that.

The recycle bin looks like it has a file in it, but when I open it, it looks empty. When I put a new file in the bin, it's doesn't show up in the Recycle Bin window, just a blank window. How can I fix this? the problem here is that I cannot see the file that I cannot delete. My recycle bin window just comes up blank, anything I put in the bin doesn't show either.

This shows the recycle bin saying there's something in it, but the window shows it empty
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This is what happens when I try to deleting something
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Now it says are you sure you want to delete "windows" even though the windows empty
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Edited by MyEndGame, 13 April 2009 - 07:29 PM.

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How long has this been happening?
Any software updates or new install prior to the problem occuring?
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How long has this been happening?
Any software updates or new install prior to the problem occuring?

It's been happening since yesterday, and theres been no software update or anything. I seem to have fixed it, I've been roaming google since yesterday and finally found something that worked just now

Try this then: Go to Start > run: enter cmd

At the cmd prompt enter:

rd /s c:\recycler


Sorry for posting this topic, but I found a solution, you can close this now.
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You are very welcome. Please let us know how everything works out for you.
If there is anything else we can do to help please feel free to ask.
Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for help.
This issue now appears to be resolved.


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