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Posted by: rwhitworth1, May 23rd, 2010, 2:58pm
My Recycle Bin shows to be full all the time.  When Empty the Recycle Bin in selected a Dc8 error is received saying that the disk is either full or write protected.  I have tried asking Windows and Microsoft but they have nothing to offer.  Some suggestions given were very tecky and dangerous to the system.  You make an error and the system is affected.  I do understand that the Recycle Bin can be deleted and that the system will recreate it after rebooting.  If someone could write a program who knows what they are doing to delete the Recycle Bin from Windows XP Home edition that would correct the problem.  Then the system would create a new Recycle Bin without the corruptions.  Unless my thinking is wrong.  I need someone who knows what is going on.  This whole problem started after I shift deleted a couple of files.  Hindsight is always clearer than foresight.
Posted by: Ray, May 24th, 2010, 11:00am; Reply: 1
   The Recycle Bin is just a directory on each drive called either recycled or recycler (depending on which Windows you are running).  You do not see this directory in Windows because when Windows sees it, it does not show it and takes all of the files in it and combines them into the Recycle Bin.
   If you open a Command Prompt (you can find this in Start - All Programs - Accessories), you can see it.  Navigate back to the root directory by typing, "cd\".  You can change to the recycler directory by typing, "cd recycler".  Then you can type, "dir", to see what is in that directory.  You can delete all of the files in this directory by typing, "del *", while you are in that directory (please be careful with this because it will delete all files in the directory that you are in).  You can delete the recycler directory by going back to the root directory ( C:\ ) and typing, "rd recycler".
   A1Click deletes the files in the Recycle Bin.
Posted by: rwhitworth1, May 25th, 2010, 4:28pm; Reply: 2
A1Click finds the problem but does not remove it.
I tried the procedure only to be told there were no files found.
The desktop shows files but when you explore it files are not to be found.
When you type empty the recycle bin it gives you the Dc8 and 3 files.
This makes no sense.  Could a recycle bin be overwritten with a new copy?
I am just guessing.
Posted by: Ray, May 27th, 2010, 7:44am; Reply: 3
Did you look at the recycler directory on each drive?  The Recycle Bin is a combination of the recycler directories on all of the drives.
Posted by: rwhitworth1, May 27th, 2010, 11:18am; Reply: 4
I have only one hard drive ( C: ).
Posted by: rwhitworth1, June 1st, 2010, 3:39pm; Reply: 5
I finally figured out what was causing my Recycle Bin to show full: and how to correct the problem.  There were files hidden and left in the Recycle Bin.  This was causing the Dc8 error.  I found a program called "Unlocker 1.8.9.exe."  With the freeware program I was able to have the files moved to My Document folder and stored as a file.  Then, I was able to delete the files.  Once the files were deleted my Recycle Bin showed to be empty: and has been working fine.  Refer this to anyone else who may be having the same problem.
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