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Windows 7: $Recycle Bin - Using it on USB Drives and Network Storage.

02 Oct 2014   #1

windows 7 ultimate
$Recycle Bin - Using it on USB Drives and Network Storage.

HP Pavilion desktop and Laptop, same OS: Windows Home Premium 64bit

I use a Linksys Router on my Network Storage and Lots of std USB Attached Drives (seagate, fantoms,etc).
The USB's are attached to my Desktop and shared on the Laptop. if I go to the recycle Bin on the Desktop C: drive, only 2 drives are listed, the C: root drive and ONE and newest USB 4tb drive.

The network storage has a $Recycle Bin on it but saves no deleted files/folders and is empty. As the other drives but only the TWO drives listed on C: go to the Bin.

I would like ALL USB Drives AND Flash drives to go through the C: boot drives in case of mistakes.

I can't find any references on how to accomplish this or if it can be done.

And I don't know why the single seagate 4tb does and the others don't.

Any ideas?


I would like to utilize the C: drive Recycle Bin on all drives but when I deleter files, they do not appear

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Oct 2014   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

When a file or folder is deleted it goes to the $Recycle.Bin folder of the drive in question. This is fundamental to the way the recycle bin works and there is no provision made for changing it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Oct 2014   #3

windows 7 ultimate

ok fine.

1. Then why only ONE of the NINE attached? And only the newest one or last attached? Why is it not doing it for the other eight and the network storage?

Because it is not directly attached but is shared?

Or is this just an example of the thousands of bugs in the code unfixed that is random?
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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