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I have a Recycle Bin Problem

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Ernster86, May 6, 2015.

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  1. Ernster86

    Ernster86 Thread Starter

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    Hi there,

    We have a network with various drives. Each drive appears to have its own recycle bin.

    I would like to change the settings of the recycle bin only on 1 of the network drives to make it so when files are deleted, they DONT go to recycle bin. The rest of the drives need to stay the way they are (files do go to recency bin)

    I thought by right clicking and clicking properties, I would see the option cant "Don't move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted", however I see no such option.

    I only see the above option if I click the Recycle Bin on my desktop but thats only changes settings for the local drive.

    Thanks.
     
  2. valis

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    that very easily could be set by the administrator. Have you contacted them yet?
     
  3. Ernster86

    Ernster86 Thread Starter

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    The admin is the boss of the company and he doesnt know how. I am the web designer but have to try and fix whatever IT problems arise.

    We both don't now how to do this.

    I tried doing it on his computer which he is admin on the drive I want to change the recycle bin settings on, but cant dont know how.

     
  4. valis

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    On a network drive, I've not a clue how to do that.
     
  5. TheShooter93

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    Assuming this is a NAS, is the case that the NAS has its own operating system you can access?

    That would be the only way I could imagine a network drive having a recycle bin.

    Can you give us more details about the hardware being used and the overall situation? I don't need to know what it is you're trying to delete or anything, just some details to help paint a picture.
     
  6. Ernster86

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    Thanks Shooter.

    Sorry I dont know what a NAS is.

    Well we have one server which contains a few hard drives inside it.

    We have also a network of computers connected to the server.

    On one of the drives, we hav backup software which is using up too much space on the network/server drive as every third backup gets deleted, but instead of being completely deleted, it gets stored into the recycle bin instead.

    So I thought an easy way around this, would to make all files that are deleted on that drive - bypass recycle bin, and just completely delete instead. (so we don't have the network drive keep running out of space)

    Like I said, I can see the box to tick which would do this, when right clicking on the recyclable bin icon on the desktop, but when doing the same on the recycle bin icon thats located on the network drive, no such setting/option can be seen.



     
  7. TheShooter93

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    It means Network Attached Storage.

    Basically, it's a harddrive with a case that you connect to your network via Ethernet cable. Some can be pretty sophisticated and have their own operating systems, RAID configurations, etc.

    Given the rest of your reply I don't believe this is what you are using.

    It sounds like you have a shared folder on the network that workstations are able to save their backups to. Is that about right?

    So on your Windows server, when you delete a file in the shared folder, it goes to the Recycle Bin and you would like for files to be immediately deleted and not go to the Recycle Bin.

    What version of Windows Server do you have installed on your server? The Recycle Bin > Properties option exists in at least both Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2. I would be willing to bet a few dollars it exists in most other versions of Windows too.
     
  8. Ernster86

    Ernster86 Thread Starter

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    Yes that sounds correct. We have a shared drive and also an admin drive. I have tried changing recycle bn properties on the admin drive with no luck.

    I dont know the version of windows server, I will be going into work 2moro. However the problem is, I dont know what else to try, since right click >properties on recycle bin isnt giving the option/setting I need.

     
  9. DaveBurnett

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    I was under the impression that only "local" hard drives have recycle bin and any network deletes were instantaneous.
     
  10. TheShooter93

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    I'm not sure what you mean by this.

    Okay, let me know what version of Windows Server is on it and what does appear when you right-click the Recycle Bin.

    If you delete a file on a shared folder from a workstation, yes, it is instantaneous.

    If you delete a file on a shared folder from the host server it will go to the Recycle Bin of the host server. I was under the impression this is the scenario we are dealing with.
     
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