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Windows 7: Couldn’t delete folders: “$RECYCLE.BIN” and “System Volume Information

03 May 2013   #1
Jamal NUMAN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Couldn’t delete folders: “$RECYCLE.BIN” and “System Volume Information

Couldn’t delete folders: “$RECYCLE.BIN” and “System Volume Information” ,


I wanted to delete two folders from my external hard drive but sounds not to work (attached)

What might be the issue?

How to delete them?

Thank you

Best

Jamal




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03 May 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jamal,

What were you wanting to delete these system folders for? Are you having some sort of issue?


The “System Volume Information” is used by System Restore (System Protection) for restore points.

The “$RECYCLE.BIN” is used to store the deleted files for that specific volume until emptied from the Recycle Bin.
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04 May 2013   #3
Jamal NUMAN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Jamal,

What were you wanting to delete these system folders for? Are you having some sort of issue?


The “System Volume Information” is used by System Restore (System Protection) for restore points.

The “$RECYCLE.BIN” is used to store the deleted files for that specific volume until emptied from the Recycle Bin.
Many thanks Brink for the help,

I never got these two folders in my external hard drive. They are newly created! I didn’t know why they are created.

What might be the issue?

Best

Jamal
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04 May 2013   #4
ripperrita

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jamal NUMAN View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Jamal,

What were you wanting to delete these system folders for? Are you having some sort of issue?


The “System Volume Information” is used by System Restore (System Protection) for restore points.

The “$RECYCLE.BIN” is used to store the deleted files for that specific volume until emptied from the Recycle Bin.
Many thanks Brink for the help,

I never got these two folders in my external hard drive. They are newly created! I didn’t know why they are created.

What might be the issue?

Best

Jamal
Windows puts those folders on the drive when its setup/formatted. Leave them alone, if youre getting low on disc space, get a bigger disc, or get rid of some of your files, not windows ones.
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04 May 2013   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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04 May 2013   #6
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Keep an eye on them

You have to watch those folders though.

My external HDD (the one I use at TAFE) gets a new user SID entry, every time I connect it to the PCs in the classrooms.
I can only delete files from the Recycle Bin (using Windows) if I connect to the same PC at a later date.

I was wondering where my HDD space was going and then I happened to check the "$RECYCLE.BIN" and discovered that there was a deleted VM sitting in one of the SID folders.
I couldn't delete the file from my home PC (using Windows).
I ended up deleting the file using my Ubuntu install.

That said, you shouldn't delete "$RECYCLE.BIN".
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04 May 2013   #7
Jamal NUMAN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
You have to watch those folders though.

My external HDD (the one I use at TAFE) gets a new user SID entry, every time I connect it to the PCs in the classrooms.
I can only delete files from the Recycle Bin (using Windows) if I connect to the same PC at a later date.

I was wondering where my HDD space was going and then I happened to check the "$RECYCLE.BIN" and discovered that there was a deleted VM sitting in one of the SID folders.
I couldn't delete the file from my home PC (using Windows).
I ended up deleting the file using my Ubuntu install.

That said, you shouldn't delete "$RECYCLE.BIN".

Many thanks guys for the help,

I’ll be keeping them!

Best

Jamal
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04 May 2013   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Glad we could help.
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