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Is ok to, and how do I clear the Recycler folder in c:\


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#1 elfmagic

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 07:01 PM

I have like 5 gigs some files inside c:\Recycler, on an xp sp3 laptop that's choked for free space.
Can I, delete the content of the folder without some serious repercussions?

 

I think I can figure out how to un-write protect the files, but I'm curious what the function of the directory is, and why those files are there when my recycle bin is empty.

 



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Posted 05 August 2017 - 07:34 PM

A similar question was asked at another site: What is C:\Recycler For? | PC Review

 

Then there is this on how to remove Norton protected folder.

How To Remove The Nprotect Folder After Deletion Of System Works - Microsoft Windows Mini-Guides

 

Is the above applicable to your system/ computer?


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 01:39 AM

Thank you very much for the links. I can't tell you if the above circumstances were applicable to my PC. I'm kind of impoverished and picked up this old PC for a steal. It apparently had multiple user accounts associated with it, and some of those accounts were no longer available for login.  The thread you posted let me find the command line syntax in order to clear the disk space.  I thank you, and I thank bleeping computer, too. You all really can do magic. :)


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 05:37 AM

You're welcome...happy surfin'


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