1.    1 Week Ago #1
    Join Date : Nov 2017
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    I have inherited a Recycler folder that I cannot remove


    Hi, I have created a bit of a quandary for myself; it's almost as if I have contracted a virus of my own doing. I was inspecting some files from an old flash drive and so I copied them to my "junk" drive on my desktop. However, I inadvertently included the Recycler folder from the flash drive, and now I cannot remove it or any of the files contained therein. I have tried the following things:

    1. Choose As Administrator during the deletion process -- I am told to remove the write protection.
    2. Reboot in Safe Mode -- the Recycler folder is not visible.
    3. Change attributes to be read/writeable. No luck.

    We're just talking about four small files in one of those S-1-5-etc. folders under Recycler, but still, it kind of offends me that it is there and that I can't seem to do anything about it.

    Any ideas?


    Rick A.
    Pleasanton CA
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  2.    1 Week Ago #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 870
    Windows 10 Home

    Try command prompt (admin) and type -
    RD /S /Q <Path of the Folder> or DEL /F /Q /A <File Path> (single file)

    eg: RD /S /Q C:\Users\UserName\Desktop\JunkFolder
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  3.    1 Week Ago #3
    Join Date : Nov 2017
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thank you very much, Mr. Geek. Simultaneous to your suggestion, I was also advised to simply drag the Recycler folder to the Desktop icon. I never would have thought to do that, but it worked! Sometimes it's the simplest things...
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