Why does Windows 2000 prompt me to delete a folder when I delete a large file?

A. When you attempt to delete a large file that typically goes into the Recycle Bin first, you'll receive the following error:

Confirm Folder Delete
The folder <filename> is too big for the Recycle Bin.
Do you want to permanently delete it?

You receive this error because the file is too large to fit in the Recycle Bin. To report this error, Win2K uses a shared error message that the OS also displays when you attempt to delete a folder that's too large to fit into the Recycle Bin. If you decide to permanently delete the file, Win2K will delete only the file--the OS won't delete a folder that has the same name.

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