Cannot delete files from the Recycle Bin


I'm unable to access my trash, everythime I click on the folder, it says windows Explorer has a problem, then said restarting windows.

And the window just closes, it is there anyway to delete the files from the trash bin other than to go to the folder it self.

See you soon


Here is an article on how to repair a trash corrupted in Vista:

It restarts if you left or do a right-click on the icon or both?  Here are a few ways to empty it by using two methods:

  1. On the desktop, right-click on the Recycle Bin.
  2. Then click the Empty trash to empty its contents.
  3. You will be asked if you are sure that before it permanently deletes the files.
  4. If you're absolutely sure, then click Yes to clear the contents of the Recycle Bin.
  5. Alternatively, you can double-click the Recycle Bin to open and examine its contents.
  6. And then on the file menu, click empty the Recycle Bin.
  7. After confirmation, Windows Vista will be empty all files from the Recycle Bin.

Go to control panel / customization / Desktop Icons and remove the trash, click OK and close.  Then go back and add the trash.  See if the new basket has the same problem.

Here is a program that you download that adds a command to empty the trash to the command line if all that you need to do is type of the command in the box search now and it will happen.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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