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    Windows disk holding onto deleted files | F:\$RECYCLE.BIN

    by pataro7759 ·

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    Basically I was searching for certain file and by typing the filename I notice some deleted files appearing in the indexed search results, I open the file location and it’s F:\$RECYCLE.BIN, to my surprise several folders and files that I’ve deleted from the desktop Recycle Bin some time ago are shown, and they are taking space on an already quite full disk, so I’m a bit annoyed by it.

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    • #3991493

      Re: recycle bin

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to Windows disk holding onto deleted files | F:\$RECYCLE.BIN

      There’s only one Recycle Bin, and that’s the combination of the recycle.bin folders on all disks. You might be able to delete them from there.

      If no luck, delete them from Windows Explorer. You might need to set it to show system and hidden folders first.

      If still no luck, boot into a Linux disc or stick (free to make) and delete them from their file manager.

    • #3991505

      Have you tried emptying the Recycle Bin?

      by Wizard57M-TR ·

      In reply to Windows disk holding onto deleted files | F:\$RECYCLE.BIN

      Windows will store files in Recycle Bin just in case a user deletes something by mistake. Empty it and that should free up some disk space.

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