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Thread: How to really get rid of RECYCLER and "System volume Information" folders? (Not only turn off feature)

  1. #1
    Sebastian Kaist Guest

    How to really get rid of RECYCLER and "System volume Information" folders? (Not only turn off feature)

    As well known WinXP users can turn off the features

    a) System Restore points
    in Control Panel -> System -> System Restore -> Monitoring="off"

    b) Moving files to RECYCLER bin
    with right click on RECYCLE BIN icon -> Properties -> Turn off

    However even after I turned off these festures the folders

    - "RECYCLER"
    and
    - "System volume Information"

    still exists (empty, with no files inside) on the partitions.

    They are not deleteable through "del" command from command line because they are system files.

    When I try to switch the attributes by a command:

    attrib -s "System Volume information"

    then I got a reply:
    Not resetting hidden file - G:\System Volume Information

    When I enter:

    attrib -s -h "System Volume information"

    I got:
    Access denied - S:\System Volume information

    So how else can I PERMANENTLY get rid of these f***ing folders?

    Sebastian


  2. #2
    Zebby Guest

    Re: How to really get rid of RECYCLER and "System volume Information" folders? (Not only turn off feature)

    You can't delete them because by default you don't have access rights.
    Right click the folder, go to 'Sharing and security...' > Security tab > add
    the user that you are logged on as (will need admin rights) and give
    yourself 'Full control'

  3. #3
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange] Guest
    I'm not sure, sorry. I'm replying only because I'm very curious as to why
    you would want to do this.

    Why do they bother you so much? They take up hardly any space at all, if
    any. They also won't degrade your systems performance because you've turned
    such features off.

    WYSWYG. If you did manage to remove them somehow, they'd be "reinstalled"
    when you reboot.

    Got Google? Do a search on "protected system file" and do some reading,
    please.

  4. #4
    Etal Guest

    Re: How to really get rid of RECYCLER and "System volume Information"folders? (Not only turn off feature)

    To be able to get rid off the 'System Volume
    Information'-folder install Windows on a FAT32-formatted volume.
    It deletes without objection there when monitoring's been turned off.

    ( Testing with having the files getting deleted directly. While
    the folder 'Recycled' is deletable it gets recreated when
    deleting a file even if it stays empty.
    I want to have the failsafe of the recycle-bin so after the
    test i've unchecked the box again so objects will be moved to
    Recycle Bin again. OTOH, i'd like the option to turn off
    delete-confirmation when emptying the bin just like i have for,
    and have done for, when i delete objects in the first place (i.e.
    move the objects to the bin). )

  5. #5
    Etal Guest

    Re: How to really get rid of RECYCLER and "System volume Information"folders? (Not only turn off feature)

    Why what?
    You mean, why the OP had without explaining so rudely set a
    'followup-to'-header, so (silently) redirecting the replies to
    m.p.w.help_and_support while excluding m.p.w.general where
    he/she/it also saw fit to post the original message?

    I have absolutely no idea.

  6. #6
    ushere Guest

    Re: How to really get rid of RECYCLER and "System volume Information"folders? (Not only turn off feature)

    all i read was the subject, and couldn't help but wonder why.... i now
    gather the op was a headbanger (gender immaterial nowadays).

    i would suggest he wipe his system drive at the same time.

  7. #7
    vanessa Guest

    Re: How to really get rid of RECYCLER and "System volume Informati

    Well.....

    I think it's the OP problem, feels those folders kinda irritating to see.

    However if you have something there which somehow can't be removed after you
    turn off System Restore and you need to remove it(them??) ( viruses, etc )
    this link may help you

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