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

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Old 10-12-2007
Eugen Austermann
 
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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


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Old 10-12-2007
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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.
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Old 10-12-2007
Uwe Schröder
 
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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
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Old 10-12-2007
Gordon Shumway
 
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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
>
>

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Old 10-12-2007
Bob I
 
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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
>


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Old 10-12-2007
John John
 
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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
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Old 11-12-2007
LVTravel
 
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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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