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Emptying the recycle bin

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by metro, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. metro

    metro Flightless Bird

    Hello All,

    I had previously downloaded RC1 for Windows 7 and not having used it, I
    deleted it from my desktop where I had stored the file. I can not delete it
    or empty it from the recycle bin. The message that pops up when trying to
    delete it either manually or with Window Washer is : "... Can not
    delete......it is being used by another person or program...." It is not
    being used by another person or another program.

    Any ideas on how to delete/empty the bin??

    Thank you.

    Metro
     
  2. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    Try in Safe Mode.

    John

    metro wrote:
    > Hello All,
    >
    > I had previously downloaded RC1 for Windows 7 and not having used it, I
    > deleted it from my desktop where I had stored the file. I can not delete it
    > or empty it from the recycle bin. The message that pops up when trying to
    > delete it either manually or with Window Washer is : "... Can not
    > delete......it is being used by another person or program...." It is not
    > being used by another person or another program.
    >
    > Any ideas on how to delete/empty the bin??
    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    > Metro
     
  3. metro

    metro Flightless Bird

    John John,

    Thankyou for the response. I will try that later today when I get home. I
    will post the results.

    Metro


    "John John - MVP" wrote:

    > Try in Safe Mode.
    >
    > John
    >
    > metro wrote:
    > > Hello All,
    > >
    > > I had previously downloaded RC1 for Windows 7 and not having used it, I
    > > deleted it from my desktop where I had stored the file. I can not delete it
    > > or empty it from the recycle bin. The message that pops up when trying to
    > > delete it either manually or with Window Washer is : "... Can not
    > > delete......it is being used by another person or program...." It is not
    > > being used by another person or another program.
    > >
    > > Any ideas on how to delete/empty the bin??
    > >
    > > Thank you.
    > >
    > > Metro

    > .
    >
     
  4. metro

    metro Flightless Bird

    John John,

    I am unable to start in safe mode. I select it, hit enter and it "loops"
    around to the same menu where I can select safe mode again and again. Sort
    of like an infinte do loop.

    Metro

    "John John - MVP" wrote:

    > Try in Safe Mode.
    >
    > John
    >
    > metro wrote:
    > > Hello All,
    > >
    > > I had previously downloaded RC1 for Windows 7 and not having used it, I
    > > deleted it from my desktop where I had stored the file. I can not delete it
    > > or empty it from the recycle bin. The message that pops up when trying to
    > > delete it either manually or with Window Washer is : "... Can not
    > > delete......it is being used by another person or program...." It is not
    > > being used by another person or another program.
    > >
    > > Any ideas on how to delete/empty the bin??
    > >
    > > Thank you.
    > >
    > > Metro

    > .
    >
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    You downloaded Win7 RC or you installed it?

    metro wrote:
    > Hello All,
    >
    > I had previously downloaded RC1 for Windows 7 and not having used it, I
    > deleted it from my desktop where I had stored the file. I can not delete
    > it
    > or empty it from the recycle bin. The message that pops up when trying to
    > delete it either manually or with Window Washer is : "... Can not
    > delete......it is being used by another person or program...." It is not
    > being used by another person or another program.
    >
    > Any ideas on how to delete/empty the bin??
    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    > Metro
     
  6. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    I think that there might be other things at work here. These kind of
    things are often symptoms of malware or virus infections.

    Get Handle here:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896655.aspx and see if
    you can find out what has a handle on the Recycler folder. Put Handle
    in your System32 folder and then at a Command Prompt issue:

    handle c:/recycler

    If you have more than one drive the handle may be on the recycler folder
    on another drive. You can also get handle information with Process
    Explorer:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx

    John

    metro wrote:
    > John John,
    >
    > I am unable to start in safe mode. I select it, hit enter and it "loops"
    > around to the same menu where I can select safe mode again and again. Sort
    > of like an infinte do loop.
    >
    > Metro
    >
    > "John John - MVP" wrote:
    >
    >> Try in Safe Mode.
    >>
    >> John
    >>
    >> metro wrote:
    >>> Hello All,
    >>>
    >>> I had previously downloaded RC1 for Windows 7 and not having used it, I
    >>> deleted it from my desktop where I had stored the file. I can not delete it
    >>> or empty it from the recycle bin. The message that pops up when trying to
    >>> delete it either manually or with Window Washer is : "... Can not
    >>> delete......it is being used by another person or program...." It is not
    >>> being used by another person or another program.
    >>>
    >>> Any ideas on how to delete/empty the bin??
    >>>
    >>> Thank you.
    >>>
    >>> Metro

    >> .
    >>
     
  7. metro

    metro Flightless Bird

    Hello PA Bear,

    I just downloaded it to a folder on my desktop. I did not install it. But,
    I am trying to remember if I used Infarecorder to make an iso image. I'll
    check tomorrow when I get home.

    Thanks for the input. Every little bit helps.

    Metro

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

    > You downloaded Win7 RC or you installed it?
    >
    > metro wrote:
    > > Hello All,
    > >
    > > I had previously downloaded RC1 for Windows 7 and not having used it, I
    > > deleted it from my desktop where I had stored the file. I can not delete
    > > it
    > > or empty it from the recycle bin. The message that pops up when trying to
    > > delete it either manually or with Window Washer is : "... Can not
    > > delete......it is being used by another person or program...." It is not
    > > being used by another person or another program.
    > >
    > > Any ideas on how to delete/empty the bin??
    > >
    > > Thank you.
    > >
    > > Metro

    >
    > .
    >
     
  8. metro

    metro Flightless Bird

    John John,

    Thank you for the links. I have Process Explorer, but didn't see anything
    out of the ordinary. I'll look again with a finer comb when I get home
    tomorrow.

    I didn't know about "Handle." I will also download and try it as well.

    I will post with the results.

    Metro

    "John John - MVP" wrote:

    > I think that there might be other things at work here. These kind of
    > things are often symptoms of malware or virus infections.
    >
    > Get Handle here:
    > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896655.aspx and see if
    > you can find out what has a handle on the Recycler folder. Put Handle
    > in your System32 folder and then at a Command Prompt issue:
    >
    > handle c:/recycler
    >
    > If you have more than one drive the handle may be on the recycler folder
    > on another drive. You can also get handle information with Process
    > Explorer:
    >
    > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx
    >
    > John
    >
    > metro wrote:
    > > John John,
    > >
    > > I am unable to start in safe mode. I select it, hit enter and it "loops"
    > > around to the same menu where I can select safe mode again and again. Sort
    > > of like an infinte do loop.
    > >
    > > Metro
    > >
    > > "John John - MVP" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Try in Safe Mode.
    > >>
    > >> John
    > >>
    > >> metro wrote:
    > >>> Hello All,
    > >>>
    > >>> I had previously downloaded RC1 for Windows 7 and not having used it, I
    > >>> deleted it from my desktop where I had stored the file. I can not delete it
    > >>> or empty it from the recycle bin. The message that pops up when trying to
    > >>> delete it either manually or with Window Washer is : "... Can not
    > >>> delete......it is being used by another person or program...." It is not
    > >>> being used by another person or another program.
    > >>>
    > >>> Any ideas on how to delete/empty the bin??
    > >>>
    > >>> Thank you.
    > >>>
    > >>> Metro
    > >> .
    > >>

    > .
    >
     

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