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External hard drive items get placed in recycle bin.

Q: External hard drive items get placed in recycle bin.

when I put my external hard disk into my computer then some items are placed in the recycle bin.

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Greetings group.
I have a 2 month old hard drive that failed on my desktop PC, taking My Documents with 7 years worth of data. I had just moved the folder to the new drive and hadn't gotten a chance to backup yet.
I'm trying to check Recycle bins on my External hard drives to see if I ever had even a partial Documents folder on one of them..
Problem: All 3 of my external hard drives have multiple recycle bins. All of the recycle bins show the same content as my local C Drive on my laptop. I am attaching 2 screenshots for your review. One shot is of the recycle bins on external drive, the other shot is a screenshot of the recycle bins on my C drive on laptop.
I'm logged in as Administrator because my normal login cannot access any of these recycle bins. And my normal login is in the Admin group. Using Windows Explorer as Administrator, I'm unable to see the Recycle bins. I can see them with my regular login. Very odd.

I'm so desperate for help. Any ideas appreciated.

Thanks for any help.

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Hi been a silent reader for quite a while and have found some of the tips and solutions here on the forums very helpful.

Nuf said... I have a Trekstor MovieStation M.U (500GB) mainly used for storing movies and MP3's, it is showing a RECYCLE.BIN folder when I attached it to the Television. However, I cannot seem to find/view the said folder under Windows Vista or XP to be able to delete the entire folder (even after showing all files for folder options has been enabled) and reclaim the space used by the recycle bin.

Is there a way to permanently delete the RECYCLE.BIN folder from that external hard drive and reclaim the space?

I know there is a DOS command to do so, but am just not just sure how the exact formatting goes... afraid to make a mistake for I might delete more than just the recycle bin folder. hehehe...

If I remember right...

Cmd prompt< type cd\ type desired drive..

attrib -r -h -s recycle.bin but the cmd is not being accepted or there might be a missing string or cmds???

to remove???

rem recycle.bin /q

Then remove the entire recycle.bin folder after doing so. Please point me to the right direction, any help would be greatly appreciated.

I no longer remember the dos commands. hehehe...

TIA!
 

A:External Hard Drive Recycle.bin

Is the recycle.bin folder taking up that much room, it's shouldn't take up more of a then a few bytes when empty. It's s system folder that is part of Windows. Your TV is just displaying system files at are normally hidden in Windows.
 

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I have a Seagate ext. HD with 27GB of personal files and 2 GB of system files; 29 GB in all. Yet when I check the properties of the recycle bin it shows that there are (in the recycle bin) 84GB/31,072 files. I do Empty Recycle Bin and when I check properties again it shows the same 84GB/31,072 files. Why is it that I cannot get rid of them? Thanks in advance.

A:Seagate external hard drive recycle bin

Right click on Recycle icon and scroll to Empty Bin.
Perhaps you weren't clicking Apply.

Mine is grayed out because it is empty.

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Hi all,

I was using Ace Utilities to scan an external hard drive and I noticed that 35.5GB was taken up in a folder called $recycle.bin. Can I empty the contents of this folder and all will be ok?

Thanks

edit to add....theres also a folder called RECYCLER which contains 3.3GB...can this be emptied too?

A:$recycle.bin folder on external hard drive

Those folders contain the files you have moved to Recycle Bin. $recycle.bin is used by Windows Seven, RECYCLER was used by earlier 5x series Windows (2000, XP, 2003).
If you do not need any of the files from the Recycle Bin you can delete both of these folders. Windows will restore them when needed.

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Hello,

In mid December I purchased a custom built PC and up until now it has been running perfectly.

But recently I scanned my entire computer (and connected devices) with AVG and found that inside of my external hard drive I have a virus.

This virus is located in the hidden $RECYCLE.BIN folder.

I have tried using AVG Free, Norton 360 (Trial) and Malwarebytes (Trial) to remove the virus but they either don't find the objects or are unable to delete them.

I have tried browsing to the folder myself by changing folder options but when I try to delete the folder in question the deletion diolog does not move from "discovering".

I will attach some screen shots of my AVG test results. Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks,
Caleb Watson

SCAN RESULTS - http://cdwriter2.com/resources/images/others/v1.PNG
PROBLEM - http://cdwriter2.com/resources/images/others/v2.PNG

A:$RECYCLE.BIN Virus in External Hard Drive

::RESOLVED::

Gave permissions to folder through folder options.

Deleted folder. (Had to wait for a few minutes)

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OK this is NOT really a "problem" but more annoying than anything else.I was just wondering if this is supposed to work this way...and if not if there is a way to "fix" this?
 
When I have not been to my (32 bit) Win 7 Recycle bin in awhile, I usually click on it and HAVE TO WAIT while my Western Digital 3 TB External hard drive is activated (It also used to happen on my Western Digital 1 TB External hard drive as well)...this happens everytime and a re-format does NOT make this behavior go away...Is this supposed to happen?
 
Because it is VERY ANNOYING having to wait whle my external hard drive "wakes up" ...when all I am wanting to do is access the stupid recycle bin in win 7!
 
Anyone got a solution for this? Or is that what is supposed to happen?
 
I really do not know if this is caused by win 7...or by the western digital external hard drive itself....but I have been using this brand for awhile and I think it used to happen in XP also, though it was SO long ago I do not remember.

A:External hard drive activates when using win 7 recycle bin?

Files deleted from a hard drive are stored in the drives recycle bin, even though it is not a visible folder.  By accessing the recycle bin while a drive is connected windows includes the files for that drive as well, by default.  If the drive is not connected it will not be included.  This is normal.

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microsoft windows 7 home basic, 64 bit...i have explained each and everything in detail what i did after facing the problem... sorry if i have elaborated it too much...please check belowwhen i first met with this problem, the first thing i did was went to folder options, clicked show hidden files,folders and drives also clicked show protected operating system files...i saw this $RECYCLE.BIN folder and system volume information everywere in C,D,F drive and EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE (320gb)...(1) especially in my EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE which has $RECYCLE.BIN folder, i opened it, it had - a recycle bin folder with a lock - S-1-5-21-566146807-459689816-3130632603-1000 folder - S-1-5-21-695743439-2845992669-431325320-1001 folder - S-1-5-21-755617662-3353771602-1062257434-1000 folder - S-1-5-21-797640045-2461420396-3694299848-1000 folder - S-1-5-21-2551219980-1859055015-87672157-1000 folder - S-1-5-21-3106398197-1369648863-2263781077-1000 folder whenever i tried to open this " S-1-5........." folder i get a box which says " G:\$RECYCLE.BIN\S-1-5....... is not accessible ". access is denied.(2)whenever i try to open some songs, movies folders in my external hard drive the whole drive gets stuck and on the top it says "not responding"...then iam ableto see only the background picture and iam able to do nothing ..so i shut it down and on again...(3) but in my laptop in the c,d,f drives the $RECYCLE.BIN folder... Read more

A:$RECYCLE.BIN problem, External hard drive gets stuck and not responding...

Recycle Bin...should be a folder reflected for each partition.Recycler should be a folder reflected on each partition/drive when using Explorer view in Windows.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/171694Both of these are perfectly normal system files and should not be tampered with. Do not try to manually delete them or delete the contents.If you think that your Recycle Bin is damaged...simply turn off the Recycle Bin on the desktop to remove the contents of the folders reflected on each partition. You can turn it back on the reverse way of turning it off.http://delltech.150m.com/XP/exploring/12.htmLouis

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Hello!

I work on a laptop and a desktop. I use an external 320 GB hard disk to save my files.
The laptop is running windows 7 home basic 64 bit (more than 2 years old) and The desktop is running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit (recently installed with formatting new pc).
The problem is..
If the HDD connected to the desktop and I delete any file from the HDD, the file appears in the recycle bin of the desktop but as I connect the HDD in laptop the files are not appear under recycle bin of the laptop. Likewise any file deleted from HDD appears in recycle bin of the laptop when the HDD connected to the laptop but not appears in the recycle bin when connected to the desktop.
Is it normal? I do not think so. If it is a problem then how can I correct it. I have tried windows troubleshooting -- performance check , HDD error check but no error can be find out in both computers.

Wish for your helpful suggestions.

A:Recycle bin not showing deleted files for an external hard drive

I think this is quite normal if I have read your post correctly. When you delete a file from your external HD the deleted file get transferred to the Recycle Bin of the computer you are using. When you change the external HD to your laptop then there is no record of those files as they have already been deleted & would still be the Recycle Bin of desktop, unless you have deleted them from there.

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I'm amateur pc user. Been trying fix problems all week. Changed power box due to over heating, used AVG & Superantispyware. Keeps asking to reboot and choose boot device, and several hints of mysterious behavior inside machine. Feels like something is eating it (paranoid spirituality). Anyone know what's going on. Please be gentle with me;Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 14:43:58, on 30/04/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18904)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\AWC.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AASP\1.00.61\aaCenter.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Kontiki\KHost.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\Sup_SmartRAM.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DT Utilities\DT Utilities PC Backup Pro\mgCtrl.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Entriq\MediaSphere\EntriqMediaTray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Entriq\MediaSphere\3.8.2.9\EntriqMediaServer.exeC:\Windows\Integrator.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Micr... Read more

A:Unknown problem,system restore&recycle bin&2nd hard drive vanished, 2nd hard drive

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Good afternoon,
Hopefully someone has experienced this and can offer advice.

A user is deleting files, but they are not appearing in the recycle bin

- user is deleting from her computer, and not a network location, or flash drive
- computer is not partitioned - only has a "C" drive
- computer is W7 32-bit
- user is not a local admin
- Use has 6 different recycle bins (right-click on RB desktop icon > properties > recycle bin location); some of the locations are "My Pictures", "My Videos" etc.... We are not able to manage the size of
these locations.
- all of the RB locations are set to "Custom Size"
- have tried:
a. deleting everything out of the RB
b. (running as admin) RD /S /Q C:\$Recycle.bin
c. set to view hidden & system files/folders, gone to "C" and deleted the $RECYCLE.BIN folder. clicked yest at all the prompts, including: Do this for all current items

** after both b & c, rebooted the computer

So far, nothing has worked. Might anyone have any other suggestions?

Thanks!

A:Recycle Bin: deleted items not appearing in recycle bin

Hi jkotsonas, welcome to seven forums.

Not sure if this is your issue, but with different users, each will have his/her own recycle bin and as such, items from one user won't show in another user's bin.

Is this the issue?

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I currently have 4 external hard drives connected to my computer. I have each of them set to sleep after an hour of inactivity. However, if I am using the computer, they stay asleep, until I delete something; anything. Any time I send something to the recycle bin, all four of my external hard drives wake up.

I would like for this not to happen. I already went to the Recycle Bin Properties and set each external hard drive to "Don't move files to the recycle bin. Remove files immediately when deleted" thinking that it would quit checking them for deleted files.

I would much appreciate any help on how to prevent these external hard drives from turning on when I delete files off of my computer. And just to be clear, I am NOT deleting files that are on the externals, they are files that are on the Computer.

I use these forums a lot when I have a question, but I have never had the need to post before, so this is my first post. If this is in the incorrect sub-forum, I apologize.

A:External Hard Drives Wake Up When I Empty Recycle Bin

I have EXACTLY the same issue, it's unfortunate no one replied to this

I also set all my drives to "Don't move files to the recycle bin. Remove files immediately when deleted" and everytime I delete a file anywhere ALL external my drives wake up

Is there really no way around this? Is no one else having this issue? Does no one else have an external drive attached to his PC that he wants to sleep while idle? Why is Windows checking ALL the RECYCLE.BIN folders on ALL drives when I delete a file on ONE drive?

It would be really great if someone knew something about this, preferrably some way around this, so the drives can stay asleep when I do not intend to access them but just delete a file on a different drive.

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Whenever I go to empty my recycle bin, my external seagate spins up. I looked at the properties and the drive is there listed as primary. I change it to "C" and it eventually defaults back to the external. why is this happening and how can I fix it permanently

A:Recycle bin attached to External drive?

Whenever I go to empty my recycle bin, my external seagate spins up.



Normal behavior.

There is a $Recycle.Bin folder on each drive attached to the computer which contains files deleted on that drive. When you empty the recycle bin the OS must check the $Recycle.Bin folder on each drive to see if it contains any entries that need to be deleted.

Unless I have misunderstood your question.

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I have a corrupt Recycle Bin on an external hard drive (a BUSLink drive) I use for storage (drive designation is L:\ and it works fine except for the Bin malfunctions). Among other things the corrupted Bin prevents me from defragging that drive. I understand if I delete the Recycle Bin from L:\ it will be rebuilt (on reboot?). Can this be done from a command prompt and what should my entry be? Recycle Bin operation on my main drive is fine (partitioned C:\, D:\, and E:\).

For what it is worth with my external drive turned off under the Desktop Recycle Bin File menu (and the Bin being empty) the words Empty Recycle Bin are grayed out. However if I turn on the external L:\ drive those words are not grayed out though no files are shown in the Bin, and if I select Empty Recycle Bin I then get a message asking if I am sure I want do delete Windows.

As an alternative plan B if I simply select the Format option from the context menu of that L:\ drive, will L:\ be detected without problem by the system when I boot? In other words is this step in essence much like formatting a floppy disk? Naturally I would copy the data stored on L:\ to another destination before taking this step.

Using XP Home with 512MB Ram
 

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Hi there,

I won't get too deeply into the harrowing saga of how two external hard drives of mine died within days of each other. Rather, I'll just say that I would like to do a virus scan on several external hard drives (including/especially the one I just got to replace the others). In other words, I want to find out if there was a virus or something in the material that I'm putting on the hard drives that makes them die. Could this be possible? If so, how can I conduct a virus scan specifically on the external drives?

Thanks!
Sonya

A:Scanning an external hard drive for viruses? External Hard drive DRAMA!

In My Computer . . right click the external drive and select Scan with { name of AV }

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I've tried everything I can find about removing a corrupt recycle bin but it won't stay gone. I don't know if the fact that it is on my external drive makes a difference or not.

There are three hidden files that don't exist in the bin that are causing the problem. It comes up every night during the automatic backup.

I've renamed the recycle bin and then deleted it. I've told the prompt that 'yes' I wanted to empty it and gone through the song and dance of skipping the files it can't find, etc. I've gone to an elevated prompt and typed: RD/S pathname (RD/s F:\$RECYCLE.BIN). I've also typed RD/S /Q F:\$Recycle.bin from an elevated prompt.

All of these methods eventually allow me to delete the bin. But it always returns the next night. Any suggestions?

Running Win7Premium SP1.

THANKS!!!
 

A:Solved: Corrupt Recycle Bin on External Drive

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My Documents folder is on an external USB drive. My C: drive is on an SSD. The Documents folder in the C: drive has been redirected to that folder on the USB drive. When I search (the field to the right of the Start button) for anything that I know is in that docs. folder on the ext. HD, it is not found.

How can I get the search to find stuff on my ext. HDD?

Thanks.

A:Search not including items in external USB drive

Check your Indexing Options in Control Panel and see if the drive/folder is selected:

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My Documents folder is on an external USB drive. My C: drive is on an SSD. The Documents folder in the C: drive has been redirected to that folder on the USB drive. When I search (the field to the right of the Start button) for anything that I know is in that docs. folder on the ext. HD, it is not found.

How can I get the search to find stuff on my ext. HDD?

Thanks.

A:Search not including items in external USB drive

Check your Indexing Options in Control Panel and see if the drive/folder is selected:

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Hi guys,
I recently bought a Toshiba satellite click mini, tried to use my external hard drive but its not showing up at all. Any ideas on how to fix this?
its a Seagate 250gb hard drive. Thanks in advance

A:Satellite click mini not reconising external hard drive or external DVD drive

Originally Posted by rachel.nickells


Hi guys,
I recently bought a Toshiba satellite click mini, tried to use my external hard drive but its not showing up at all. Any ideas on how to fix this?
its a Seagate 250gb hard drive. Thanks in advance



Is it usb powered? If so does the hard drive spin up? Are there any clicking noises from the drive?

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I want to get an external hard drive/dvd burner combo if there is such a thing. To make this question as simple as possible...I need a hard drive that my camera can be plugged into with the firewire. I also need the hard drive that is able to plug in to the USB2 slot on my computer, because
my new Dell doesn't seem to tolerate a firewire card which I installed and then took out and returned to the store. It froze my computer and I tried everything to stabilize it but had no luck. It did work long enough to download 10 min. or so of video and I burned that onto a cd. Thats when I found out I had a dvd-rom not a dvd burner......long story I know. Sorry. I just want to figure out the most economical way now to save my movies and burn them to dvd also using either another external dvd burner or maybe there is a hard drive/dvd burner combo?? Or should I just get two separate externals?
Again: I need the hard drive/burner to plug into my computer with usb2.
Then the firewire from the camera would go into the hard drive/burner to download the movies.
 

A:Solved: External Hard drive OR External Hard drive/dvd-rw combo?

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Hello friends. I have a strange question.
While running my Disk Space program on my secondary hard drive, it showed me that I have a Recycle Bin on it, that has more than 30 gigs of garbage. But when I click on the icon to browse for it or to open it, it doesn't take me anywhere. So my question is, how do I access my D drive recycle bin?

A:Recycle bin on secondary hard drive?

Hi ExplodingMonkey In order to see the $Recycle.Bin folder on a drive, you have to go in the Folder Options panel, under the View tab and then check Show hidden files, folders and drives, and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (recommended). There you should be able to access that folder. You can delete everything inside it, and you'll be able to gain back 32.9GB of space

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I have a Westend Passport 1TB Hard drive which i gave it to a friend to share some stuff. When I tried to open it i could only see 1 single folder in the hard drive and it with this name $Recycle.Bin. When i try to scan it all the folders and data's are seen in the scanning scree, but there are no data that u can use.

I use a paid version of Kaspersky Internet security and so was a bit careless assuming that it could prevent all the malwares abd viruses.

Please help as i have few important stuff in that hard drive.

Look forward for your help.

Ragesh Nair

A:Virus on Hard Drive : \$Recycle.Bin

Hi ragesh19,

Welcome to sevenforums.

Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-malware from https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/
Update if and when prompted.
With your infected drive connected, run Quick Scan.Select all malicious files detected and Remove selected.
Reboot your PC.

Method 2. here How to Fully Remove Recycle.Bin Virus ? Learn the Recycle.Bin Malware Removal Guides | Remove Virus, Spyware and Malware

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Hi,
I've seen some threads for a similar problem, but mine has a slight twist to it. I have a hard drive connected through a USB enclosure that worked perfectly for over a year. I just replaced the enclosure (same make/model) and the files deleted from that drive no longer show up in the Recycle Bin. No matter how many files I delete, the Recycle Bin reads 0 items taking up 0 bytes. I checked my Recycle Bin options and the drive is registering correctly, so I don't think there are any detection issues. The box to remove files permanently when deleted is UNCHECKED for all drives and I've tried rebooting a couple times. My other drives are sending things to the recycle bin as they should, and this one is also working fine except for this one thing.

Quick notes about my system: Windows XP Pro, SP2. The drive in question is FAT32.

Appreciate your suggestions...

A:Hard Drive --> Recycle Bin Problem

Just a shot in the dark here, but have you tried unplugging the USB drive - then going into Device Manager and uninstalling any hidden devices related to this drive (usually in the Storage Volumes category). This is where Windows "remembers" your drive from the last time that you plugged it in.

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Hey guys!

My Zune 80gb stopped working a while back. It wouldn't charge. So I thought I would take out the hard drive and use it as an external 80gb hard drive. So I bought an 1.8" ZIF encolsure for it and installed the hard drive into it.

All appears good with the installation. When I plug the hard drive into the PC the light on the hard drive enclosure comes on and stays on & the disk starts spinning. Then Windows Vista does the whole "Install new Hardware" thing and calls it a "Disk Drive" and a "USB Mass Storage Device" and says hardware is installed and ready for use.

But the problem is I can't seem to access the drive. I can't find it anywhere. It doesn't show up as a drive I can use or anything. I tried a third party partitioning prgram to try and find the disk so I could reformat it but it wouldn't it couldn't find it either. I even plugged the drive into my Mac thinking that Disk Utility might be able to recognize it and let me wipe it, but the Mac doesn't recognize it as anything.

Back in Vista, Using Device Manager, Vista notices the drive under the "Disk Drives" option as a "Disk Drive" and that it is elecronically signed by Microsoft (since it has the Zune firmware on it) but I can't do anything with it ... And this is the only place where I can see that the drive even exists. I can't reformat it or anything.

Can anyone help me? I thought I read somewhere... Read more

A:Putting a Zune 80gb Hard Drive in an External Hard Drive Enclosure, help please!

anyone?
 

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I see it can be done from an installed to an external, but can it be done in reverse, taking the external cased hard drive and cloning it to an internal? The old hard drive is from an xp laptop, and I can aquire another xp laptop if I can clone this way. Perhaps if I set the enclosure hard drive as master? All ideas are greatly appreciated. Many thanks
 

A:Clone a laptop hard drive from an external case to an internal hard drive

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Hello,
I am trying to move all my files from my computer to my new external hard drive, but whenever I try and move a file over 4 GB in size i get this error message...
"The file is too large for the destination file system"... anyone know how I can get around this so I can move those files over?
 

A:Problem transfering large file from hard drive to external hard drive

Get ahold of some software that will break up the file into chunks.
 

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my dad recently reformatted my computer and used windows xp recovey disk to reinstal. everything worked fine other than the hard drive is full. i cant find any of the items to delete them. all of these items were previously on this computer movies, music, games and on.
 

A:How do I erase items off of my hard drive if its not there

If the drive was really formatted then it shouldn't be full after an install of XP. Is there more than one drive in the system. What size is the boot drive, how many partitions are there?
 

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I need an external hard drive for taking regular backups of all of my data.
When i searched the internet I got two options:
1. Porable HDD [high cost, slower speed but don't need external power]
2. Desktop HDD [low cost, higher speed but need external power]

I want to know that...
1. Which hard disk's live longer? Porable or Desktop.
2. I heared that pulling off USB cable of Portable HDD may cause data lose because it also supplies power to hdd.
What will happpen if Power goes off from Desktop HDD? Will my data/Hard disk remain protected?
3. Level of safety of data on moving or shaking on both Desktop and Portable HDD.
4. Can we install os and boot from portable and desktop external hdd?
 

A:Need Advice : External Desktop Hard drive vs Portable Hard drive?

Unless you really need to go portable with a Laptop .. I'd not use a USB powered External.
You cannot boot from a USB External .. But there's another option if you're capable of physically changing HDDs ..

Get a good external Enclosure (with a fan for cooling) .. Install a good HDD ... with a 5 year warranty
and make the HDD in the enclosure a bootable backup .. where you could swap HDDs if/when needed ..
 

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I recently formatted my c drive and now i am reinstalling all the software. I keep all the setups of software in my external hard drive. For installing the software I coy the setup folder of the required software on my laptop, then install it.

Is straightaway installing the software by accessing the external hard drive okay? Does it make any difference in the installation time or any reduction in life of hard disk performance.

Or should I always install through my laptop hard drive?

I am running windows 8.1 pro

A:installation software from external hard drive or internal hard drive

Your method is as good as any. If it works, keep doing it.

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So I have a second 1tb WD Black hard drive where I store all my games and files but I can no longer move anything into the hard-drive even tho windows says I have 500gb of free space. I reformatted but I still have these problems. Should I RMA it? Or should I convert it from FAT32 to NTFS? (Last resort as I also dual boot with OSX and use that to transfer files across from each other)

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I bought a new Gateway laptop a few months ago. Everything runs fine on it but my hard drive is filling up for some unknown reason. The hard drive is 138 GB and I only have 339 MB free. I have not installed or downloaded anything onto my computer to take up over 75 GB of space. I have tried removing files I took off over 20GB of music to see if it helped but a few days later it was back to being full again. I scanned to disk to look for any errors but nothing was wrong with it. If someone can give me an idea of where to start fixing this problems it would be a great help. Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi!

They say that even those you delete things on your computer that it is still on your hard drive. Why is this? And is there a way to get rid of it all for good?

I am talking about anything that I would put in the trash and delete and or web sites I have been on and so on.

Thank you for your help.
 

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Woke up this morning and the computer rebooted over night, when I logged in my desktop picture is still there but all my desktop icons have disappeared.  Did a quick google search and tried ending the explorer task and running it and still nothing. 
Rebooted the computer a couple times and still nothing.  Then figured I'd go look into the registry to see if anything weird was showing in there and nothing. 
 
When I click on the computer it shows my hard-drive is using 100GB of space but when I click on the c drive to view the contents it says that the folder is empty.  Verified that files weren't hidden and even after doing the show hidden files it still
says it's empry.  Windows 7 seems to be operating fine even though it's showing nothing.  Computer boots up fine, the ie icons on the taskbar opens up fine, any command line commands work.
 
Tried running the sfc scannow and came back clean, chkdsk has come back with no problems either.  Kinda at a loss as I'd rather not reinstall windows and I can't even back up the files I have as they aren't showing up.  I do get the same thing
whether I boot into safe mode or not.

A:No desktop icons except recycle bin and hard drive shows empty

Hi Christian,
Running a System Restore rollback to a previous working date seems to be the best option here, as the incident has been observed only today. If you're unable to run System Restore from Windows, you may try running it from Windows RE.Ramesh Srinivasan | The Winhelponline Blog
Microsoft MVP, Windows Desktop Experience

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Looking to buy an external hard drive for backup. This will be used only to backup data periodically. This is certainly a good price ($140):

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1474205

I've never heard of it. Anyone have any experience with that brand?
 

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So I want to clone one external 2TB with another. So one drive is the main use one and another the backup one. So I copy everything over to backup and i store the backup at another house and then I start using the main: deleting and adding/editing files. What is the best software or whatever to allow me, after some time, synchronize/clone the externals again without deleting all on the backup drive and recopying? (main to backup) and make them clones again? ..Adding and deleting or replacing any nonidentical files.. Like where i can press a button on some software and it do the work for me.
Sorry if this is confusing

A:Best external to external hard drive synchronized backup plan?

There's a bunch of applications that can do that.

They all work pretty much the same way, but would differ in how easy they are to understand and configure---the interfaces would differ and the help files would differ.

I use FreeFileSync from sourceforge.net.

Others are Syncback, Folder Clone, Karen's Replicator, FBackup, Second Copy, and Synchromagic.

You should be able to configure them to do one or the other of the following:

1: If you delete or modify a file on the "original", it will also be deleted or modified on the backup.

2: If you delete a file on the "original", it will be retained on the backup. If you modify a file, both the modified and unmodified file will be retained on the backup.

It's up to you which choice you prefer. I use the first method, which is often called "mirroring"--one drive is an exact match of the other.

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The recycle bin does not show any deleted items--the space under name, location, date deleted, etc is entirely blank. When I right click and go to empty recycle bin, it confirms that there *are* files to be deleted. Any ideas? Thanks
 

A:can't see any items in xp recycle bin

Make up a "dummy" file and delete it to the recycle bin. Then go and empty the recycle bin. See if that straightens it out.

sekirt
 

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Hi,
I would like to know that If i got an external monitor with usb ports on it and then connect my Macbook Pro 2015 to it via an HDMI cable, can i connect an external hard-drive onto the external display to transfer files to my macbook?
 

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I've got a new external hard drive.
I have many other external hard drives for which I want to backup the files of.

What's the best way of copying files from one drive to another?

1. Should I connect both on USB3 and copy one from another?

or

2. Copy to computer and then copy to new hard drive?

I've got a feeling that the second option might be the best one?

Thanks.
 

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I running windows xp pro.

When I open my recycle bin anything I've deleted shows up for about a second and then disappears from the window. This happens when I open the recycle bin or use explore.

Even though you can't see any items if you go to empty recycle bin, it asks if I sure that I want to delete the X number of items. So the items are there except I can't see them. This would cause a problem if I need to restore.

Any suggestions, thanks

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i noticed when i open the recycle bin my items in there dissapear but when you click empty recycle bin it deletes so many items.Could someone tell me where to go to change this setting
Os is xp pro
 

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I installed Windows 7 on my PC. I did a fresh install, but besides the system disk, I have a few other hard drives installed, as well as some external USB hard drives.

By revealing the system files (on the windows explorer settings), I'm able to see the folder that is used to manage the recycle bin items on each partition ($RECYCLE.BIN). So far so good, but the problem is that within that folder there are two sub-folders with files.

One of those sub-folders is related to the W7 recycle bin and the other folder (who's content was acessible only after changing its permissions) has a considerable size (about 7GB of stuff that was deleted within the previous installed operating system - Vista).

If I try to access the content of that sub-folder that belonged to Vista, I'm redirected to the actual recycle bin. Nonetheless, if I try to access it on the command line, I can see the original files (with their filenames changed to shorter ones).

My question is: what is the easiest and most secure way to delete the old recycle bin content? Emptying the recycle bin doesn't work, because W7 ignores the old content (that is stored on the older sub-folder). I come up with one of two procedures: delete those files on the command line or delete the old sub-folder on Windows Explorer.

Any suggestions?

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Quote: Originally Posted by nfh


I installed Windows 7 on my PC. I did a fresh install, but besides the system disk, I have a few other hard drives installed, as well as some external USB hard drives.

By revealing the system files (on the windows explorer settings), I'm able to see the folder that is used to manage the recycle bin items on each partition ($RECYCLE.BIN). So far so good, but the problem is that within that folder there are two sub-folders with files.

One of those sub-folders is related to the W7 recycle bin and the other folder (who's content was acessible only after changing its permissions) has a considerable size (about 7GB of stuff that was deleted within the previous installed operating system - Vista).

If I try to access the content of that sub-folder that belonged to Vista, I'm redirected to the actual recycle bin. Nonetheless, if I try to access it on the command line, I can see the original files (with their filenames changed to shorter ones).

My question is: what is the easiest and most secure way to delete the old recycle bin content? Emptying the recycle bin doesn't work, because W7 ignores the old content (that is stored on the older sub-folder). I come up with one of two procedures: delete those files on the command line or delete the old sub-folder on Windows Explorer.

Any suggestions?



If you are absolutely certain there's nothing in there you're going to want just trash the entire recy... Read more

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Hi, I've been backing up data on my computer only to open up recycle bin the other day and find most of the files missing. I was very confused. Then i realised i had recently deleted 2 or 3 large files in size of 2 or more gb and that the recycle bins capacity is 4gb Has recycle bin deleted my older items because there wasn't enough space? I need to find or restore the old files. Im guessing the recycle bin dir in c: has now been modified showing the current status. Can i recover any older recycle bin dir or any files which list the files that were in recycle bin before is was modified and deleted old files? I have tried free undelete programs but they all only show the current recycle bin contents, i need to find the old contents. I also mucked around with some security settings of recycle bin and corrupted it. I had to empty it. Does this mean a new recycle bin file has been made? How can i restore the old contents.

Thankyou.
 

A:Lost recycle bin items

Things shouldn't go in the trash unless you want to get rid of them. Chances are that the files have been partially or totally overwritten and unrecoverable. Any chance at recovery was lost when you kept using the machine. When files are lost, you should shut down immediately so they won't get overwritten and then move the drive to another machine for recovery.

If the recovery apps can't find anything, they are probably gone for good.
 

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Hiya,

I deleted something and could not find it in the recycle bin, and it shows 3 items in there, but when I empty the recycle bin, it said 6 item deleted. So I guess my recycle bin is not displaying all the item?

Wondering anybody have had similar problem?

Thanks in advance for any fix!

Cheers,
Aine

A:recycle bin not showing all items

Hello Aine,

It sounds like your Recycle Bin is not refreshing properly. If so, then this should be able to help fix it.

Recycle Bin

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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When I delete an item, it does not say (do you want to put it in the recycle bin) it says ( are you sure you want to delete this item. ) and if I change my mind and want it back it is not in the recycle bin. nothing goes in there. where does it go?.. I never have to empty it. I don't like that. can some one help me fix the problem. I am not sure even when it started doing that.
 

A:Deleted items not going in recycle bin

Right click the 'Recycle Bin' on your Desktop. Click Properties. Is 'Do not move files to the recycle bin', checked? Is 'Display delete confirmation dialog', unchecked?
moper
 

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Weird problem... I have some items that just can't be removed from my recycle bin. I always get a pop saying that cannot delete because it's being used by another program. Even when there's no programs running (except for the ones in the background).

Now I have an idea of why this is happening but i need some more assistance to finally ridding the problem. The problem only happens when i delete a file that's on my external hard drive. Also... i should add... that this problem only happens to files that i delete from the OPEN or SAVE AS windows rather than deleting from the file folder itself. For example if I were to go to a folder in my external hard drive and delete a file that way it's not a problem to empty it from the recycle bin... but if I was saving a file or opening a file from an app and I delete it from that dialog box those are the files that just can't seem to be remove from the recycle bin.

I know it's due to my external drive because when I turned it off the files are not in the recycle bin anymore. Now i tried using the Task Manager to turn off all processes dealing with my external hard drive but I still can't remove those files from the recycle bin; unless there are other files that i need to stop the process of.

Any suggestions? Oh yeah... I have a Maxtor 200GB external hard drive (if that is any help).
 

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