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HELP! how to remove these red icons?


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Allocate 15 (or more) files on your D drive with random file names. This will overwrite those file entries held in the MFT. You can then delete the files you created. Of course you will still have the random file names shown, and they may possibly have red icons, but the old file names would have gone.

A larger number of files can be wiped by running CCleaners Drive Wiper Wipe Free Space, which does the same thing but replaces the file names with ugly ZZZ.ZZ concoctions.

These methods will overwrite all the deleted file names, not just those with red icons. Use of the D drive will tend to overwrite those file names anyway, but you'll still get red icons from time to time.

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