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Kudos0

$RECYCLE.BIN and SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION

when i open both my drives, i saw these two folders, i tried to delete it but it can't..

scanned the drives with norton, but norton can't sense it as a virus.. 

is this a virus or not? is it dangerous?.. what should i do with it??? how do i remove it?

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Kudos0

Re: $RECYCLE.BIN and SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION

when i open both my drives, i saw these two folders, i tried to delete it but it can't..

scanned the drives with norton, but norton can't sense it as a virus.. 

is this a virus or not? is it dangerous?.. what should i do with it??? how do i remove it?

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Kudos4 Stats

Re: $RECYCLE.BIN and SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION

These folders are not virus or malware, you are safe to go. $RECYCLE.BIN folder appears on the computer by its design- system file and cannot be deleted permanently. It works as a part of recycle bin in your desktop. To make this disappear, go to Tools > Folder Options > View and uncheck “Hide protected operating system files”. System Volume Information is where windows system restore files are located. If you do not want to use this folder then disable System Restore.


Yogesh

Kudos2 Stats

Re: $RECYCLE.BIN and SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION

Also, if you are not clear on what a file or folder is or does, do not try to delete it.  This is especially true of Windows system files and program files.  You can easily cripple your system and prevent it from being able to boot up.  Rule of thumb for non-experts:  Don't delete any file that you did not create yourself.

Kudos0

Re: $RECYCLE.BIN and SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION

thank you so much. at least now i know..

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