I have a user that has 2 files in their recyling bin that will not delete and I have tried a few things but have almost exhausted all the options I have been able to find so I was hoping to post here and maybe get an answer that resolves this silly problem. Things I have tried:
Tried deleting the recycling bin, but since the files would not delete I was unsuccessful
Tried deleting the recycling bin in safe mode, same result
Tried taking ownership of the files, but I was refused, even when logged in as administrator
Tried Microsoft's corrupt recycling bin tool, it says it completed but failed to delete the files
Tried restoring the recycling bin in command prompt, no change
Tried restoring the recycling bin in safe mode using command prompt, no change
The 2 files in question were on the DC in a former SBS2k8 domain. Since then the DC has been decommissioned and destroyed. The new domain is a 2k12 domain. Is the computer doomed to have an unclean recycling bin or has anyone else come across this and able to resolve this. The user isn't too concerned but it bugs me quite a bit. Any help is greatly appreciated.