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    System Volume Information and $RECYCLE.BIN folders


    dears i need help
    i have those folders on both C: and E: partition on my laptop ,i tried all the step on your thread :

    antivirus-protection-117/if-you-have-infection-issues-start-here-first

    and i still cant get rid of those folders ,any helpful suggestions ,
    appreciate your support .
    am desperate

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    Those 2 folders aren't supposed to be removed....they are SYSTEM folders required by the OS.
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    Originally Posted by DonR
    Those 2 folders aren't supposed to be removed....they are SYSTEM folders required by the OS.
    am sorry but i have to disagree with you ,they weren't there ,i got them after i used an infected flash memory on my laptop , the system volume information folder is locked and un accesible ,and once i delete the recycler.bin (it is not recycle bin ) folder it will be generated out of no where ,
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    Originally Posted by jamjam2
    am sorry but i have to disagree with you ,they weren't there ,i got them after i used an infected flash memory on my laptop , the system volume information folder is locked and un accesible ,and once i delete the recycler.bin (it is not recycle bin ) folder it will be generated out of no where ,
    And I disagree with you. They ARE system folders and they ARE required.

    However you can:
    - Tell Windows to remove restore points stored in System Volume Information (via System Restore)
    - Tell Windows to not use a recycle bin for that drive (via your Recycle Bin's Properties)
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    Just to add, there is a big difference between $RECYCLE.BIN folder and recycler.bin that you just added in your "I disagree" post.

    $RECYCLE.BIN is a system folder, while recycler.bin could very well be part of some malware or virus plaguing your system.

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    • requinix agrees : I did not see that extra "r" in there. good catch

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