Force Recycle Bins To Empty For Every User On A System

If you have multiple user accounts on your Windows computer and are running low on space, you can easily empty the recycling bin for all users with a single command line, assuming your user account has administrator privileges.

Tech blog Cybernet News shares these commands to empty all user's recycling bins on the local machine:

  • For Windows 7 or Server 2008 enter this command:

    rd /s c:\$Recycle.Bin

  • For Windows XP, Vista, or Server 2003 enter this command:

    rd /s c:\recycler

Of course, if you're hard drive is not listed as the C:\ drive you'll need to use the drive letter that hosts your Windows installation.

Forcefully Empty the Recycle Bin for All Users in Windows [Cybernet News]


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