Delete contents of the Recycler Directory


I need to free up space on a my Servers F:\ drive and have seen there is 3GB in the F:\Recycler directory. I have emptied the trash can but the file still remain. If I go to manually delete these files I get a warning saying that these are system files and it could cause issues. Can I  manually delete these files without causing issues to the OS?

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Hi capitalpro,

depends which system files they are - if they are in the bin then you will be fine, just back them up somehwere first if you are worried

capitalproAuthor Commented:
There are no files in the bin but there are two files in F:\RECYCLER, they both have file names which look like SIDs. Can they be deleted?

SID are user accounts and if they in recycler then yeah thats fine - back em up as a failsafe but you wont need them

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capitalproAuthor Commented:
Copied the files and the servers not complaining......cheers mate.
no worries
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