XP Recycle bin - won't delete some items

  SSC 11:10 02 Mar 03

Hi all,
Running WinXP. I like to empty my recycle bins every week. When I clicked 'empty' it deleted all items except three folders and then produced an error report. Further attempts to delete these three folders produces the same error and they remain. I am able to delete any other files I place in the bin by highlighting them and then deleting. I have tried restoring the folders but that also produces the same error report.

The folders are not system files and have no special relavence to the functioning of Xp. They are just folders I created in 'my docs' to hold some word files and scanned docs.

I have created some 'test' folders and sent to the bin. They delete ok.

Does anyone have any suggestions what the problem is and how I can fix it and delete these files

  spikeychris 12:46 02 Mar 03

Depending on the error message you could try to delete these folders in safe mode. F8 at startup...


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