1.    21 Nov 2015 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Arizona. You don't need my city ;)
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    Windows Ten Professional

    Annoying.. :(

    I can't empty my recycle bin. I don't know what caused it, or how it could even happen.
    I need the extra storage, and i'm on a roadtrip without my external harddrive.
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  2.    21 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    Windows 10

    Safe Mode

    Did you try to empty it while in Safe Mode
    Safe Mode - Start Windows 10 in - Windows 10 Forums

    Another option would be to try deleting the Recycle Bin contents a few items at a time, select the first 10 items and try to delete them.
    If successful select the next 10 and delete them, and so on
    If/when you can't delete an item ignore it and delete the others. You can try to figure out why the item can't be deleted when you have time

    Good luck
    Last edited by FrillyBits; 23 Nov 2015 at 05:21.
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  3.    21 Nov 2015 #3
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    West Bend, Wisconsin
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    Windows 10 home 64bit 1511 (OSbuild 10586.63)

    Did you try restarting the computer before you empty the recycle bin. From experience sometimes a file might still be in use by the system and won't be able to be removed until you restart.
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  4.    21 Nov 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    SoCal, USA
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    Windows 10 Home and Pro

    Restart the computer, Run Disk Cleanup as an Administrator (right click to select run as), and select as many things as you'd like to remove. Free up tons of space.
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  5.    21 Nov 2015 #5
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14951

    Hello Dragonykz,

    The tutorial below should be able to help fix your corrupted Recycle Bin. Be sure to do it for all drives.

    Recycle Bin Corrupted - Cannot Delete File or Folder
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  6.    23 Nov 2015 #6
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    Arizona. You don't need my city ;)
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    Windows Ten Professional

    It could be corrupted, as it doesn't even allow me the option to empty it. It's greyed out.
    I'll look at the tutorials, and close the thread if the issue is resolved.
    Thanks, guys
    [{EDIT}]= Yes, it has files in it. I made sure none were in use.
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