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Windows 7: $RECYCLE.BIN Folder keeps reappearing...

30 Oct 2011   #11
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Those are older links, perhaps things have changed, I don't know. I didn't think USB had recycle bins, but I did think removable HDDs did. I could always be wrong. I don't feel like searching myself, but I do notice in disk cleanup all of my drives have their own recycle bin (none are removable), if that is any indication that drives have recycle bins or not.

also, I notice I cannot do the same for my USB (disk cleanup)


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30 Oct 2011   #12
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

It depends how an external storage device represents itself to Windows which determines whether a recycle bin folder is placed on the device.
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30 Oct 2011   #13
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
It depends how an external storage device represents itself to Windows which determines whether a recycle bin folder is placed on the device.
And that means...what exactly?

The OP needs a way to tell Windows not to put the folder onto the drive, so that it doesn't appear on his BD player menu (i.e. hiding it in Windows doesn't help him).
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30 Oct 2011   #14
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxseven View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
It depends how an external storage device represents itself to Windows which determines whether a recycle bin folder is placed on the device.
And that means...what exactly?

The OP needs a way to tell Windows not to put the folder onto the drive, so that it doesn't appear on his BD player menu (i.e. hiding it in Windows doesn't help him).
What I'm saying is I don't think that it is possible. Perhaps there is a windows recycle bin expert that comes around and proves me wrong, but until then, gunna have to live with the way windows set things up, bro. logic got it right, it does depend on how hardware represents itself to windows in determining wether or not you get recycle binned or not
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31 Oct 2011   #15
oprez

Windows 7 Professional Edition 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for all the responses guys. I've thrown in the towel on this one. It never happened when using with the XP machine so I'm putting it down to another quirk of the Windows 7 Operating System
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01 Nov 2011   #16
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

It's really simple - $RECYCLE.BIN will appear on fixed drives. It's never created on removable drives (meaning, those that Windows considers to be removable).

What puzzles me is why your external drive, which should be seen as a removable drive (and is, after all), isn't treated as such by Windows.
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01 Nov 2011   #17
oprez

Windows 7 Professional Edition 64-bit
 
 

It beats me too. It happens on every removable drive I've used and never happened with the same drives on XP.
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01 Nov 2011   #18
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
It's really simple - $RECYCLE.BIN will appear on fixed drives. It's never created on removable drives (meaning, those that Windows considers to be removable).

What puzzles me is why your external drive, which should be seen as a removable drive (and is, after all), isn't treated as such by Windows.
My experience matches oprez's. I just tried two external drives I have handy, one an eSATA and the other a USB. Both behave exactly the same:

1. If it has a $RECYCLE.BIN directory (only visible w/"Hide protected system files" unchecked), delete it
2. Disconnect and re-connect, no $RECYCLE.BIN
3. Delete something, anything, then $RECYCLE.BIN appears again
4. Try setting drive to "Don't move files to Recycle Bin. Remove immediately" in Recycle Bin properties and that doesn't help; a $RECYCLE.BIN is still created.

I'm not sure what to make of your counter-experience Corazon--this seems to work the same for all my W7 PCs (Home Premium).

I wonder too what the RECYCLER dir is about--maybe one has to delete an entry in there as well???
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01 Nov 2011   #19
oprez

Windows 7 Professional Edition 64-bit
 
 

maxseven...I've done all those things too and still it comes back. I also tried hooking it up in XP Mode on th 7 laptop to see if that would make any difference and the answer is...no it didn't.
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01 Nov 2011   #20
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Your issue fascinated me enough to Google some more on it, and I came-up with another thread right here that says "no solution":

Disable creation of $recycle.bin folder?

What is confusing of course is that Corazon doesn't have the $RECYCLE.BIN. I wonder what is different about his setup vs the-rest-of-the-world's.

P.S. I looked in the registry to see what I might find, and there were only some references to Windows Index fwiw.

P.P.S. My comment about RECYCLER is irrelevant--that one gets created when the drive is plugged into an XP machine (which I do too).
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