I have been having this issue for awhile now and I have tried just about everything to fix it. My recycle bin looks full on my account on WinXP Pro but there are no files in there and everytime I try to empty it it gives me the same message "Are you sure you want to delete all of these files?" and it still remains full after I say yes. When I try to delete any files at all by right-clicking or moving them to the bin, they get permanently deleted and are not sent to the recycle bin, even though the "Do not send to the recycle bin, delete permanently" is unchecked. I can't even do anything people have suggested to me concering the Recycler folder because there is none present on my computer. On another user account on my computer, the bin appears empty and still premanently deletes files even though the "Do not send to recycle bin" is unchecked. I've done a Chkdsk, I've tried the restore recycle bin registry thing, and nothing has worked that I've tried from reading other threads I've come across. Any ideas on how I can get my recycle bin to start working properly?