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Windows 7: Recycle bin location on multi drive PC

08 Sep 2013   #1

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
Recycle bin location on multi drive PC

I have a custom built tower PC
Win_7 x64 bit

Drive "C" = SSD for OS and programs only
Drive "D' = internal HHD data only

Desktop > Recycle Bin > RClick > Properties ...
... lists both drives "C" and "D"

My concern is that deleted files/folders are assigned to "C"
Can recycle bin be located in "D" drive ?
I am trying to keep my SSD as "uncluttered" as possible
I have also noticed all external HDD have a hidden "recycle-bin"
Can items be recovered from that "phantom" folder ? Or is it just a mirage. ?
When I reformated a thumb drive to NTFS it auto created a hidden "Recycle Bin" on the thumb drive.

Thank you :)

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08 Sep 2013   #2

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's

W7 creates a recycle bin on each hdd as default. This link well give you additional info.

Change the Recycle Bin settings
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08 Sep 2013   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

I just avoid using the recycle bin most of the time by using SHIFT/DELETE, which deletes files without sending them to the recycle bin. Of course, I do have to be absolutely certain that I wanted it deleted because there is no recovery from that one.
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10 Sep 2013   #4

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)

Thank you both for your responses :)

Thought I was onto a new idea
I can live with Recycle Bin as it is
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