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

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

  1. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a

    iHateMacs

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    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?

    Thanks
     
  2. soundguy15 macrumors member

    soundguy15

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

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