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

01 Nov 2011   #21

Windows 7 Professional Edition 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxseven View Post

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).
It does but doesn't actually appear when connected to the TV through the blu-ray player.

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01 Nov 2011   #22

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

For what its worth, as near as I can tell my various USB thumb drives don't have the hidden recycle bin folder but my two USB external hard drives do. Size related?
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01 Nov 2011   #23

Windows 7 32 bit

It is a weird thing. I use drives in USB docking stations. Even if I set them to not use the Recycle Bin, and empty my recycle bin for my system drive, when I scan with Malwarebytes it always shows scanning the recycle bin. Not just saying "scanning recycle bin" and nothing being there. It shows funky file names while doing it. Kinda' strange.
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01 Nov 2011   #24

Windows 7 Professional Edition 64-bit

My USB thumb drives don't get added to the properties of the Recycle Bin either (when right clicking the icon on the desktop) whereas the external drives do. The external drives are USB powered too...not from the mains. It's a bit of a head scratcher this one.
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01 Nov 2011   #25

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oprez View Post
It's a bit of a head scratcher this one.
You said a mouthful!

My 32Gb USB NTFS stick does not have a $RECYCLE.BIN. Nor does my portable USB drive (spinner, 18Gb) but it's formatted FAT32.

What is striking to me is that when I look at Explorer using Tiles, all of my USB-pluggable spinners appear together with the fixed "Hard Disk Drives", and at least the NTFS ones have $RECYCLE.BINs, but the flash drives appear exclusively as "Devices with Removable Storage" and don't have $RECYCLE.BINs. And all of these appear together as one happy family under the same "Disk drives" category in Device Manager, including that the Kingston flash stick uses the same driver as the FreeAgent spinner!

I do wonder how Windows knows to treat them differently (maybe it. Again, I want to hear back from Corazon who said his USB spinner(s) don't have $RECYCLE.BINs???

P.S. In Device Mgr I see under the Volumes tab that the USB Stick w/no RECYCLE.BIN is shown as Type: Removable, and the FreeAgent spinner is shown as Type: Basic. This must be the key though I don't know how these types are established...
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01 Nov 2011   #26

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

The devices themselves probably provide this information when queried by the mass storage driver...

Though as was mentioned, the line between thumb drive and USB mounted spinner in size, performance and use is getting thin these days :)
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01 Nov 2011   #27

Windows 7 32 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
The devices themselves probably provide this information when queried by the mass storage driver...
It would be interesting if anyone has USB key plugged in, look in device manager and see if it gives the performance write cache option. My docking station drives have it as an option.
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01 Nov 2011   #28

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

The Recycle Bin only stores files deleted from hard drives, not from removable media, such as flash drives, memory cards and floppy disks. Nor does it store files deleted from network drives... That is the reason why USB thumb drives which are solid state devices do not have Recycle Bin.

I have never used a SSD, so I am not sure whether a SSD will have a Recycle Bin or not. I assume they have been built to have a Recycle Bin because they work like a fast HDD.
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01 Nov 2011   #29
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

$RECYCLE.BIN Folder keeps reappearing...-cache.png
I have the caching option on this 32GB USB flash drive. I also have a USB spinner and several other flash drives, none of which have the $RECYCLE.bin on them

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01 Nov 2011   #30

Windows 7 32 bit

Hmm, maybe it's a coding hack to make it easier to implement the stuff. That's all I can figure.
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