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Recycle bin useless.

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    Recycle bin useless.


    Now the recycle bin is useless because File Explorer has this new option to permanently delete stuff from the first windows 1.0 to 7 the recycle bin was useful now in windows 8 and 8.1 its no longer needed.

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    So why is it useless ? it can still work like before and also can delete files permanently with Shift - Delete like always was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    So why is it useless ? it can still work like before and also can delete files permanently with Shift - Delete like always was.
    You can permanently delete files in file explorer along with that shortcut too.
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    Well it surely saved me some time, I mostly use it to restore some files instead of downloading them again.
    I see no reason to delete files ASAP, they get deleted automatically before I shutdown/restart PC.
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    Worrying about things like that can be classified as "Nitpicking" I think. Some want some stuff, some don't and some hate having a choice of one way or another but complain it's not to their taste.
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    Yea, I delete stuff and sometimes decide I want it back. I let things stew in the bin for awhile before hitting the permanent delete. Thank you recycle bin!
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Yea, I delete stuff and sometimes decide I want it back. I let things stew in the bin for awhile before hitting the permanent delete. Thank you recycle bin!
    It actually does not even waste any space, when it fills up first stuff in gets deleted to make room for new. I know few people that made RB much larger and use it as spare space to keep some stuff in, temporarily at least until they decide what to do with it.
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