Win2K Delete Recycler Bin Subfolder

Posted on 2005-04-15
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Hi everyone,

Using a low level tool I see that a subfolder of the Recycle Bin is using 16 GB, so it's wasting a lot of space and I want it back!.

If I delete all the content of the Recycle bin only the files that has been deleted by me are erased. I also used the Free Space Tool that came with Win2K but nothing changed.

I don't know who is the user of that recycle bin.

Is there any way to delete that subfolder?

I'm in a Win2K SP2 machine with NTFS File System.
Question by:favelill
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    Accepted Solution

    Start > run > cmd {enter}
    c: {enter}

    rd recycler /s {enter}

    Y {enter}


    Author Comment

    Just a little question.

    That command will delete the Recycle folder, Does Win2K recreate the folder after reboot?
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    Expert Comment

    by:Pete Long
    Yes :) ThanQ

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