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Deleting Files from Recycle Bin May Take Eight to Nine Seconds in Windows 98

Article ID: 249036

Article Last Modified on 1/27/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition



This article was previously published under Q249036

SYMPTOMS

When you delete items from the Recycle Bin in Windows 98, your mouse pointer may change to an hourglass and your computer may appear to be busy for approximately eight to nine seconds.

CAUSE

This behavior can occur if you have one large hard disk with multiple partitions (for example, if you have seven partitions).

RESOLUTION

To work around this behavior, you can change the Recycle Bin properties so that files are deleted immediately instead of being moved to the Recycle Bin.

WARNING: If you make this change, deleted files are removed immediately, and cannot be recovered from the Recycle Bin.

To change the Recycle Bin properties so that files are deleted immediately:

  1. Right-click the Recycle Bin icon, and then click Properties.
  2. If you use one setting for all drives, click to select the Do not move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted check box, and then click OK.


If you have configured the Recycle Bin to work independently on each drive, click to select the Do not move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted check box on the tab for each local disk, and then click OK.


STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


Additional query words: hang responding IDE slow slowly time longer

Keywords: kbenv kbprb KB249036