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Hi All,


Just come up against a bit of a puzzle. After carrying out a System Restore, the Recycle Bin icon on the Desktop indicates that there's something inside to delete.

When I open up the recycle bin, there's nothing there to be seen, yet if I click on "Empty Recycle Bin" I get the confirmation message asking me if I want to delete these 7 items.

Haven't a clue what they might be, but don't want to rush into getting rid of them in case they are something important.

I've been into Control Panel and to Folder Options, to show hidden files, but still nothing showing. 

Has anyone come across this before, and if so, what's the best course of action.......or should I just click on restore all items and see what happens?


Many thanks for any suggestions.


Terry   :confused:

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Guest Lazlo

Try and empty it. If you can't or it comes back look below


It may be that whatever you did your system restore for is still in residence in your machine. The only time i've seen something simmilar was when the recycle bin was corrupted with malware.


Also if you've had norton installed the protected recycle bin could still be there if it's not been un-installed properly.


If i were you i'd scan your machine with your virus software then get spybot + ad-aware and update and run them both



http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/    Spybot

http://www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware/ ad-aware


http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/consumer/housecall/housecall_launch.php online virus scanner (requires java)

http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/activescan.asp?Language=2 another one







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Cheers for your reply Lazlo,


I already use Spybot & Adaware regularly but nowt showing up. Newish hd fitted and to be honest wouldn't let Norton anywhere after problems on a previous pc.


In the end, I did a system restore to a week previous, and just clicked "Restore All Items" thinking if I come across anything, will just get rid.


Has managed to clear the Recycle Bin ok.


Thanks again mate.


Terry  :)

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