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By Michael34 ·
Hello,
We resently had a power failure here a few days ago and ran the checkdisk utility. It recovered 4 files (Dc1.chk,Dc2.chk,Dc3.chk,Dc4.chk) and created a folder named FOUND.00. We removed the folder and the files in it, however the recycle bin still shows them as being there, but when you open it, they are not. When you right click it says "Empty Recycle Bin" and when you hit that it confirms to delete 4 files, however the files are not listed in the recycle bin. This is more of a minor issue but I am trying to figure out how I can empty it, as the files are there but they are not. I am running Win 2000 SP4. Anyone have any clues?????

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by jimmy In reply to Recycle Bin

Right Click the recycle bin
Now check the box which says "Do not move files to the recycle bin remove immediately when deleted".
Also make sure that "Use one setting for all drives" is selected.
Move the slider on "Maximum size of recycle bin to zero%".
reboot the PC
Open any application like notepad, word etc. create a file and then delete it and check it has been immediately deleted and not placed in the recycle bin.
Now you can set back your PC to it's original settings and reboot again.

HTH Jimmy

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by Michael34 In reply to

Yes I finally had to format. It was something with my hard drive and the company that made it. They had some issues with curroption

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