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Anonymous
April 8, 2004 3:28:00 PM

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I'm rather confused how the recycle bin works on my xp home. I have a
folder in each drive called *recycler*, but my trash doesn't end up in
there. What is this *recycler* then?

Dehlia

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Anonymous
April 8, 2004 3:28:01 PM

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The Recycle Bin provides a safety net when deleting files or folders. When
you delete any of these items from your hard disk, Windows places it in the
Recycle Bin and the Recycle Bin icon changes from empty to full. Items
deleted from a floppy disk or a network drive are permanently deleted and
are not sent to the Recycle Bin.

Items in the Recycle Bin remain there until you decide to permanently delete
them from your computer. These items still take up hard disk space and can
be undeleted or restored back to their original location. When it fills up,
Windows automatically cleans out enough space in the Recycle Bin to
accommodate the most recently deleted files and folders.

Windows allocates one Recycle Bin for each partition or hard disk. If your
hard disk is partitioned, or if you have more than one hard disk in your
computer, you have a recycle bin for each hard disk.

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<Dehlia> wrote in message news:D t9a70171q1mkvmle9ib18hqhascr33ust@4ax.com...
> I'm rather confused how the recycle bin works on my xp home. I have a
> folder in each drive called *recycler*, but my trash doesn't end up in
> there. What is this *recycler* then?
>
> Dehlia
Anonymous
April 8, 2004 6:09:05 PM

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On Thu, 8 Apr 2004 07:27:13 -0500, "Darren Hook [MSFT]"
<dhook@online.microsoft.com> wrote:

[snipped v. useful info]

Thanks Darren. But could you tell me: on each of my partitions I have
a folder which is called *Recycler*. What is this folder for (mine is
now empty)? When deleting a file, this file doesn't end up in this
*recycler* folder, it ends up in the Recycling Bin folder. I now
begin to wonder whether this *RECYCLER* folder might 've been created
not by the o.s. but by some other program - or is it after all part of
XP (it's on each drive's root, the same as *Recycled* was in Win98)?
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Anonymous
April 8, 2004 6:09:06 PM

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On Thu, 08 Apr 2004 14:09:05 +0100, Dehlia wrote:

> On Thu, 8 Apr 2004 07:27:13 -0500, "Darren Hook [MSFT]"
> <dhook@online.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> [snipped v. useful info]
>
> Thanks Darren. But could you tell me: on each of my partitions I have
> a folder which is called *Recycler*. What is this folder for (mine is
> now empty)? When deleting a file, this file doesn't end up in this
> *recycler* folder, it ends up in the Recycling Bin folder. I now
> begin to wonder whether this *RECYCLER* folder might 've been created
> not by the o.s. but by some other program - or is it after all part of
> XP (it's on each drive's root, the same as *Recycled* was in Win98)?

When your drives are formatted NTFS, Windows Explorer shows the recycle bin
folder as "Recycler." "Recycled" if using Fat32.

Set Folder Options> View to show hidden files/folder and to show system
protected files. Then when you peek into Recycler you'll see your unique ID
number. The files that your account has deleted are tracked by that number.
If there are other users on the system, you will see numbers for them as
well.

Use the Recycle Bin interface to manage the bin instead of the Recycler
folder.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows XP Shell/User
Anonymous
April 8, 2004 10:05:26 PM

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On Thu, 8 Apr 2004 10:41:33 -0500, Sharon F <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org>
wrote:

>When your drives are formatted NTFS, Windows Explorer shows the recycle bin
>folder as "Recycler." "Recycled" if using Fat32.
>
>Set Folder Options> View to show hidden files/folder and to show system
>protected files. Then when you peek into Recycler you'll see your unique ID
>number. The files that your account has deleted are tracked by that number.
>If there are other users on the system, you will see numbers for them as
>well.
>
>Use the Recycle Bin interface to manage the bin instead of the Recycler
>folder.

Ah, at last I see the light! thank you. You're right, I have two ID
numbers in Recycler (we are two users). Then would it be possible to
look inside each of these ID folders to find out which files have been
dumped by which user ? I've tried to peek into my ID by using *cmd*
but I don't seem to be able to.
Anonymous
April 8, 2004 10:05:27 PM

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On Thu, 08 Apr 2004 18:05:26 +0100, Dehlia wrote:

> On Thu, 8 Apr 2004 10:41:33 -0500, Sharon F <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org>
> wrote:
>
>>When your drives are formatted NTFS, Windows Explorer shows the recycle bin
>>folder as "Recycler." "Recycled" if using Fat32.
>>
>>Set Folder Options> View to show hidden files/folder and to show system
>>protected files. Then when you peek into Recycler you'll see your unique ID
>>number. The files that your account has deleted are tracked by that number.
>>If there are other users on the system, you will see numbers for them as
>>well.
>>
>>Use the Recycle Bin interface to manage the bin instead of the Recycler
>>folder.
>
> Ah, at last I see the light! thank you. You're right, I have two ID
> numbers in Recycler (we are two users). Then would it be possible to
> look inside each of these ID folders to find out which files have been
> dumped by which user ? I've tried to peek into my ID by using *cmd*
> but I don't seem to be able to.

You're welcome! I'm sure there's someway to get into it but I've never
bothered. Each item in a user's subsection will be guarded by whatever
permissions apply to the deleted files or folders. So once you're in, you
may still have to claim ownership to look over a list of ... well, garbage
files. Instead, log on to their account (reset their password if you have
to) and look in their bin. Much easier.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows XP Shell/User
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