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Thread: Difference between "Recycler" and "recycled" folder? Deleteable when Recycle Bin NOT used for this partition ?

  1. #1
    Eugen Austermann Guest

    Difference between "Recycler" and "recycled" folder? Deleteable when Recycle Bin NOT used for this partition ?

    On my partition D I found two hidden folder:

    "Recycler" and "recycled"

    Pay attention to the two different spellings.

    What are the differences ?

    Can I delete both when I don't use "Recycle Bin" for this partition but delete all files directly?

    Or must at least one (which?) exist even as an empty hidden folder ?

    Eugen


  2. #2
    nospam Guest

    Re: Difference between "Recycler" and "recycled" folder? Deleteable when Recycle Bin NOT used for this partition ?

    aussie@hotmail.com (Eugen Austermann) wrote in
    news:475d183a$0$13113$9b4e6d93@newsspool2.arcor-online.net:

    > On my partition D I found two hidden folder:
    >
    > "Recycler" and "recycled"
    >
    > Pay attention to the two different spellings.
    >
    > What are the differences ?
    >
    > Can I delete both when I don't use "Recycle Bin" for this

    partition
    > but delete all files directly?
    >
    > Or must at least one (which?) exist even as an empty hidden

    folder ?
    >
    > Eugen
    >
    >


    RECYCLED and RECYCLER are recycle bin on FAT and NTFS drives
    Possibly if you have both you converted from FAT to NTFS?
    You can delete either/both
    (will permanently delete any files in recycle bin)
    Even if you don't use the recycle bin, one of these will be
    recreated as an empty folder.

  3. #3
    Uwe Schröder Guest

    Re: Difference between "Recycler" and "recycled" folder? Deleteablewhen Recycle Bin NOT used for this partition ?

    Eugen Austermann wrote:

    > "Recycler" and "recycled"
    > What are the differences ?


    "RECYCLED" = Win 95 / Win 98 recycle bin
    "RECYCLER" = Win XP recycle bin

    > Can I delete both when I don't use "Recycle Bin" for this partition but delete all files directly?
    > Or must at least one (which?) exist even as an empty hidden folder ?


    You can simply try to delete them. If they are still in use Windows
    won't let you, or create them again when needed.

    usch

  4. #4
    Gordon Shumway Guest

    RE: Difference between "Recycler" and "recycled" folder? Deleteable wh

    No, you can't delete the "Recycler" folder. Windows won't let you.

    I don't know what the 'recycled" folder is. Perhaps another program created
    it ??

    GS



    "Eugen Austermann" wrote:

    > On my partition D I found two hidden folder:
    >
    > "Recycler" and "recycled"
    >
    > Pay attention to the two different spellings.
    >
    > What are the differences ?
    >
    > Can I delete both when I don't use "Recycle Bin" for this partition but delete all files directly?
    >
    > Or must at least one (which?) exist even as an empty hidden folder ?
    >
    > Eugen
    >
    >


  5. #5
    Bob I Guest

    Re: Difference between "Recycler" and "recycled" folder? Deleteablewhen Recycle Bin NOT used for this partition ?

    perhaps a left over from Windows 98 access of the drive?

    Eugen Austermann wrote:

    > On my partition D I found two hidden folder:
    >
    > "Recycler" and "recycled"
    >
    > Pay attention to the two different spellings.
    >
    > What are the differences ?
    >
    > Can I delete both when I don't use "Recycle Bin" for this partition but delete all files directly?
    >
    > Or must at least one (which?) exist even as an empty hidden folder ?
    >
    > Eugen
    >



  6. #6
    John John Guest

    Re: Difference between "Recycler" and "recycled" folder? Deleteablewhen Recycle Bin NOT used for this partition ?

    Eugen Austermann wrote:
    > On my partition D I found two hidden folder:
    >
    > "Recycler" and "recycled"
    >
    > Pay attention to the two different spellings.
    >
    > What are the differences ?
    >
    > Can I delete both when I don't use "Recycle Bin" for this partition but delete all files directly?
    >
    > Or must at least one (which?) exist even as an empty hidden folder ?
    >
    > Eugen


    The Recycler folder is used only on NTFS partitions, the Recycled folder
    is used on FAT partitions. If you want to change the way the Recycle
    Bin stores files on particular partitions just right click on it and
    select Properties. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/171694/en-us

    John

  7. #7
    LVTravel Guest

    Re: Difference between "Recycler" and "recycled" folder? Deleteable when Recycle Bin NOT used for this partition ?

    If you don't want to use the Recycle Bin and want to be able to remove
    Recycler folder from the drive (remember that no files can be un-deleted
    easily once the Recycle Bin is disabled on the drive) follow these simple
    instructions: Right click on the Recycle Bin Icon on the desktop. Click
    Properties. Click on the Global tab. Click the radio button for "Configure
    drives independently and then click Apply. Click the tab at the top of the
    window for the drive you want to disable the recycler on. Drag the slide to
    the left as far as it will go (to 0%) and then click Apply. Next click the
    checkbox on Do not move files...... and click OK. (Some may say that you
    don't have to do the slider thing first but I have run into issues in not
    being able to later delete the "file" associated with the current date in
    the Recycler folder unless I do this first.)

    Go into Windows explorer and click on the root folder. Click on the
    Recycler folder on the right pane and press the Delete key. It should be
    gone. If it fails to delete, you may have to click on Recycler in the left
    pane and delete each folder separately in the right pane, then delete the
    Recycler folder, but I have only had to do this once or twice for some
    drives.

    Let us know if this helps.

    "Eugen Austermann" <aussie@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:475d183a$0$13113$9b4e6d93@newsspool2.arcor-online.net...
    > On my partition D I found two hidden folder:
    >
    > "Recycler" and "recycled"
    >
    > Pay attention to the two different spellings.
    >
    > What are the differences ?
    >
    > Can I delete both when I don't use "Recycle Bin" for this partition but
    > delete all files directly?
    >
    > Or must at least one (which?) exist even as an empty hidden folder ?
    >
    > Eugen
    >




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