Stupid Question #98: What is $RECYCLE.BIN ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by iHateMacs, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2008
    Coventry, UK
    I have searched google and here and only get generic references or links to Windows.

    I was trying out the WhatSize app to see where all my space is going when I noticed 25gb used in $RECYCLE.BIN on my desktop.

    My Trashcan is empty.

    Hmm ... while typing this I am just wondering if this is a throwback to a Parallels/Windows installation?

    Can someone confirm this is just a leftover from Windows and nothing to do with OSX?

  2. soundguy15 macrumors member


    Dec 9, 2009
    It occurred when you deleted something in windows and didn't empty the trash can. Just delete the file.

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