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Windows 7: Seagate external hard drive recycle bin

20 May 2014   #1
tonyvella

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Seagate external hard drive recycle bin

I have a Seagate ext. HD with 27GB of personal files and 2 GB of system files; 29 GB in all. Yet when I check the properties of the recycle bin it shows that there are (in the recycle bin) 84GB/31,072 files. I do Empty Recycle Bin and when I check properties again it shows the same 84GB/31,072 files. Why is it that I cannot get rid of them? Thanks in advance.


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21 May 2014   #2
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Right click on Recycle icon and scroll to Empty Bin.
Perhaps you weren't clicking Apply.

Mine is grayed out because it is empty.


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21 May 2014   #3
tonyvella

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thank you very much for your reply. I actually did the 'empty recycle bin' a dozen times and the 31 thousand files remained where they were. So I decided to 'quick format' the drive and now everything is working fine. Of course, I lost everything on it but I just re-copied all the folders I want to protect. All's well that ends well. I shall now be posting a new thread about copy and replace changed files only.
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