Go Back   Cyber Tech Help Support Forums > Operating Systems > Windows Vista

Notices

Reply
 
Topic Tools
  #1  
Old October 21st, 2012, 07:39 PM
Total Noob Total Noob is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 499
What is c:\$Recycle.Bin\ ? and what do I do with it?

What is c:\$Recycle.Bin\ ?

I can't find this directory on a hard drive search, and it seems to have a lot of junk in it, so much that my hard drive is nearly full. Meanwhile, regular purging of my recylce bin doesn't affect it and it seems like Ccleaner can't proper purge what's there either.

What do I do to empty or delete this folder? It seems like it is causing me avoidable grief.

Thanks.
Reply With Quote


  #2  
Old October 22nd, 2012, 09:21 AM
AnnMarie's Avatar
AnnMarie AnnMarie is offline
CTH Subscriber
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
O/S: Windows Vista 32-bit
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 59,812
See here
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old October 23rd, 2012, 05:56 PM
Total Noob Total Noob is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 499
Thanks AnnMarie. I don't know why this didn't seem to clear with Ccleaner, which I have generally found to be pretty reliable.

Are there other troves of hidden junk in my file system that I can purge? My 20GB drive on my laptop reads practically full, and I don't really think that much besides my apps is there. I am thinking partly deleted files; could I have that loading me down?

Thanks again.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old December 19th, 2012, 07:01 PM
Total Noob Total Noob is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 499
Quote:
Originally Posted by AnnMarie View Post
See here
Does this technique only work on a corrupted recycle bin? I tried it on spec on computers not known to have problems purging what's in the $Recycle.Bin folder, but nevertheless having unexplained loss of hard drive space, and it didn't work, it didn't find the file.

What could be causing and how do I fix a loss of hard drive space with no indication on Win Explorer? I opted to show all hidden files, and then added up the contents of all the folders on the drive by running Properties on all the folders at once, but it didn't come close to adding up to what Properties said is occupied when I ran it for the drive.

Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old December 20th, 2012, 12:55 AM
Jintan's Avatar
Jintan Jintan is offline
Cyber Tech Help Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 51,970
Hello Total Noob,

Why don't we take a detailed look at things there.

Click here and download OldTimer's OTL to your desktop, then click that to open the scan display. At the top click "Scan All Users", then click "Run Scan". Make no other changes at this time.

When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are also saved in the same location as OTL.exe. Post the contents of those back here please.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Topic Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:29 AM.