windows7 can delete the contained of c:\$Recycle.Bin

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi

    i'm running windows 7
    and i can't delete the contained of c:\$Recycle.Bin

    i used the ccleaner and other ways , restore points...

    inside c:\$Recycle.Bin there is c:\$Recycle.Bin S-1-5-21-2594508308-366881178-1179055035-1000

    with many tree folder named for example $RQF98EU

    inside these free folder there are old Sandboxies folders

    i can't delete them
    i can 't delete from windows 7
    i can't delete from xp
    i used rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin
    but i got access denied
    tried
    how can i do it ?
    thanks

    cheers
     
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    Did you do the same for all hard drives on your machine?

    Have you tried creating a new user and seeing if the problem can be sorted from there?
     
  5. mantra

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    no , should i do with all my partitions?

    no i did not

    but with a tool like file assasin should it work or could damage the windows 7 system?
     
  6. Robin A.

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    Reduce the recycle bin size to zero.
     
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    Try in Safe Mode
     
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    Hi,

    You need to take full ownership of each individual folder, subfolder and file and then change permission to 'full control' for each individual folder, subfolder and file. Even then you may have difficulty gaining full access (if you accidentally miss a file or there is any corruption of data etc)

    The easier solution which I used last time I had this problem a couple of years ago was to boot using a LiveCD of Linux to overide Windows administrator permissions and delete offending files/folders.
     
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  10. mantra

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    i was able to delete using ubuntu
    but it created a folder .Trash-1000 with the same contents ,again impossible to deleteo_O o_O
     
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    Hi,

    When you run a livecd nothing should be stored on hdd after a restart, unless you configured a save area. Have you rebooted to Win7? There is no trash folder yes?
     
  14. mantra

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    i have ubuntu installed on my pc
    so i did not use a live cd

    by the way thanks to all !


    ps. does someone notice inside c:\$Recycle.Bin created by sandboxie ?
     
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