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


28 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional Edition 64-bit
 
 
$RECYCLE.BIN Folder keeps reappearing...

...on my external hard drive. And it's annoying to say the least. I'm using Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and I have the hard drive in question set to bypass the recycle bin in the recycle bin properties. But that folder keeps getting recreated. I know I can hide it from view on the computer but I use the external hard drive for watching videos on TV. It's connected through the blu-ray player. So that's where it shows up...in the folders on the drive when looking at em on the TV. Is there any way to get rid of this folder or stop it from being created? I've used the drive without this issue occurring when copying files to the drive with an XP computer but can't seem to stop it happening with Windows 7.

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29 Oct 2011   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

an interesting note, recycle bin is on every drive you hook to the computer. Windows recreates recycle bin when it is deleted on one of these drives. But How else do you plan on deleting items on the HDD without a recycle (or trash) bin?

Could you post a pic of what you are talking about, where recycle bin shows? i wouldn't try to delete the recycle bin myself, it is a system protected file.
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29 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Happens to me and my portable hdd.. Just don't click on the file when on your tv lol does no harm.

I wouldn't even consider it a minor inconvenience lol.

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29 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

I'm pretty sure $RECYCLE.BIN isn't supposed to be created on a removable disk...so this surprises me, actually...
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30 Oct 2011   #5

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
I'm pretty sure $RECYCLE.BIN isn't supposed to be created on a removable disk...so this surprises me, actually...
No, it is very much supposed to be created there, as windows creates it on every hdd, everytime, wether external or internal
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30 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Then I'd love to know why $RECYCLE.BIN in fact never appears on my USB stick or external HD, which are both formatted to NTFS (if that matters)...not that I'm complaining about it, mind you...
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30 Oct 2011   #7

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

its a hidden file, which links back to your recycle bin on the desktop. nothing is stored in this recycle bin (usually)

@2008: Where's the Recycle Bin on my USB Drive?
@2008: Recycle Bin on External Hard Drive - Windows-XP-General-Discussion - Windows-XP

Bit more explaination @2008: neatnettricks :: View topic - Does an external hard drive hava a "recycle bin?"

Another link to an explaination @2006-10: External hard drive has recycle bin--how to access? - CNET Storage Forums

Even better explaination @2010: Has Windows 7 cancelled the Recycle Bin feature of my external USB - Microsoft Answers

Most of these are older explainations, apparently people don't ask too much about them on newer windows oses. But I don't think much has changed in the recycle bin's functionality

guarantee that if you mess with your hdd in the way oprez has, you'll experience the same problem
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30 Oct 2011   #8

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Confirmed, it reapears.
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30 Oct 2011   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Just go into folder properties and check the checkbox "Hide protected OS files" you'll never have to be annoyed by this folder again.
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30 Oct 2011   #10

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
Then I'd love to know why $RECYCLE.BIN in fact never appears on my USB stick or external HD, which are both formatted to NTFS (if that matters)...not that I'm complaining about it, mind you...
I have a USB stick attached to this computer, NTFS also, and no $RECYCLE.BIN either. Yes, I have tried exposing same by un-checking "Hide protected OS".

I observe also that this removeable drive does not appear in Recycle Bin as a selectable option i.e. it HAS NO recycle bin.

Apparently removeable drives should not/do not have Recycle bins? And so the OP's problem is that the PC doesn't think it's removeable? Maybe a BIOS setting i.e. perhaps it is an eSATA drive, or Firewire or something?

I need to read all of DustSailor's links...
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