Recycle bin won't empty completely.
Posted on 2006-05-21
After some file system problems (fixed by CHKDSK) I deleted some nonsensically
named files from drive C (FAT16). Ever since when I select Empty Recycle Bin from
Windows Explorer I get "Cannot delete dc16: access denied". By selectively deleting
the files visible in the detail panel I can get the bin to appear empty but the dc16 message always comes up.
By going to DOS and using cd, dir, attrib, del, remdir and deltree I find two files
in c:\recycled: dc16.new and dc248.845. Attrib -r -h -s will work on info2 and desktop.ini but it returns "access denied" on dc16.new and dc248.845. ANY operation on these files returns "access denied" or the equivalent.
What I've tried to no avail:
1) deltree recycled: no error messages, but no results either
2) remdir & deltree info2 and desktop.ini: deletes these but problem not solved
3) set bin maximum size to 0, reboot, restore bin: bad files still there
I'm running Win 2000 sp4, 750MB memory, Award BIOS (latest version for motherboard, a SOYO K7VTAProV1.0, Athlon 2100+), 1 FAT 16 primary partition, 8 FAT 32 logical artitions.
I have tried all the suggestions in EE forums in every combination and scenario I can think of, all to no avail. Anyone know how to get rid of those pesky dc..... files?
Thanks - easyb (San Diego)