Windows 10: cannot get rid of recycle binned files made under different os Solved

  1.    24 Nov 2015 #1

    cannot get rid of recycle binned files made under different os

    got a new win10 machine and plugging in an old win 7 data drive (as data drive).
    was doing an anti-virus scan and noticed that it's scanning files from that data drive that were already deleted when still under win 7 (as in thrown into recycle bin). they don't show up on the win 10 recycle bin. is there any way to delete those files without reconnecting that drive back to the win 7 machine or something tedious like that?

    unhid system files and tried to unmark the folder as read only and deleting it.. no joy with the unmarking and deleting. disk cleanup didn't do anything either.


    nevermind. rebooted and deleted ok. not sure why it worked. maybe because the drives have different drive labels under different os and vlc was playing something in a different harddisk that had the same drive label in old win 7 as this drive in win 10?
    Last edited by pzhndal; 24 Nov 2015 at 06:03.
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