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Old 10-13-2010, 01:52 PM   #1
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Find contents from recyle bin that were put into one folder yesterday , name unknown


Recently I did a System Mechanics clean-up of invalid and other misc files. The files were moved to the recycle bin, but I couldn't open a file individually while it was in the recyle bin in order to double check whether or not I wanted to perminently delete it. I then selected all items and moved them to a single folder hoping to open it later to review the individual files. Unfortunately, I don't know the folder name or what part of the computer this folder was moved to.

Is there a way I can find this new folder, name unknown, that was created on 10-12-10? I'm sure it's taking up valuable space in my computer and I want to permently delete the unwanted items individually and not as a whole batch.

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Old 10-13-2010, 02:09 PM   #2
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You can use find to find this directory:

Code:
find <dir_to_start_search> -type d -ctime -2 -ctime +1
That should find all directories that have a creation time between 1 and 2 days ago.

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