Right click the recycle bin.
Make sure Use one setting for all drives:is selected.
Check the box,Do not move files to the Recycle Bin.
That will completely disable the recycle bin.
Reboot,then re-enable the recycle bin.
I am running Windows XP Home, whenever I try to empty the garbage in my recycle bin, it tells me there is a file in there with an invalid or long name and it won't allow me to delete anything in there. I tried to change the settings on the recycle bin so things automatically delete but nothing works to empty the bin, is there a way through DOS or something that I can empty the recycle bin?