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Windows 7: External Hard Drives Wake Up When I Empty Recycle Bin

19 Feb 2012   #1
Brantorrent

Windos 7 Ultimate 32 Bit
 
 
External Hard Drives Wake Up When I Empty Recycle Bin

I currently have 4 external hard drives connected to my computer. I have each of them set to sleep after an hour of inactivity. However, if I am using the computer, they stay asleep, until I delete something; anything. Any time I send something to the recycle bin, all four of my external hard drives wake up.

I would like for this not to happen. I already went to the Recycle Bin Properties and set each external hard drive to "Don't move files to the recycle bin. Remove files immediately when deleted" thinking that it would quit checking them for deleted files.

I would much appreciate any help on how to prevent these external hard drives from turning on when I delete files off of my computer. And just to be clear, I am NOT deleting files that are on the externals, they are files that are on the Computer.

I use these forums a lot when I have a question, but I have never had the need to post before, so this is my first post. If this is in the incorrect sub-forum, I apologize.


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15 Jul 2012   #2
p1nky

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have EXACTLY the same issue, it's unfortunate no one replied to this

I also set all my drives to "Don't move files to the recycle bin. Remove files immediately when deleted" and everytime I delete a file anywhere ALL external my drives wake up

Is there really no way around this? Is no one else having this issue? Does no one else have an external drive attached to his PC that he wants to sleep while idle? Why is Windows checking ALL the RECYCLE.BIN folders on ALL drives when I delete a file on ONE drive?

It would be really great if someone knew something about this, preferrably some way around this, so the drives can stay asleep when I do not intend to access them but just delete a file on a different drive.
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15 Jul 2012   #3
win7newuser

windowns 7 64 bit
 
 

I think what is happening is that whenever you have something like an external drive that is connected to a main system, it is going to "wake-up" whenever your system is doing something major, like emptying files or folders.

I have one as well but I have never had this happen, however, I haven't paid attention to it either!
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