Recycle Bin size 0 problem

By dmeps
Mar 12, 2009
  1. Hello!

    For a couple of days now when I'm deleting files (any file, even 2Kb .txt) from drive D: - which is non-system hard disk, the system one having partition C:/E: - everything hangs up for a couple of minutes without loading CPU or adding any unecessary process. Unlocker Assistant, though, deletes files with no problem and shows it's not involved in any process.

    I don't know if there's should be one but the recycle bin properties show there's no bin attributed to D:, only to C: and E:. Drive D: has the "Recycler" folder anyway but with the size of 0b. Is this the root of my problem, please? Should I create a recycle bin and, if so, how I'm supposed to do it?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    If you right click on the Recycle Bin and then select Properties all will become clear ;)

    But I would also recommend running CCleaner to clean up all temp files

    You can also delete a corrupted Recycle Bin by typing the following into an elevated (Administrator privileged) command prompt

    rd /s /q D:\$Recycle.bin

    Where D is the letter of the drive you want to delete it from
  3. dmeps

    dmeps TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, but... That's exactly what I did: looked at the bin properties. There's only two bins, for C: and for E: which are two partitions of one HD, but no bin for D:, the other disk. Should I create it somehow?
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add your comment to this article

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...