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Recycle Bin Corrupt XP


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jimfdowning

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Recently noticed when i delete an item it does not appear in the recycle bin

Have checked the properties and the do not move to recycle bin is not checked

I have a external drive :f and that works fine

Can anyone help me please :)

Thankyou
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jimfdowning

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Im using XP home sp3
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Hi All

Managed to sort out my problem by myself, this is the solution.

Firstly copy and paste the following code into notepad and save as a .bat file to your desktop


@echo off
echo Please Save and Close Any Work You may Have Open.
pause
attrib -h -s -r C:\recycler -or- folder lcoation
rmdir /s /q C:\recycler folder location
echo Your Computer Must Reboot For Changes To Take Effect.
echo Press the X in the top right corner to Reboot Manually Or
pause
SHUTDOWN -r -t 10 -c "You Have 10 Seconds until your computer restarts and your recycle bin is fixed!


Execute the file, after 10 seconds your pc will shut down & hey presto you recycle bin will start working again

This fix can be used on any drive internal or external just change the drive from C: to the relevant one you want to repair.

Hope this was helpful to the many people who have read this thread.

:)

Jim
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wannabe1

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Thank you for taking the time to post a slick fix for a sticky problem. I'm sure your effort will help many others.

:)
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