Recycle Bin Problems

January 19, 2010 at 16:49:37
Specs: Windows XP
Cannot empty recycle bin. Error message comes up any way I try to remove the files from it. Error message reads: "Cannot delete Dc10. It is being used by another person or program." What does this mean? How do I fix this?

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#1
January 19, 2010 at 17:09:47
You cannot delete a program that's running....so hit ctrl alt del keys at the same time and end that program in task manager.

If you end the wrong program, don't panic as it will restart on next bootup.

If it's a small item I would just leave it in recycle for a few days and make sure I don't need it.


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#2
January 19, 2010 at 17:13:33
OR
Try that while you are in Windows Safe-Mode.

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#3
January 19, 2010 at 17:16:43
Sarah44, Where was the original location of that file prior to the Recycle Bin ? Open the Recycle Bin and put your pointer (cursor) over that file and a Baloon Tip will pop up showing the original location. Why did you delete it?

Tufenuf


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#4
January 19, 2010 at 17:40:00
tufenuf: first of all, i am not a 'puter genious, but will try to understand all that anyone says. this was a picture deleted from a file as it had not opened to show a picture...it looks like a sheet of paper with colored dots on it. when i put my cursor on this, there is nothing showing...no balloon, no words, nothing....when i double click on it, it will not open, it will not delete, and i cannot transfer it anywhere. i still do not understand this Dc10 error message i keep getting. i even restored my 'puter to a week ago, and it is still giving me the same error message.

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#5
January 19, 2010 at 18:29:27
Sarah44, Have you tried Chuck 2 suggestion in Response Number 2 ?

Use the F8 method for Windows XP as shown at the link below.

How to Start Windows in Safe Mode

http://www.pchell.com/support/safem...

Tufenuf


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#6
September 12, 2010 at 21:52:26
I resolved my laptop's recycle bin (squalking unable to empty, ref. Dc2 file) by simply re-booting into safe mode, re-booting again back to normal mode.

Pretty sure the issue (of Dc2, Dc3, etc.) resulted from deleting (emptying) a recycle bin located on one of my external hard drives. I've taken to doing that as my EHDs are frequently troublesome in 'safely disconnecting'; eg; they act like there's an open file on the EHD). Starting to think the real issue is my Norton's NAV2010.

Interesting that other posts on the Dc'#' issue, suggest hovering the Dc file (in the bin), but my Dc file isn't/wasn't visible.

Regards and hap-e-trails, Steve Hopper


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