Windows 10: Is it safe to delete those "Where are my files" Icons? And how?

Discus and support Is it safe to delete those "Where are my files" Icons? And how? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Apologies if this is the wrong thread, I couldn't decide which sub-forum was best suited, so please move as needed. These Icons are OneDrive icons, but... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by purplenate26, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. Is it safe to delete those "Where are my files" Icons? And how?


    Apologies if this is the wrong thread, I couldn't decide which sub-forum was best suited, so please move as needed. These Icons are OneDrive icons, but I disabled OneDrive via Group Policy. So now these Icons sit around doing nothing. I was wondering if I should right click and delete and if that would be safe or if that would lead to interesting situations. Or is there some checkbox to turn off those blue Icons? See screenshot. It's in my Documents folder too.


    Is it safe to delete those "Where are my files" Icons?  And how? [​IMG]


    :)
     
    purplenate26, Nov 18, 2018
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  2. temp02 Win User

    Can I delete this unknown file safely?

    Well then simply erase (Shift + Del) the $RECYCLE.BIN folder of that drive, I just find it odd that Windows doesn't pick up the drive's recycle bin when you connect it.
    And yes it's completely safe to delete the whole $RECYCLE.BIN folder, it wont affect any of the other files/folders on the drive, and whenever you delete (Del) another file it will be re-created.
     
    temp02, Nov 18, 2018
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  3. Tommygunn Win User
    Can I delete this unknown file safely?

    I'm currently tidying up my external Western Digital HD and I ran Treesize to see where everything is.
    I came upon the highlighted file and sub files, below, which is hidden, but I wish to get rid of it as it contains 20Gb of data.
    It contains files, such as films, which I had previously deleted and which I thought had gone but which appear to have gone to some hidden deleted file.
    I presume it would be safe to delete this whole file and sub file via the Treesize application without it affecting all the stuff I want kept on the HD?

    Tom.


    Is it safe to delete those "Where are my files" Icons?  And how? HDUsage.jpg
     
    Tommygunn, Nov 18, 2018
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  4. Nergal Win User

    Is it safe to delete those "Where are my files" Icons? And how?

    App for deleting files while being used by another process...

    Most of the time, booting in safe mode, as administrator, will enable you to remove those files (maps).

    however, there are some programs out there to do just whatyou ask, I once found one after some searching on google. So either try my suggestion, or in fact search on google perhaps?

    "Force delete" will bring up enough info on this.
     
    Nergal, Nov 18, 2018
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