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Prevent deleting files permamently on SD card ?

  1. #11


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    You do not have to right click when you insert the SD card. Only way to keep files on it from being deleted is having a Pro version of Windows 8 installed, to set a policy to not allow users to do that, then use a Limited login, not an administrator when using the notebook.

    It automatically will come up as a new device with its own folder, just as if you were booting up a CD or DVD with files on it.

    There is really no way to use the SD as a Hybrid drive with the hard drive in the notebook. It is only going to be used as for external storage.

    If you are running out of space on the notebook, you may want to get something like a 1TB Toshiba Canvio drive to move any pictures, documents, music, etc. over there.

    I keep only the OS and programs I use on my hard drive. All other data is kept on two cloud drives for redundancy.

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  2. #12


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    It appears it is being Flagged as a removable drive or folder and thus no recycle bin..
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  3. #13


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    It appears it is being Flagged as a removable drive or folder and thus no recycle bin..
    That would do it.
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    It appears it is being Flagged as a removable drive or folder and thus no recycle bin..
    That would do it.
    Not really, I tried that on my SD and it does not work.
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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by Addictive Gamer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    It appears it is being Flagged as a removable drive or folder and thus no recycle bin..
    That would do it.
    Not really, I tried that on my SD and it does not work.
    Tried what? We merely pointed out that removable media doesn't get a recycle bin. No recycle bin means files are permanently deleted.
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Tried what? We merely pointed out that removable media doesn't get a recycle bin. No recycle bin means files are permanently deleted.
    Oh
    I thought you are talking about settings applied to storage devices found in device manager.
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  7. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by Addictive Gamer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Tried what? We merely pointed out that removable media doesn't get a recycle bin. No recycle bin means files are permanently deleted.
    Oh
    I thought you are talking about settings applied to storage devices found in device manager.
    OK, I don't think you can change it from removable to fixed drive. Not easily if at all. I tried to do it to a USB thumb drive and got nowhere. It was a bit set in the firmware.
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  8. #18


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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    OK, I don't think you can change it from removable to fixed drive. Not easily if at all. I tried to do it to a USB thumb drive and got nowhere. It was a bit set in the firmware.
    Now that explains everything
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    It appears it is being Flagged as a removable drive or folder and thus no recycle bin..
    That is because it is. SD cards, USB sticks, USB drives are all considered removable drives. The Recycle bin for that drive is a part of the regular bin. Microsoft started doing that with Vista.
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  10. #20


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Alpha actually with a Raspberry Pi, you can make the SD card a fixed unit.
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