troubleshooting Question

Can't Delete User from Recycle Bin

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After telling my Windows 2000 server to show me hidden and archived files, I looked at the recycle bin, and see two entries for user accounts:

S-1-5-21-...LONG NUMBER...-500  and S-1-5-21-...LONG NUMBER...-1110

Even after I empty the recycle bin, these two are still there.  If I try to delete them, I get a the message, I get a warning that says it's a system folder and warns me not to delete the files.

Can I safely delete these files?

Is this evidence that our system has been compromised?



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