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Files stuck in recycle bin


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xxsinful1xx

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3 folders... good size bout 700mb total
files originally deleted from another users documents

XP home
Dell product... so nothing is where im used to finding it...

cant delete in safe mode
not accessable through other user
not accessable through admin login

isnt there a log file somewhere i can delete and reboot to make a new log file?

i dont feel like reformatting really....

any help greatly appreciated
Matt
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darth_ash

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Download MoveOnBoot from the following link:
http://www.snapfiles...moveonboot.html

Before Installing it.
Open Control Panel -> Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Choose the Show hidden files and folders option.
Disable(un-check) the Hide proptected operating System Files" option


Install and open MoveOnBoot.
Click Next> on the Introduction page.
Now click the "..." button.
Goto x:\Recycled (where x: is the drive-letter, where the file was intially stored before deletion)
Choose your desired file and click "Next"
Choose the delete option.
Click "Start".
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Michael

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I find that this happens to me sometimes for not reason at all. I use cleanup to clean up all Temp files on my hard drive and these stubbon file go with them along with a lot of other things that are not need.
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sorry it took so long to get back

it doesnt delete the file on reboot...
i did it right it just doesnt do anything on reboot

that cleanup gives me a dc206 error when it gets to the recycled stuff too...

Edited by xxsinful1xx, 28 September 2005 - 09:13 PM.

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Michael

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I had a case where nothing but going
Start < run and typeing cleanmgr.exe
And ticking the recycle bin, nothing else would work besides this, wired but true.
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nope, deosnt even register that theres files in there... says 0 kb... select it and its done in a milisecond with the files still there...
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Just an idea, but:
Do you have a Norton-protected Recycle Bin?

You could try this if you don't:
Restore/Repair XP Recycle Bin
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Download tune up utilities and look in the program for a subprogram called: tune up shredder or undelete. Check it out. It helped me delete a 2gb trashcan with the same problem as yours.
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