Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Windows 7

I run TreeSize on my c:\ drive and it reports that my Recycle bin has 2GB of files in it (in a subfolder).

My desktop recycle bin icon shows that my bin is empty. I even try creating a test file, deleting it, which then shows in the recycle bin and then I rt click and empty the bin. Treesize still reports the subfolder and 2GB worth of files.

The sub folder is:


I've tried opening a command line as admin and doing a dir *.* /ah on those files, which works. But when I try to delete any of those files, it says access denied. I've tried takeown /F *.* on those files and deleting and it still says access denied.

Any ideas on how to get rid of those files taking up so much space?

share|improve this question
Try using Unlocker – Sandeep Bansal Sep 19 '11 at 19:19
A related question with good answers is here:… – therobyouknow Sep 19 '11 at 19:24

Unlocker worked to remove the files that I was not able to delete

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .