A hidden recyclebin O_O

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Eth1c, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. Eth1c

    Eth1c New Member

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    :confused:

    So a little background on how I got to my current situation then to the problem.

    I have 2 WD Hard drives, (C:\)1 for speed (H:\)1 for space...

    The fast one had windows XP on it which i ended up erasing and replacing with Win7.
    The one for space I ended up transferring my text files, music, movies, games too.

    Windows7 Installed like a charm pc runs fine butttt in my H:/ Drive I have a folder that appears empty yet in properties it has nearly 7 gigs of used space.....

    I found out it was a hidden recyclebin when i clicked to "Encrypt" the folder.

    [​IMG]

    So after everything I tried to 'recover' the files that I may have lost, I figured i'd give you guys a shot of it first before just deleting the folder.
     
  2. Eth1c

    Eth1c New Member

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    Bump perhaps?
     
  3. herniator

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    Try taking ownership of the folder. In Win7 this is very easy, right click and select "take ownership". There are other ways to gain access as well, through properties->security for the folder. However if it the "recycler" folder, it is just stuff you hadn't emptied from the recycle bin after deleting from that drive.
     

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