Recycle bin not emptying

Hi

I have had my new laptop with windows 10 for 2 weeks.

When I go in and empty the recycle bin not all the items are deleted. When I right click on the items and hit delete they still don't delete.

Please help.

Howelm

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Hi Howelm

Were those items deleted form the hard drive of your PC or from an external drive or flash drive

If those were deleted form an external drive, connect that drive and then try deleting them again

Otherwise, you Recycle Bin is corrupt . . .

Open a Command Prompt window as administrator:
(Click your Start Button, type cmd, right click Command Prompt in the resulting list and choose 'Run as Administrator')

Paste the following command and hit Enter:

rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin

Close the Command Prompt window and restart your system

When your system starts up:

Create a new text file on your desktop and delete it to recreate a new recycle bin on your C Drive
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Hello,

Open Disk Cleanup. Select Recycle Bin and click OK. 

See if this helps!

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