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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-28-2010, 04:03 AM - Thread Starter
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Hey everyone...

I've got XP home and during a recent defrag, I saw a .wmv file (can't remember the name) that's ~2gb in size. I want to get rid of this thing but as much as I try locating it, I can't find it!!

I did a windoz search using the " search hidden files" option but no luck.
I didn't even think I was supposed to have a $RECYCLE.BIN folder in XP. Just thought that was for Vista and 7???

When I open windoz explorer, I see $RECYCLE.BIN kind of hazed out. I can open it and it has some directories in it but doesnt seem like there's anything in them. When I right click/properties $RECYCLE.BIN, sure enough it's !2.9gb in size.

How do I manage this beast???

I don't use the recycle bin via options in windows explorer. It's empty.

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You could try installing CCleaner and see what that'll let you delete...


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re enable recycle bin, turn recycle bin short cut back on, empty the recycle bin, that should delete it, then disable the recycle bin again

on a side note if you add an external drive, you will need to disable recycle bin for that drive

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You could try installing CCleaner and see what that'll let you delete...
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re enable recycle bin, turn recycle bin short cut back on, empty the recycle bin, that should delete it, then disable the recycle bin again

on a side note if you add an external drive, you will need to disable recycle bin for that drive
Thx guys. I run CCleaner regularly, but in the basic mode saving a few important cookies and cleaning my registry.

I'll try enabling recycle bin when I get home from work.

Thx again

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re enable recycle bin, turn recycle bin short cut back on, empty the recycle bin, that should delete it, then disable the recycle bin again

on a side note if you add an external drive, you will need to disable recycle bin for that drive
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For future situations, this is a great program to use to find big files on your hard drive:
http://windirstat.info/

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