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Folder named share:\$recycle.bin\$rw2cql8\mail... ? WTF? [message #164268] Thu, 18 June 2009 21:09 Go to next message
nomailplease  is currently offline nomailplease  United States
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I've run into some (lots of!) funky Recycle Bin related files and
folders I can't seem to dispose of.

I have win2003 standalone server. Clients hook up by user/pass match
to shared drives. Server has a primary/system drive and a data drive
that all the shares are on.

I recently wrote a .bat file to xcopy all the files (including hidden
and system) from a shared drive to a backup device. As I was running
the .bat today, I noticed that it was Xcopying a slew of files that
started with the shared drive letter, then $recycle.bin in a format
like this:

z:\$recycle.bin\$rw2cql8\mail...

The "Z:" is the shared drive letter. Everything below the last folder
(e.g. \main in this sample) is clearly something that I deleted from
the drive in the past. The $recycle.bin\$rw2cql8 reference is a
surprise. Either way, those original files are long gone. The recycle
bin on the server is empty. There is a possibility that they were
deleted via a client using the share, but those recycle bins have also
been emptied. The server has been rebooted multiple times since those
files left town.

If I look at the hard drives, through the share or through the
physical drive, I don't see these folders. However, they are showing
up at the Command level when this .bat runs.

How do I purge these out? I can't seem to find where these phantom
files actually are stored.

Thanks,
Re: Folder named share:\$recycle.bin\$rw2cql8\mail... ? WTF? [message #164270 is a reply to message #164268] Thu, 18 June 2009 22:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dave Patrick  is currently offline Dave Patrick  United States
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Maybe this explains it.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/136517



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"+Bob+" wrote:
> I've run into some (lots of!) funky Recycle Bin related files and
> folders I can't seem to dispose of.
>
> I have win2003 standalone server. Clients hook up by user/pass match
> to shared drives. Server has a primary/system drive and a data drive
> that all the shares are on.
>
> I recently wrote a .bat file to xcopy all the files (including hidden
> and system) from a shared drive to a backup device. As I was running
> the .bat today, I noticed that it was Xcopying a slew of files that
> started with the shared drive letter, then $recycle.bin in a format
> like this:
>
> z:\$recycle.bin\$rw2cql8\mail...
>
> The "Z:" is the shared drive letter. Everything below the last folder
> (e.g. \main in this sample) is clearly something that I deleted from
> the drive in the past. The $recycle.bin\$rw2cql8 reference is a
> surprise. Either way, those original files are long gone. The recycle
> bin on the server is empty. There is a possibility that they were
> deleted via a client using the share, but those recycle bins have also
> been emptied. The server has been rebooted multiple times since those
> files left town.
>
> If I look at the hard drives, through the share or through the
> physical drive, I don't see these folders. However, they are showing
> up at the Command level when this .bat runs.
>
> How do I purge these out? I can't seem to find where these phantom
> files actually are stored.
>
> Thanks,
>
>
Re: Folder named share:\$recycle.bin\$rw2cql8\mail... ? WTF? [message #164295 is a reply to message #164270] Fri, 19 June 2009 11:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
nomailplease  is currently offline nomailplease  United States
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On Thu, 18 Jun 2009 20:20:30 -0600, "Dave Patrick"
<DSPatrick@nospam.gmail.com> wrote:

>Maybe this explains it.
>
>http://support.microsoft.com/kb/136517
>
>

Dave:

Are you suggesting that I use the procedures there to delete and
re-create the recycle bin? I didn't see anything specifically
mentioned the $recycle.bin\ names there.

Just making sure I didn't miss something subtle.
Re: Folder named share:\$recycle.bin\$rw2cql8\mail... ? WTF? [message #164324 is a reply to message #164295] Fri, 19 June 2009 22:30 Go to previous message
Dave Patrick  is currently offline Dave Patrick  United States
Messages: 560
Registered: July 2009
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No, just thought the naming convention might line up.


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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect


"+Bob+" wrote:
> Dave:
>
> Are you suggesting that I use the procedures there to delete and
> re-create the recycle bin? I didn't see anything specifically
> mentioned the $recycle.bin\ names there.
>
> Just making sure I didn't miss something subtle.
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