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#1 Stang777

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:08 AM

Hi Everyone,

 

I just tried to empty to my recycle only to find that the only way to do that is to select each file and then delete them. I cannot just click on empty recycle bin.

 

Is this normal in Windows 8 or do I have something set funny?

 

Thanks for any and all help with this.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:12 PM

I cannot just click on empty recycle bin.

What do you mean by "cannot click"?


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:18 PM

It is not normal. You should be able to to right click and empty all contents at one time.

Have you tried RIGHT clicking the Recycle Bin icon on your desktop and choosing Empty Recycle Bin?

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:14 AM

I found what caused this and I fixed it :)

 

I will tell you about it but first I will answer Broni and Queen Evie who were sweet enough to respond to my post.

 

Broni, what I meant was it was grayed out, so not clickable.

 

Queen Evie, I didn't think it was normal, but being new to Windows 8, I wasn't certain. I did try doing what you asked about, but that option was also grayed out.

 

Now, for what caused the problem and what fixed it...

 

If you change the icons for the recycle bin and give the empty recycle bin and the not empty recycle bin the same icon, it will cause that problem. I changed the icon for the empty one and it fixed the problem.

 

I have done this on all other versions of Windows that I have had with no problem and it seems absolutely ridiculous that it would cause a problem, but it did on my system with Windows 8.

 

Thank you both very much for your replies and help :)


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