Point Recycle Bin to another drive(14 posts)
i did this but instead of "delete" i had to used "send to" and it really didn't delete it but was sent to a file where it could be deleted manually. on d drive make a new folder. rename it Recycle Bin. right click on the folder and select properties, click on customize and select the recycle bin. send the finished folder to the desktop rename it again removing the word "shortcut". follow THIS tutorial to set up a right click menu and download This to delete contents.
Windows has its own Recycle bin. When you delete a file (except for LARGE ones that can't fit in it) it goes there, a special folder, that when you right mouse button on it (or open it) you can EMPTY it.
Sure, you can create a like named folder on a drive, and send files to it, but this is NOT a recycle bin. It is a FOLDER. It doesn't have the same capabilities as the real Windows one. You can not restore from it, that is have Windows put the file back where it came from automatically, nor empty it. If you want to restore, you must know where it came from and put it back. If you want to empty it, you must DELETE the files. If you STILL have the REAL Recycle Bin, the files will go there. You can however in the Recycle Bin properties have deleted item bypass the bin.
Me, I'd leave it as-is and let Windows handle the deletions.
I suspect what the OP wanted to do was remove the RC from C: and have all that would go there to the one on his D: drive, I guess he had more space there? Basically, it can't be done. I'm not even sure one can do anything with the Recycle bin but change its size or not hold files, but not REMOVE it from the system, that is have it reserve space and be a folder on a drive? I guess setting it to 0 bytes and have files be deleted instantly would be the best solution?
@LH, know that, but will that REMOVE the RC from the drive is the real question? I've not seen anything that says the folder will be removed from the drive if you bypass the RC? Have not tried setting either the bypass or setting the size to 0 to see what happens.
LH, I'm assuming it is a 'space' issue? Catch-22 here I guess. Low disk space on C:, plenty on D:, but the RC is taking up space that might be usable by C: if it weren't there? I assume this is the problem the OP has and thinks it can be solved by directing C: deletes to the D: drive?
If one can set the RC size to 0 or very low at least, and do not put deletions in the RC, this effectively removes it, but the folder might still be there?
Still, why mess with it. Someday IT WILL save you some grief.
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