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    $recycle.bin


    For some reason, all 4 drives on my PC now have a $RECYCLE.BIN folder at the top of the files list. This first appeared within the last 7 days (it's now July 1st 2013). Should I be worried?
    Fiona

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    All drives/partitions should have a $recycle bin. That's where deleted files from that drive/partition go. They are permanently deleted when you empty the recycle bin.

    Normally you don't see it. Did you make a change in Folder Options / View tab to show protected operating system files (uncheck it)?

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    Last edited by Brink; 01 Jul 2013 at 14:17. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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    Posts : 2
    Win 8


    Not consciously, Rich, but thanks to you, I now know how to hide them again.
    Fiona
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