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I have a removable drive that is reporting through the properties check that over 57MB is used. However, there is only one folder on the disk and it is empty. How is this possible and how can I access the data to remove it?
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Delphineous Silverwing earned 500 total points
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It is probably hidden files/system files.  Check your Folder Options and enable "Show hidden files and folders" and uncheck "Hide protected operating system files".  Do the files/folders show now?
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Ok. That displayed the recycle bin, which accounts for the used space. Can I now just delete the recycle bin?
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Thank you for such a speedy response! I wrecked my brain for an hour! Thanks a billion!
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If you go into the properties of Recycle Bin, you can disable the Recycle Bin feature for that drive.
Set "Configure drive independently" - then make the setting you want for that drive.
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