Recycle Bin Ends explorer.exe

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  1. Nothinbeter2do

    Nothinbeter2do Banned

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    Hello, when ever I open my recycle bin explorer.exe ends. Is there a way to fix this? Does anyone know an alternative way to empty the recycle bin?
    I have 5GB of trash in it I need to delete.

     
  2. Ibdc

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    Right click on it and hit empty recycle bin?
     
  3. Zarcu

    Zarcu Contributor

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    Run the disk cleanup wizard. That should do it for you.
     
  4. Ibdc

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    CCleaner will do it too.
     
  5. OP
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    Thanks, I completely forgot you could do that.

    But can anyone tell me how to make it not happen?
     
  6. Ibdc

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    Yeah, don't keep 5 gigs of stuff in your recycle bin. Empty it every so often.
     
  7. OP
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    Well I was recording things with Fraps and the .avi files end up being 3+ gigabytes.
    Oh and now that I emptied it, it doesn't end explorer.exe
     
  8. Michael Allison

    Michael Allison Enthusiast

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    That figures. Gabe had 14 gigs of temporary files on his PC, and it caused Windows Explorer to end every 10 seconds! System cleaning is a beautiful thing.