It's an old issue so let's try the old fixes.
Try " Replace/Repair the Recycle Bin in Windows XP " at http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
Can you share why the file path contains "Dd34"? Also, sometimes you have to reboot, use safe mode as well as occasional CHKDSK the drives to avoid this issue.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/18773-45-recycler-folder repeats we can't delete other user's recycle bins.
When trying to empty the Recycle Bin this popup comes on
"Error Deleting File or Folder
Cannot remove folder Dd143: Access is denied.
Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use."
All other files and folders are deleted. When I open the Recycle Bin I find two folders:
Notice that there is no Dd143
When checking properties of Dd34 this is what is found:
Type: File Folder
Size: 0 bytes
Created Monday, August 20, 2012, 6:32:29 PM
Deleted Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 4:00:32 PM
Attributes (compressed checked, but grayed out)
I have been reluctant to try the "restore" function because hard drive D (a secondary slave drive) is functioning well and I don't want to mess it up, because this is where most of my data is stored. Do you think if I try the recycle bin restore function it will not harm my D drive, assuming that is where it will restore the deleted files to? This is not a major problem, just an annoyance every time that I empty the recycle bin.
Computer is generic with XPSP3 with the Master Drive C partitioned (Drives C and E) and the Slave drive is D