|05 Jun 2012||#1|
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$RECYCLE.BIN folder shows on drives although "Don't Show Hidden" set
Under Folder Options, I have the "Don't show hidden files, folders, or drives" checked.
Yet, there is a folder called $RECYCLE.BIN on every drive showing when I'm viewing my folders.
I don't recall it showing before I had to do a malware and virus sweep.
Does this mean it is not a hidden file, or that its attributes were changed?
If so, is it safe to change it back to hidden manually?
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|05 Jun 2012||#2|
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Yep, if the $RECYCLE.BIN folders are not faded, then it sounds like the hidden and/or system attribute has been cleared for them. You could open a elevated command prompt, and type the command below and press Enter for each $RECYCLE.BIN for each drive letter one at a time to add these attributes back.
attrib +s +h "C:\$Recycle.Bin" /s /dRepeat the command above substituting C for each drive letter you have a $RECYCLE.BIN folder on.
Hope this helps,
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