recycle bin issues

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I have 44 items to delete from my recycle bin but they do
not show up in the recycle bin and when you try to empty
it, it gives an error that the file name is invalid or the
file name is too long. What would I need to do to fix. E-
mail me @ gerimiesmith@yahoo.com
 
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The recycle bin may contain a corrupt, or otherwise incorrect information
file. If format is FAT, then from a command prompt change to the recycler
directory, then do a dir to see what files you might find and delete any
files found, then
attrib -h info*
this should unhide the info* file that stores the information about the
original location of deleted files in the recycle bin. Delete this file.

If format is NTFS then change to the recycler directory then change to the
hidden directory named for your SID (this can be found from within Explorer,
(by expanding the recycler folder). Then
attrib -h info*
this should unhide the info* file that stores the information about the
original location of deleted files in the recycle bin. Delete this file

Then the next time you move files to the recycle bin another hidden info
file will be created.

Another option is to delete only the info or info2 file (in the recycler
dir) and then restart the pc, then a new and correct information file will
be created in the recycler directory.


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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
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Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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"Gerimie Smith" wrote:
|I have 44 items to delete from my recycle bin but they do
| not show up in the recycle bin and when you try to empty
| it, it gives an error that the file name is invalid or the
| file name is too long. What would I need to do to fix. E-
| mail me @ gerimiesmith@yahoo.com
 

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