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When you empty the Recycle Bin in Windows, the files may not be deleted from your hard disk.
NOTE: You cannot view these files using Windows Explorer, My Computer, or the Recycle Bin.
This issue can occur if a third-party filter driver is using the files you try to delete.
To resolve this issue, delete the files from an MS-DOS prompt. To do this, follow these steps:
For information about the Recycle Bin, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/165126/EN-US/ )Cannot Delete File Using Windows NT Explorer
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/171051/EN-US/ )How To Bypass The Recycle Bin When Deleting Files
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/171694/EN-US/ )Differences Between The Recycle Bin and the Recycler Folder
Article ID: 229041 - Last Review: November 1, 2006 - Revision: 1.1
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