Normally I don't have any problems with computers I can't fix, however this one has me stumped. My dad has files that were on his computer from a company he used to work for. Because he was no longer on that company's network, he was unable to access/delete them. So we were using the Malware Byte's File assassin, which worked, but upon trying to delete the folders, including the files, they were sent to the recycling bin. Now when ever you try to empty the bin, we get an error message saying access is denied and the files cannot be deleted. File Assassin can't see the recycle bin to remove the files, and so were stuck with about half a gig of useless files unable to be removed from the recycle bin.
It's an old gateway laptop running windows XP pro, using service pack 2. That's all the info I have not being on the computer at this time.
Is there software that can delete the files, or is there a way to force the bin to empty that I'm not aware of?
All help is greatly appreciated.