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    Garbage Can won't empty

    My Recycle Bin icon shows that there is something in it but when you click on it and go to Explorer, there is nothin there <img src=/S/dizzy.gif border=0 alt=dizzy width=15 height=15>. Also if I right click the icon, I can click on "Empty Recycle Bin" and it is NOT grayed out but nothing happens and the FULL icon just remains <img src=/S/frown.gif border=0 alt=frown width=15 height=15>. Any help appreciated <img src=/S/bow.gif border=0 alt=bow width=15 height=15> !!!

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    Re: Garbage Can won't empty

    I can't find anything that immediately relates, but if you have any anti-virus software running, try disabling it - there may be a 'quarantined' file in there.
    Otherwise, check these:

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-GB;q173416&GSSNB=1>Cannot Empty Recycle Bin or Modify Recycle Bin Properties (Q173416)</A>
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-GB;q185698&GSSNB=1>Error Message: Can Not Delete Thumbs: Access Is Denied (Q185698)</A>
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-GB;q136517>How the Recycle Bin Stores Files (Q136517)</A>

    - there may be something amongst those to give you a clue.

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    Re: Garbage Can won't empty

    Leif,
    Thanks for your help. Before I started going through your suggestions, I had to delete some files. When I right clicked on the Recycle Bin and Empty Recycle Bin, everything retuned to normal. I guess something was "stuck" on the bottom and was "dislodged" by "emptying fresh garbage" <img src=/S/joy.gif border=0 alt=joy width=23 height=23> !!! Thanks again for thre effort.

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