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Can I delete files and folders on my hard drives


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#1 anoft

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 03:37 AM

As I need to free up space on my hard drive I was wondering if the C:/Users/Recycle folder is safe to delete

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 03:44 AM

No. You can use TFC to start of with.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 03:56 AM

Do not attempt to delete the Recycle folder directly. There should be an icon for the Recycle Bin on your desktop: Open the Recycle Bin by double-clicking the Recycle Bin on the desktop. To delete all of the files, on the toolbar, click Empty the Recycle Bin.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 07:05 AM

no. click start, all programs, accessories, system tools, disk cleanup. it dosent dellete thwe folders, it just emptys them.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 10:07 AM

I believe you can actually just set the computer to allocate 0 kb of space for the Recycle Bin. That way anything deleted will just be deleted.

Not sure if you can do it in W7 though

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 10:28 AM

A program to download that does this is CCleaner it removes temp files and empty the recycle bin

but don't use the Registry Cleaner in that program

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#7 anoft

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 05:51 PM

The folder contains windows files which are the same as the ones on the c drive in the windows folder. and this is taking up space which I need

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 06:13 PM

The folder contains windows files which are the same as the ones on the c drive in the windows folder.



How did system files get into the recycle bin folder?

and this is taking up space which I need


The folder itself can not\should not be deleted. The contents, which are placed there when the User deletes something are usually safe to delete. See my first question before deleting them.

Edited by ThunderZ, 07 November 2010 - 06:14 PM.


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Posted 08 November 2010 - 02:51 AM

The folder is not the recyle bin folder as its contents are windows files and i have never deleted any windows files

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 09:00 AM

I was wondering if the C:/Users/Recycle folder is safe to delete

:huh:

The folder is not the recyle bin folder.......



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Posted 08 November 2010 - 11:19 AM

No it is not the recycle folder it is on the c drive in the users folder

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 11:05 AM

dont worry I have deleted it now and everything is fine and running smoothly




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