Windows 10: recycle bin wont empty

Discus and support recycle bin wont empty in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; my recycle bin has a ton of stuff in it ,so when i try to empty it it shows the progressin bar but it just says 0 mb . so it wont get rid of the old... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by musky, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. musky Win User

    recycle bin wont empty


    my recycle bin has a ton of stuff in it ,so when i try to empty it it shows the progressin bar but it just says 0 mb . so it wont get rid of the old files in it .

    :)
     
    musky, Sep 21, 2016
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  2. How to empty external drive using recycle bin on Windows 10 computer.

    Original Title: Empty external drive recycle bin

    I use TreeSize to empty the usb drive.

    Is there a way to make Windows recycle bin empty the USBs recycle bin?

    I read about showing hidden files and folders then emptying the USBs recycle bin.

    It is unclear how to do this as one recycle bin.
     
    Peter D. N., Sep 21, 2016
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  3. david-gj Win User
    Corrupt Recycle Bin Error

    I tried signing in as the administrator at the command prompt and removing the Recycle Bin directory. I get a response that the Recycle Bin is not empty. When I check the Recycle Bin it is empty.
     
    david-gj, Sep 21, 2016
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    recycle bin wont empty

    Brink, Sep 21, 2016
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  5. musky Win User
    did not work ,im running win 10 the bin shows 9.98 gb full.

    when i go to c drive i dont see recycle bin anywhere??
     
    musky, Sep 22, 2016
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  6. EdTittel Win User
    Dear Musky:
    If you can't see $Recycle.Bin in File Explorer, there's probably a simple explanation. You need to dash into "File Explorer Options" and make sure under the View tab, that "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" is selected like this:

    recycle bin wont empty [​IMG]

    That should do it!
    HTH,
    --Ed--
     
    EdTittel, Sep 22, 2016
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  7. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Sep 22, 2016
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  8. musky Win User

    recycle bin wont empty

    Show hidden files, folders, and drives" is selected..i still see no folder in c drive
     
    musky, Sep 22, 2016
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  9. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Did you also uncheck the Hide protected operating system files box from step 5 in Option One above?
     
    Brink, Apr 4, 2018
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