Recycler Folder

  anniesboy68 16:10 23 Feb 2007

I have suddenly started getting files in my recycle bin that I have not deposited there. A few times its been a "RB4" file which I have deleted, and now another has appeared also, a "RB20" file. The source is C\:RECYCLER and the value of the file/s is O [zero]. Has anyone got any ideas of why this has suddenly started, and what is the folder "RECYCLER" ? please

  VoG II 16:12 23 Feb 2007

It is your Recycle Bin.

  anniesboy68 16:22 23 Feb 2007

VOG, thanks for that. However, what are these files RB4 etc, where are they comming from, and how are they getting in there?

  anniesboy68 16:36 23 Feb 2007

I should mention that they are both .tmp files

  Jackcoms 16:44 23 Feb 2007

"I should mention that they are both .tmp files"

You've answered your own question then.

They're temporary files which Windows produces all the time.

They don't serve any useful long-term purpose and a lot disappear when you shut down your PC.

Forget about them.

  uesquebeathus 16:59 23 Feb 2007

Recycler can be a folder created by a virus/trojan trackingcookie.207, .Atdmt, .Ru4, .Liveperson.
the only reference to the files are used in Game cheats software, which are often used to infect gullable computer users. sorry
start your computer up in Safe Mode then run your Antivirus or download a trial of AVG-Antispyware

  anniesboy68 17:56 26 Feb 2007

And where is this RECYCLER folder, because I cannot find it. It is listed as a folder to scan with Virgins PC Guard, but thats the only mention!!

  VoG II 18:00 26 Feb 2007

You may need to enable viewing of hidden files and folders:

1. Click Start.
2. Click My Computer.
3. Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
4. Select the View Tab.
5. Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders.
6. Click Yes to confirm.
7. Uncheck the Hide file extensions for known file types.
8. Click OK.

Search for Hidden Files
By default, the Search companion does not search for hidden files. Because of this, you may be unable to find files, even though they exist on the drive.

To search for hidden or system files in Windows XP:

Click Start, click Search, click All files and folders, and then click More advanced options.

Click to select the Search hidden files and folders check boxes.

  anniesboy68 19:35 26 Feb 2007

Vog..thanks, all done! AB68

  anniesboy68 16:04 01 Mar 2007

Am still getting these RBxx.tmp files appearing in the recycle bin. I've not put them there!!!!
Wonder why they've started appearing?

  VoG II 16:11 01 Mar 2007

PC Guard? click here

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