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Restoring from Recycler

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Trevkal, Oct 16, 2008.

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  1. Trevkal

    Trevkal Thread Starter

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    I recently found an old hard drive of mine and noticed that there is a hidden folder called C:/RECYCLER. In it there are 8 subfolders with the recycle bin icon labeled S-1-15-21 ****** (a whole string of numbers and letters). This folder is about 8g in size. I suspected that there are a lot of old files and pictures that I might want from these folders. My question is: How do I see inside these RECYCLER files? Can I restore items from these files?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jack Hackett

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    Open the recycle bin to see what the files are ;)
     
  3. Trevkal

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    Hi Jeff,

    Thanks for replying. Looking into the Recycle Bin is obvious. I did that. It is empty. In addition, before posting my query I spent about an hour on google trying to see if anyone had posted something similar (google search = restoring from recycler folder). There are lots of posts about deleting things from the RECYCLER (which is DIFFERENT from the Recycle Bin) but nothing on viewing the files.

    So, can someone help me view what is in my c:/RECYCLER folder?
    Thanks.
     
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