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Windows 7: Delete everything in $Recycle.Bin

11 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Delete everything in $Recycle.Bin

Hi
Is it safe to delete all files in the $Recycle.Bin folder?

cheers
Fela

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11 Aug 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The recycle bin should be emptied from time to time. But that is your last chance to make sure you do not need those files any more. Else you can always restore them at this time. But once the recycle bin is emptied, they are gone.
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11 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The recycle bin should be emptied from time to time. But that is your last chance to make sure you do not need those files any more. Else you can always restore them at this time. But once the recycle bin is emptied, they are gone.
Sorry, I should have made myself more clear.

The situation is, there are not any files that are visible in the recycle bin in windows. However, if I look at the contents of the $Recycle.Bin folder (using Linux for example), there are actually loads of files there. I'm wondering if I can just do e.g.:

Code:
rm -rf $Recycle.Bin/*
and that it won't mess up my computer.

Thanks
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