i just discovered XP super hidden files..... out comes a hidden RECYCLER folder on my c: containing 5.6 gigs of who knows what... it doesn't look like it will let me delete it and i have no idea what these files that are in this folder are or where they came from. 1) why can't i delete them? 2) why is there something there in the first place? 3) how can i delete it? i think these super hidden files are for recovering, but i understand that a lot of stuff gets left behind and are useless, like temp internet files/records etc.... can anyone shed more light on how i can get my 5 gigs back from xp? thanks!