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Invisible File In Recyling Bin (can't Delete It)


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#1 JDM2

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 08:56 AM

When I try to empty the recycling bin, I get the message "Cannot delete DC38, access is denied." There is no DC38 in the recycling bin, though.

Any ideas what's going on?

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 11:05 AM

Look like the PC is infected. Try to scan it.

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 11:17 AM

I scanned with SAS and AntiVir and it turns up no problems.

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 11:20 AM

Try control panel -> view -> hidden files and folders -> show all hidden files and folders.

What type of file is it?


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Posted 11 January 2008 - 11:55 AM

Try control panel -> view -> hidden files and folders -> show all hidden files and folders.

What type of file is it?


I already was showing hidden files and folders. A search turns up nothing so I'm not sure if it's a file or a folder, service, etc.

I googled DC38 and don't see any info on it.

Thanks for your reply.

Jeff

EDIT: There is a repair recycle bin registry "fix" here:

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits...erecyclebin.reg

Not sure if I should proceed or not.

Any advice from the experts?

Many thanks,

Jeff

Edited by JDM2, 11 January 2008 - 11:59 AM.


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Posted 11 January 2008 - 03:25 PM

You don't need to repair the Recyle Bin.

When you delete a file in Windows it is stored in the Recycle Bin and remains there until you empty the Recycle Bin or restore the file. On NTFS file systems, Recycler is the name of the Recycle Bin Folder in each partition. On FAT Systems, the folder is named Recycled.

This folder contains a Recycle Bin directory for each registered user on the computer, sorted by their security identifier (SID). Inside the Recycler folder you will find an image of the recycle bin with a name that includes a long number with dashes (S-1-5-21-1417001333-920026266-725345543-1003). This is used to identify the user that deleted the files. Once the recycle bins are empty, the legitimiate directories should be empty as well. By default, it is a hidden folder unless you reconfigured Windows to show hidden files and folders - unchecking "Hide protected operating system files in Tools > Folder Options > View.

Even after emptying the Recycler bin or cleaning it with CCleaner/ATFCleaner, the Recycler folder will still contain a "Recycle Bin" for each user that logs on to the computer, sorted by their security SID.

Go to Start > Run and type: cmd
press Ok
At the command prompt, type or copy/paste: rd /s /q d:\recycler
press Enter.
Windows will recreate a new recycler for the drive when the computer is rebooted.

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 03:36 PM

Thanks very much for your reply, Quietman.

However, I get an error which says "the parameter is not correct."

Any suggestion as to how to proceed most appreciated.

Thanks again,

Jeff

EDIT: Basically, when I go to empty the bin it makes the normal emptying sound, but it doesn't clear anything. It's starting to back up with documents that won't empty.

Edited by JDM2, 11 January 2008 - 03:37 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2008 - 03:52 PM

At the command prompt, type or copy/paste: rd /s /q c:\recycler
(note the required spaces if typing)
press Enter.
Reboot so it can be recreated.

If your still having problems try the suggestion in the link I provided.
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Posted 11 January 2008 - 05:23 PM

At the command prompt, type or copy/paste: rd /s /q c:\recycler
(note the required spaces if typing)
press Enter.
Reboot so it can be recreated.

If your still having problems try the suggestion in the link I provided.


Quietman,

The suggestions at the link did the trick. Thanks a million for your help!

Jeff

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 06:46 PM

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 07:33 AM

hey quiet man...can i also ask you a question...???

currently, me laptop recycle bin has invisible file which i try to click on it with the
"Empty Recycle Bins"
but it pop out the error messages saying that

"Cant delete Dc157: access denied make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use"

this problem has been confusing me several weeks...and i cant exactly tell you when i found this problem with my laptop...but it around 3days ago...

can you help you ???...i really need help...

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 07:52 AM

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You have replied to a topic that is almost three years old.

If you have an issue or problem you would like to discuss, please start your own topic. Doing that will help to avoid the confusion that often occurs when trying to help two or more members at the same time in the same thread. Even if your problem is similar to the original poster's problem, the solution could be different based on the kind of hardware, software, system requirements, etc. you are using and the presence of other malware. Further, posting for assistance in someone else's topic is not considered proper forum etiquette.

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