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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Bill P, Dec 8, 2005.

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  1. Bill P

    Bill P Thread Starter

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    I have an E drive to store digital pictures. I wound up with a folder in it that says RECYCLER and has these letters. S-1-5-21-1672817100-209086. Just what is it? Does anyone have an idea?
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    It would be the recycle bin but I'm not sure why you are seeing the security identifier along with the file name.

    Can you open it, and does it show deleted files from that drive?
     
  3. Bill P

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    No I can't open it. It says it contains 2 files that was deleted.
     
  4. WhitPhil

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    Rog:

    Just as a FYI, I see the identifier on each of my bins on all drives. (if you have show Hidden files set).
     
  5. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Bill:

    Just to be clear, when you open the Recycle bin it shows nothing? Yet it indicates that you have 2 deleted files??

    Try deleting another file and then emptying the Recycle bin.
     
  6. Rollin' Rog

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    Thanks Phil, didn't know that!

    Bill, if you can't open it or see deleted files when it is open, try this:

    Start > Run: cmd and at the command prompt enter:

    rd /s e:\recycler

    Then reboot and save another file to it.
     
  7. mac the fork

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    hello and nos da

    My new External Hard Disc Drive (E:/) contains a read-only folder called RECYCLER too.

    How did it get onto this drive, and is it necessary to have it?

    Is not the Recycle bin (on C:/) sufficient? If I want to delete files from E:/ I simply drag them to the C:/Desktop/Reycle/trashbin in any case. So what is the logic behind this RECYCLER folder?

    mac
     
  8. pllobell

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    The RECYCLER folder is the recycle bin. The recycle bin on your desktop is simply a shortcut to all the RECYCLER folders in your computer. If you have a C:\ D:\ and E:\, your recycle bin shows the contents of C:\RECYCLER D:\RECYCLER and E:\RECYCLER. Having these RECYCLER folders on each drive saves the OS from having to copy a deleted file or folder from any other drive to the C:\ drive.

    I hope that helps explain the RECYCLER folders for you.
     
  9. 1101doc

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    If you right click the main recycle bin and choose properties, it is possible to 'Configure Drives Independently." Should you choose that option, you can set the size for any drive to that which you prefer--including zero. It is also possible to bypass the Recycle bin entirely by checking the box for "Do not move files to the recycle bin..." in the tab for any drive.
     
  10. mac the fork

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    Much obliged folks, thanks.
     
  11. The_Oracle

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    most certainly a malware infection.

    post a HijackThis log and wait for an authorized member (yellow shield) to deal with it..


    Download HijackThis to your desktop

    * Double click on HijackThis on your Desktop
    * Then click on Unzip
    * It will install to Program files by default
    * Then Click Start>>>Run type C:\Program Files click OK
    * Look for a folder called HijackThis
    * Double click on it
    * On the right you will see a Icon of Dynamite with plunger
    * Double click on the Icon
    * Click on Icon and choose "scan system and save a logfile" usually in notepad
    * Copy and Paste the logfile in your next post
    * Using Ctrl+A to copy All and Ctrl+C to copy and Ctrl+V to paste.
     
  12. mac the fork

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    The_Oracle says:

    have i misunderstood something? or are you talking to someone else? (i had a subscription email)

    many thanks.
     
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