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My USB backup drives have recycle bins in them.

  1. #1


    Posts : 49
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    My USB backup drives have recycle bins in them.


    What is the right way to clean them up or remove the bins altogether?

    Thanks!

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  2. #2


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    its normal to be there but you can delete them. but it will make a new recycling bin again

    right click delete

    or double click it then delete the contents..
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  3. #3


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Just right click on the Recycle Bin Icon, and choose which drives you wish to have recycle bins- I usually only allow my System drive.

    Consequently, right click on your Computer iCon and choose "Properties (or go into Control Panel and pull up "System Information") - From there, choose System Protection ans make sure that these USB drives do not also have System Restore turned on- Unless you want Volume Shadow Copies of the files in there, or you wan to use any of those drives to store "FileHistory"

    If you do shut off System Protection/Restore on those drives, make sure you make a new restore point right away, because any restore points made while those drives were in use, will not work anymore.
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My USB backup drives have recycle bins in them.
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