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A Windows 10 Newbie wants to get to c:\$recycle.bin


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#1 westkane

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 09:10 PM

OK I give up, HELP,  how do I find the folder C:\$recycle.bin?  It is obviously hidden, how do I unhide it, open it and permanently delete some of the files in it that chew up space and some that are suspicious from malware and AV scans?   Thanks a bunch!!!!



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Posted 16 November 2016 - 09:22 PM

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/show-hidden-files-and-folders-in-windows-vista/

 

The above is also for Windows 10. You want to uncheck the box next to hide Protected Operating System Files. You should disable System Restore then enable it again. There may be malware in your System Restore folders.


Edited by JohnC_21, 16 November 2016 - 09:24 PM.





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