RE: Where does the Recycle Bin live?
Many thanks, that did the trick (except, on my system, the folders were
called RECYCLED, not RECYCLER)
Anyhow, thanks again for your help
> In XP, the recycle bin is a hidden system folder in the root of each drive
> called RECYCLER.
> If you open a command prompt in Windows and cd to the root of each drive,
> attrib -s -h -r recycler
> This will cause that folder to be visible to dir in the command prompt, and
> it will show up in Explorer.
> Then, cd to recycler and type:
> attrib -r -s -h *.*
> This will cause any files in that folder that may have been hidden from the
> command prompt and Windows to reappear.
> You can then go in and delete files as you normally would.
> "Martin" wrote:
> > When I upgraded to Vista, I did some cleaning up on my D:, E:, F:, and G:
> > partitions, sending a lot of files to the Recycle Bin.
> > I then did a clean install of Vista on my C: partition. I also installed AVG
> > Anti-Virus. When AVG now runs, it discovers trojans in zip files in
> > F:\Recycled\... and G:\Recycled\......, which I would like to delete.
> > However, I can't find where these "old" recycled folders are. They don't
> > appear in Explorer, and I can't find them using DOS (although I can't look at
> > the C: partition because it's NTFS).
> > Would appreciate any pointers to how I can get at, and finally get rid of
> > these old files.
> > Martin