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I need to purge 18 invalid files from Windows XP Prof hidden RECYCLER folder.


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  1. First restaru ur PC and hold press repeatedly F8 button until safe mode menu came ..
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  3. Then follow this mehods..
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  5. Click Start, click Run, type cmd.exe in the Open box, and then click OK.
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  7. Change to the drive and folder where you deleted the files.\015\012For example if you deleted a file from the C:\\Windows folder, type cd\\windows at the C: prompt, and then press ENTER.\015\012
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  9. From that folder type cd recycler, and then press ENTER.
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  11. From the Recycler folder type dir, and then press ENTER. You may see some UserSID folders where SID is the security ID for each user who deleted files in that folder.
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  13. Type cd userSID, and then press ENTER.
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  15. Type del *.*, and then press ENTER.\015\012If you receive an error message that indicates some files are open, quit all the programs running on your computer.
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  17. Type cd.., press ENTER, and then repeat steps 5-7 for each folder in the Recycler folder.
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  19. Type exit, and then press ENTER.

If above methods wont work ..then do as following

1. First go to safe mode as described above ..
2. Goto tool>folder>option>view>there uncheck hide system files and select show all files ...
3. Goto any drive ..there u can find recycler folder just delete those contents..
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\015\012To resolve this issue, delete the files from an MS-DOS prompt. To do this, follow these steps:
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  1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd.exe in the Open box, and then click OK. \015\012
  2. Change to the drive and folder where you deleted the files. For example if you deleted a file from the C:\\Windows folder, type cd\\windows at the C: prompt, and then press ENTER. \015\012
  3. From that folder type cd recycler, and then press ENTER. \015\012
  4. From the Recycler folder type dir, and then press ENTER. You may see some UserSID folders where SID is the security ID for each user who deleted files in that folder. \015\012
  5. Type cd userSID, and then press ENTER. \015\012
  6. Type del *.*, and then press ENTER. If you receive an error message that indicates some files are open, quit all the programs running on your computer. \015\012
  7. Type cd.., press ENTER, and then repeat steps 5-7 for each folder in the Recycler folder. \015\012
  8. Type exit, and then press ENTER.
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\015\012For information about the Recycle Bin, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
\015\012165126 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/165126/EN-US/ ) Cannot Delete File Using Windows NT Explorer \015\012171051 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/171051/EN-US/ ) How To Bypass The Recycle Bin When Deleting Files \015\012171694 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/171694/EN-US/ ) Differences Between The Recycle Bin and the Recycler Folder \015\012 \015\012Note : these are applicable to windows xp pro .\015\012 \015\012Thanks for contacting Fixya
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