Unable to empty the contents of Recycle Bin

By vnphalguna
Jun 16, 2010
  1. Hi Guys
    I am having a WD 320 GB Hard Disk. I am facing problem from it. i have to delete all the files/folders from the Recycle bin. This contains around 60GB of space. whn i click on Disk clean up or empty recycle bin, there is nothing happenning. eevn whn i try to delete the recycle bin, no action is being taking place. At the same time i am unable to view/see any files/folders in it.
    how can i restore the 60 gb memory back??
    please help me out.
  2. Newtype

    Newtype TS Rookie

    I sometimes have a problem that is not exactly how you've described it but it almost sounds similar. Sometimes I open the Recycle Bin, empty it and the icons disappear, but if I look at the Recycle Bin icon on the desktop, it shows the Recycle Bin icon that has stuff to delete in it, which is not supposed to. If I open the Recycle Bin again and click on empty, it doesn't do anything. The trick is to right-click on the Recycle Bin icon on your desktop and click on "Empty Recycle Bin". Restarting the PC also fixes the problem, but like I said, I'm not sure if you have the same problem.
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,525   +828

    right click desktop, click refresh if this happens, to both of you
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