Computer help forum: Recycle Bin NEVER has files in it (but icon shows it's full)

by: throstur March 1, 2006 4:14 AM PST

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Recycle Bin NEVER has files in it (but icon shows it's full)

by throstur - 3/1/06 4:14 AM

I probably need online support for this, but my recycle bin is always empty (with the 'full of files' icon), and when I use disk clean it says that it's taking about 10% of my hard drive space. I've changed the settings and made the system delete files without sending it to the can (since it's impossible to restore anyway) but it changes nothing. When I delete stuff, however, such as music from my iTunes folder, the disk space STILL goes up as normal, but the Recycle Bin, seems to be there for display purposes only.

Also, on my 37.2 GB HDD (mostly compressed), Anti-Virus often takes about 10 hours to complete, I cannot decompress the files (scenario: ~30GB -> 50GB > 37.2, not enough space). I tired changing process priority to high, realtime, and ultimately low to see if it changes anything, and I realise no changes. What could be contributing to this crap? (appart from spyware, please do not mention spyware as I am aware of how to exterminate these bugs)

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