X
Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.

Support Forum

unable to adtivate "empy re-cycle bin"

Posted

simple (I would think) when i click on "recycle bin" the option to empty it is not highlighted (therefore can't empty it)

simple (I would think) when i click on "recycle bin" the option to empty it is not highlighted (therefore can't empty it)

Chosen solution

No, it's not necessary.

Read this answer in context 1

Additional System Details

This happened

A few times a week

This started when...

last week - usually empty it once a week

Installed Plug-ins

  • Google Gadget Plugin 5.7.712.19360
  • Coupons, Inc. Coupon Printer DLL
  • Coupons, Inc. Coupon Printer Plugin
  • Default Plug-in
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.5.1"
  • Shockwave Flash 11.3 r300
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5
  • CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Mycamera Plugin
  • McAfee MSC FF plugin DLL
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • Rhapsody Player Engine Plugin
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • DRM Netscape Network Object

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.8) Gecko/20100722 Firefox/3.6.8 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)

More Information

finitarry
  • Top 25 Contributor
243 solutions 3345 answers

What has that got to do with Firefox? I have never seen a recycle bin in Firefox.

What has that got to do with Firefox? I have never seen a recycle bin in Firefox.

Helpful Reply

Firstly, t hank you for your reply. I use Firefox as my browser.

I'm obviously a novice, and not using the right references. My desk top has a "recycle" icon, and when I normally click on it, after empty my "trash" bin, it gives me several options. One of these has been: " Empty Recycle Bin." I see the option, but it is not in "bold" as the rest of the options are. Therefore, I can't access it.

Firstly, t hank you for your reply. I use Firefox as my browser. I'm obviously a novice, and not using the right references. My desk top has a "recycle" icon, and when I normally click on it, after empty my "trash" bin, it gives me several options. One of these has been: " Empty Recycle Bin." I see the option, but it is not in "bold" as the rest of the options are. Therefore, I can't access it.
cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
13085 solutions 119784 answers

That usually means that the recycle bin is already empty or you do not have permission and there is nothing to delete.

Do you see any files in the recycle bin if you open it?
If there are then the files may be in a location where you currently have no write permissions.

That usually means that the recycle bin is already empty or you do not have permission and there is nothing to delete. Do you see any files in the recycle bin if you open it?<br /> If there are then the files may be in a location where you currently have no write permissions.

Question owner

will check further based on your suggestions.

thanks again for your help.

Joe

will check further based on your suggestions. thanks again for your help. Joe

Question owner

same problem: when I "open recycle bin," there are all kinds of files (?) now what?

how important is it to "empty the recycle bin?" based on my usage, i am told i have enough memory, capacity, etc. to go to the moon

same problem: when I "open recycle bin," there are all kinds of files (?) now what? how important is it to "empty the recycle bin?" based on my usage, i am told i have enough memory, capacity, etc. to go to the moon

Question owner

thanks for reply. don't know what "write permissions" are. Still would like to know, how necessary is it to empty one's recycle bin?

thanks for reply. don't know what "write permissions" are. Still would like to know, how necessary is it to empty one's recycle bin?
the-edmeister
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
4165 solutions 31362 answers

Chosen Solution

No, it's not necessary.

No, it's not '''''necessary'''''.

Question owner

Very helpful, thank you!

Joie

Very helpful, thank you! Joie