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Can't empty Recycle Bin
Posted 29 March 2011 - 06:13 PM
Why can't I empty the bin?
Why does it show there is something in it but on opening it, there is no indication of any files?
Why does it ask if I want to delete 3 files, but when trying to delete them only Df28 and Dz20 are mentioned? And what the heck are they?
I don't recall doing anything strange before this problem appeared.
Thanks for any help.
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Posted 30 March 2011 - 06:32 PM
I have a suspicion they are from Novell software.
Go to the recycle bin. Click the tools tab, click folder options, click the view tab
On the list under the advanced setting scroll down to Hidden files and folders.
Check that the circle - do not show - is the one with the check mark - if it is click to check -SHOW hidden files and folders.
Then scroll further to the entry - just two down Hide protected operating system files and UNCHECK it.
Then after agreeing the warning, click apply and OK.
Reboot the computer and now go to the recycle bin.
Do the files now show.
Have you or possibly someone else been altering those permissions etc.
Do you have Novell software on the computer
Posted 30 March 2011 - 08:45 PM
I followed your instructions. After rebooting, I checked the recycle bin. It shows that there are files in the bin, but when I open the bin, there is nothing.
Only I use this computer and I don't recall doing anything to the permissions.
Posted 31 March 2011 - 06:42 AM
Posted 31 March 2011 - 06:57 AM
dir /a /q /s \RECYCLER\*.* > \list.txtWhen the prompt appears again, please post the list.txt file in your C: drive here.
You might want to try TFC. It will clean the Recycle Bin for you.
Posted 31 March 2011 - 02:21 PM
I ran TFC and it cleared out about 5MB of files from various locations, but the Recycle Bin situation has not changed.
Here is the list.txt file:
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 5400-9B93
Directory of C:\RECYCLER
03/31/2011 12:20 AM <DIR> FIRSTBUILD\Robert .
03/31/2011 12:20 AM <DIR> BUILTIN\Administrators ..
03/31/2011 04:11 PM <DIR> FIRSTBUILD\Robert S-1-5-21-299502267-789336058-725345543-1004
0 File(s) 0 bytes
Directory of C:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-299502267-789336058-725345543-1004
03/31/2011 04:11 PM <DIR> FIRSTBUILD\Robert .
03/31/2011 04:11 PM <DIR> FIRSTBUILD\Robert ..
03/31/2011 04:11 PM 65 FIRSTBUILD\Robert desktop.ini
03/31/2011 04:11 PM 20 FIRSTBUILD\Robert INFO2
2 File(s) 85 bytes
Total Files Listed:
2 File(s) 85 bytes
5 Dir(s) 135,011,631,104 bytes free
Edited by Jackpine, 31 March 2011 - 02:22 PM.
Posted 31 March 2011 - 02:32 PM
My C:\ drive shows the Recycler and System Volume Information folders. It always has.
But it should NOT do.
It should only have shown those files after you did what I suggested, to see if that then showed the files in the recycle bin.
If your C drive when opened has always shown the system volume info and recycler then you did not have to do what I suggested on the view tab and check for show hidden files and folder etc.
YOU should NEVER run a system with hidden files and folders and protected operating system files shown.
It renders the whole system vunerable to your or someones errors and to may other porblems.
Pls confirm that you DO mean that you did not have to alter any settings I suggested as those files and folders you mention have always been visible.
Posted 31 March 2011 - 02:42 PM
Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:09 PM
When did you notice this.
Do you have any other strange symptoms.
Pls check if you can access Windows Update.
Also pls check if you can access system restore and are restore avilable - I do not want you to try a restore point please, I just need to know if you can get there.
Pls check if you can access Safe Mode on F8.
Edited by Macboatmaster, 31 March 2011 - 03:09 PM.
Posted 31 March 2011 - 05:19 PM
No other strange symptoms: no redirects, no popups, all programs work as designed, no slowness in response, etc.
My computer is configured to recieve Windows updates automatically. I review them every Tuesday and install as necessary. (High priority updates are always installed; medium priority updates are installed on a case-by-case basis.)
System restore is enabled and I can access it.
I can access Safe Mode.
Posted 31 March 2011 - 06:52 PM
Run it and select Do a system scan and save a logfile from the Main Menu.
The log will be saved in Notepad. Copy and paste the log in your next reply.
IMPORTANT: Do not fix anything
Then please go back to HiJack and this time, click Main Menu at the bottom, then click Miscellaneous tools which is top right, then click Open uninstall Manager, click Save List.
Copy and paste the list please.
PLEASE copy and paste both as actual open lists, not an attachment which I have to open.
Posted 31 March 2011 - 07:47 PM
Posted 31 March 2011 - 07:55 PM
Please note that I ONLY wish to use it to see his startup items, his BHO`s, his various other processes and his uninstall list.
please be noted that hjt is a malware log]
I have used it before ON this site - for that purpose and no comment was passed.
See this link please.
Edited by Macboatmaster, 31 March 2011 - 07:57 PM.
Posted 31 March 2011 - 07:58 PM
Posted 31 March 2011 - 08:04 PM
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