Windows 10: Disk Cleanup Not Cleaning Ext. HDD Recycle Bin

  1.    25 May 2018 #1

    Disk Cleanup Not Cleaning Ext. HDD Recycle Bin


    I ran disk cleanup and selected my external hdd and selected the recycle bin.
    After 10 minutes disk cleanup closed. But, the Recycle bin still has the files in it.
    I manually cleaned the recycle bin and it took 2 minutes.

    Am I missing something with Disk Cleanup??

    James
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  2.    26 May 2018 #2

    How did you select external disk Recycle Bin ?
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  3.    26 May 2018 #3

    I selected it form the disk cleanup's drop down which shows my drives.
    And there wee 2 items and both were checked. One was the Recycle Bin.
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  4.    26 May 2018 #4

    I removed something I deliberately deleted, now.
    Seems ok.

    Before, there were these odd looking files and folders with long names and numbers. Not sure what they were, but I deleted them.
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