Not able to delete file

I'm not able to delete files from Recycle Bin, on Win 8.1. Why?
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HuaMin ChenProblem resolverAsked:
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RobOwner (Aidellio)Commented:
Depends on what the problem is... Are you getting an error message or just can't find the recycle bin?

Are you running RT or Professional?
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
you need to provide more information
screenshots, error messages, etc.
HuaMin ChenProblem resolverAuthor Commented:
Within Recycle bin, I select files and then press Delete. But the files are not deleted as expected
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RobOwner (Aidellio)Commented:
Do you get a message?

Try "empty recycle bin" from the menu
HuaMin ChenProblem resolverAuthor Commented:
RobOwner (Aidellio)Commented:
Please try "Manage", "Empty Recycle Bin":

David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
sometimes you have to refresh the folder to see the deletions.
HuaMin ChenProblem resolverAuthor Commented:
Sorry, the option is disabled below
HuaMin ChenProblem resolverAuthor Commented:
I did refresh it but it is the same
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Get Unlocker (, install it, right click on the file and delete it with Unlocker. I use this and it works. You may have to select the option to delete on the next reboot and it may take a couple of tries, but it works for me

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Try to remember what did you do last time before recycle bin became corrupted.
Did you mark your fixed hard disk as a removable drive?
Did you change the icon of the recycle bin?
Or just try to reset the folder allocated to recycle bin:
Try rebooting, then r/click recycle bin and empty.
Safemode so your outside of windows.
Are these windows files? testdb.dat ? Database files?
The IDX file type is primarily associated with 'Index'. The IDX extension is used by a wide variety of programs to indicate an index. This is usually an index into a database file. An index is useful in helping speed data requests from database files.
Please explain?
Other applications associated with file type IDX:
EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
If you have Malwarebytes installed, click on the "More Tools" tab.
You can then run a tool called "File Assassin" to delete locked files.
Assuming c: is your drive open up command prompt copy and paste this command. If c: is not your drive letter change it to the appropriate letter.

rd /s c:\$Recycle.Bin

Select Y

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