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#1 jaketrophotometry


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Posted 10 July 2006 - 03:06 AM

just a quick question regarding the C:\RECYCLER folder. what exactly is its purpose and how much havoc would i wreak if i emptied it? this is hardly urgent so you can shuffle this post toward the back while you tangle with more pressing matters.


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Posted 10 July 2006 - 04:09 AM

Hi Jake.

You can find some info here:



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Posted 10 July 2006 - 10:17 PM

there's some good info here that sheds a great deal of light on the topic. much obliged.

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 01:16 PM

The Recycler folder is used only on NTFS partitions. The Recycler folder contains a Recycle Bin for each user that logs on to the computer, sorted by their security identifier (SID). By default, it is a hidden folder unless you reconfigured Windows to show it. See
Differences Between the Recycle Bin and the Recycler Folder.
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