Hi to all that tried to help,with my recyle bin problem.
I can't remember who but somone mentioned typing :C:\recycled',in the address bar, which I did and under the C: drive when I scrolled down a folder named 'recycle',appeared and in that folder was the deleted folder and files. So tried to delete the files but no joy, so I deleted the folder and behold the folder and all in it vanished. the desktop icon now has no paper in it any more. And when I delete now, the folders or files appear in the recycle bin and I can see them. Happy happy joy joy. I never new how much a rubbish bin could get inside my head and give me so many sleepless nights.
Many thanks to all.

Dave(merlin)