Posted on 2009-02-19
Last Modified: 2013-12-09
My Os is Vista Ultimate.
When running Mcafee virus scan it freezes on C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21... , but there is nothing in my recycle bin, can some one help me?
Question by:fool5683
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    Expert Comment

    NT (& Vista) creates a seperate recycle bin for each user.  The one you are seeing is probably another users.  Unless you think someone else who uses the computer may need to retrieve something, it's best to delete the entrire c:\recycle.bin directory.  A new one will be created when needed.
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    Accepted Solution

    Reboot to Safe mode or command prompt mode and Manually delete the folder c:\$recycle.bin\
    when you reboot to safe mode .. Goto Start then search for CMD when found right click and run as Admin or Ctrl + SHIFT AND enter to run it with admin privilege rights.

    A small black box will pop up,, type then CD\ and enter
    type  rd /y /s c:\$recycle.bin\
    Hit enter and restart then scan again and try..


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