How Do I Empty The Recycler On An External Drive?

According to one disk utility I use, I have over 5 gb in the Recycler folder of my external F: drive.  I can't see it normally.  I can see it when I turn on view hidden folders, but I don't see anything in it then.  When I empty my trashcan on C:, it does not affect this.  Is there anyway I can free up this space?

Thanks,

Peter
Peter044Asked:
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sirbountyCommented:
Show hidden folders, then right-click the Recycler folder on F - you should be presented with the Empty Recycle bin option...
Peter044Author Commented:
I don't see the file when I turn on Show Hidden Folders.  It was my understanding that every drive had one of these folders.
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sirbountyCommented:
Do you see if it you click Start->Run->F:\recycler <Enter> ??
AntunbCommented:
woops


i misread the question.


open up windows explorer
+F drive
you should see recycle bin?

click start >> programs >> accessories >> system tools >> disk cleanup
select F


thenn it runs
then empty recycle

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Peter044Author Commented:
The problem with SirBounty's answer was that XP has different switches for Hiddien files and System files.  I had show hidden files turned on and couldn't see it.  it was a system file.
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