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Subject: Re: Are the "system volume information" and "recycled" folders real?

Re: Are the "system volume information" and "recycled" folders real?

From: Doover <>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 07:33:57 +0100

Hello Aman,

Tuesday, May 13, 2003, 1:10:45 AM, you wrote:

AS> Hi, all.
AS> I'm using Windows XP pro, Rockbox 2.0, and a USB 2.0 controller
AS> on an Archos 6000 (original player), running version 4.53 of the Archos
AS> firmware in ROM. When I access the disk using the explorer, I see two
AS> folders, one being called "system volume information", and one being
AS> called "recycled". They are both on my HD as well as the Archos. I'd
AS> like to know, first, if these folders are taking up space (they don't
AS> seem to be), but I do wonder. Secondly, are they real folders? That is,
AS> I didn't put them there, and don't use them. I tried deleting both,
AS> getting an error that someone else was using the folders, despite the
AS> fact that my system has no other user account and the drive is not
AS> accessible over the network. Is it possible that these are simply
AS> shortcuts that appear in the explorer while having no real existence?
AS> Thanks for any help, all.
AS> Aman

They usually show up when you delete things from
your archos with XP.

They don't seem to do much harm or take much if
any space, so I don't bother deleting 'em.

However, if you feel the burning need to try
delete them, you'll need to log in as adminstrator
in safe mode, do this on boot up by hitting... err
F8, should give you a list of boot modes Safe mode
(administrator) be what your after, this should
allow you to delete em.

.... I wouldn't delete them off your computers
HD's though.

Also you'll probably find they re-appear.

Received on 2003-05-13

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