How come my system says %Recycle.bin is using up lots of space and can I delete it?

by on February 28, 2010

Q: I noticed today when using a utility that I have a huge volume of space being consumed by something called “%Recycle.bin”. AVG also has a “$……” on the machine. Is this a cache and regardless can I safely delete all of it?


One Response to “How come my system says %Recycle.bin is using up lots of space and can I delete it?”
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    That is probably reserved space for your Recycle bin. Right click on the recycle bin and choose properties to change the amount of size reserved for deleted files.

    I suggest you don’t delete any of those files. If you want to clean things up, use ccleaner:

    http://www.ccleaner.com/